Damned Books In Publication Order
- Damned (2011)
- Doomed (2013)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Fight Club (1996)
- Survivor (1999)
- Invisible Monsters (1999)
- Choke (2001)
- Lullaby (2002)
- Diary (2003)
- Haunted (2005)
- Rant (2007)
- Snuff (2008)
- Pygmy (2009)
- Tell-All (2010)
- Invisible Monsters Remix (2012)
- Beautiful You (2014)
- Adjustment Day (2018)
- The Invention of Sound (2020)
Short Story Collections In Publication Order
- Make Something Up (2015)
- Bait (2016)
Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order
- Fugitives and Refugees (2003)
- Stranger than Fiction (2004)
- Consider This (2020)
Fight Club 2 Graphic Novels In Publication Order
- Fight Club 2 #1 (2015)
- Fight Club 2 #2 (2015)
- Fight Club 2 #3 (2015)
- Fight Club 2 #4 (2015)
- Fight Club 2 #5 (2015)
- Fight Club 2 #6 (2015)
- Fight Club 2 #7 (2015)
- Fight Club 2 #8 (2015)
- Fight Club 2 #9 (2016)
- Fight Club 2 #10 (2016)
Dark Delicacies Books In Publication Order
- Dark Delicacies: Original Tales of Terror and the Macabre by the World’s Greatest Horror Writers (2005)
- Dark Delicacies II: Fear (2007)
- Dark Delicacies III: Haunted (2009)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- Dark Delicacies III: Haunted (2009)
- Burnt Tongues (2014)
- Chiral Mad 3 (2016)
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Chuck Palahniuk Books Overview
With more than 300,000 copies sold, Chuck Palahniuk’s brilliant first novel and cult classic is being reissued with a new Introduction by the author An underground classic since its first publication in 1996, Fight Club is widely recognized as one of the most original and provocative novels of the last decade. Now the author adds his own voice to the critical debate he generated. In a new Introduction, he discusses the various interpretations in the popular media of Fight Club and the movie it inspired, as well as his personal reactions to the work’s reception and the influence that the Fight Club phenomenon has already had on our culture. Chuck Palahniuk’s darkly funny first novel tells the story of a disenfranchised young man frustrated with his bureacratic job and superficial relationships and disillusioned with the consumer culture’s prepackaged pleasures. Relief for him and his peers comes in the form of Tyler Durden, the intensely charismatic inventor of Fight Club. Waiters, clerks, and middlemen seek out the visceral satisfaction of secret after hours boxing matches in the baseme*nts of bars, thinking they have found a way to live beyond their confining and stultifying lives. But in Tyler’s world there are no rules, no limits, no brakes.
From the author of the underground sensation Fight Club, a mesmerizing, unnerving, and hilarious vision of cult and post cult life. Tender Branson last surviving member of the so called ‘Creedish Death Cult’ is dictating his incredible life story into the flight recorder of Flight 2039, cruising on autopilot at 39,000 feet somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. He is all alone in the plane, which will shortly reach terminal velocity and crash into the vast Australian outback. Before it does, he will unfold the tale of his journey from an obedient Creedish child and humble domestic servant to an ultra buffed, and collagen packed media messiah, author of a best selling autobiography, Saved from Salvation, and the even better selling Book of Very Common Prayer The Prayer to Delay Orgasm, The Prayer to Prevent Hair Loss, The Prayer to Silence Car Alarms. He’ll even share his insight that ‘the only difference between suicide and martyrdom is press coverage,’ and deny responsibility for the Tender Branson Sensitive Materials Landfill a 20,000 acre repository for the nation’s outdated po*rnography. Among other matters both bizarre and trenchant. Not since Kurt Vonnegut’s Mother Night and Jerzy Kosinski’s Being There has there been as black and telling a satire on the wages of fame and the bedrock lunacy of the modern world. Survivor is Chuck Palahniuk at his deadpan peak, and it marks him as a blazing talent for the new millennium.
Love, betrayal, petty larceny, and high fashion fuel this deliciously comic novel from the author of Fight Club and Survivor. The fashion model protagonist of Invisible Monsters has just about everything: a boyfriend, a career, a loyal best friend. But one day she’s driving along the freeway when a sudden ‘accident’ leaves her with half her face, no ability to speak, and next to no self esteem. From being the beautiful center of attention she becomes an invisible monster, so hideous that no one will acknowledge she exists. Enter Brandy Alexander, Queen Supreme, one operation away from becoming a real woman; Brandy will teach her that reinventing yourself means erasing the past and making up something better. And that salvation hides in the last places you’ll ever want to look. In this hilarious and daringly unpredictable novel, the narrator must exact revenge upon Evie, her best friend and fellow model; kidnap Manus, her two timing ex boyfriend; and hit the road with Brandy in search of a brand new past, present, and future. Changing names and stories in every city, they catapult toward a final confrontation with a rifle toting Evie by which time the narrator will have learned that loving and being loved are not mutually exclusive, and that nothing, on the surface, is ever quite what it seems. By turns witty, poignant, and exhilarating, Invisible Monsters will take you on a ride you’ll never forget.
From the author of the international sensation Fight Club, a powerful and hilarious novel about love and strife between mothers and sons, the addictive power of sex, the terrors of aging, the ugly truth about historical theme parks, and much else…
Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk’s controversial and blazingly original debut novel, introduced a fresh and even renegade talent to American fiction, one who has retooled the classic black humor of Terry Southern and Kurt Vonnegut for the lunacy of the millennial age. In his new novel, Choke, he gives readers a vision of life and love and sex and mortality that is both chillingly brilliant and teeth rattlingly funny. Victor Mancini, a dropout from medical school, has devised a complicated scam to pay for his mother’s elder care: Pretend to be choking on a piece of food in a restaurant and the person who ‘saves you’ will feel responsible for the rest of his life. Multiply that a couple of hundred times and you generate a healthy flow of checks, week in, week out. Between fake choking gigs, Victor works at Colonial Dunsboro with a motley group of losers and stoners trapped in 1734, cruises sex addiction groups for action ‘You put twenty sexaholics around a table night after night and don’t be surprised.’, and visits his mother, whose anarchic streak made his childhood a mad whirl and whose Alzheimer’s disease now hides what may be the startling truth about his possibly divine? parentage. An antihero for our deranging times, Victor’s whole existence is a struggle to wrest an identity from overwhelming forces. His creator, Chuck Palahniuk, is the visionary we need and the satirist we deserve.
From the author of the New York Times bestseller Choke and the cult classic Fight Club, a cunningly plotted novel about the ultimate verbal weapon, one that reinvents the apocalyptic thriller for our times. Carl Streator is a solitary widower and a fortyish newspaper reporter who is assigned to do a series of articles on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. In the course of this investigation he discovers an ominous thread: the presence at the death scenes of the anthology Poems and Rhymes Around the World, all opened to the page where there appears an African chant, or culling song. This song turns out to be lethal when spoken or even thought in anyone’s direction and once it lodges in Streator’s brain he finds himself becoming an involuntary serial killer. So he teams up with a real estate broker, one Helen Hoover Boyle who specializes in selling haunted or distressed houses wonderfully high turnover, and who lost a child to the culling song years before for a cross country odyssey to remove all copies of the book from libraries, lest this deadly verbal virus spread and wipe out human life. Accompanying them on this road trip are Helen’s assistant, Mona Sabbat, an exquisitely earnest Wiccan, and her sardonic ecoterrorist boyfriend Oyster, who is running a scam involving fake liability claims and business blackmail. Welcome to the new nuclear family. On one level, Lullaby is a chillingly pertinent parable about the dangers of psychic infection and control in an era of wildly overproliferated information: Imagine a plague you catch through your ears…
imagine an idea that occupies your mind like a city. But it is also a tightly wound thriller with an intriguing premise and a suspenseful plot full of surprising twists and turns. Finally, because it is a Chuck Palahniuk novel, it is a blackly comic tour de force that reinforces his stature as our funniest nihilist and a contemporary seer.
CAN YOU FEEL THIS?
Chuck Palahniuk, the bestselling author of Fight Club, Choke, and Lullaby continues his twenty first century reinvention of the horror novel in this scary and profound look at our quest for some sort of immortality.
Diary takes the form of a coma Diary kept by one Misty Tracy Wilmot as her husband lies senseless in a hospital after a suicide attempt. Once she was an art student dreaming of creativity and freedom; now, after marrying Peter at school and being brought back to once quaint, now tourist overrun Waytansea Island, she’s been reduced to the condition of a resort hotel maid. Peter, it turns out, has been hiding rooms in houses he s remodeled and scrawling vile messages all over the walls an old habit of builders but dramatically overdone in Peter s case. Angry homeowners are suing left and right, and Misty s dreams of artistic greatness are in ashes. But then, as if possessed by the spirit of Maura Kinkaid, a fabled Waytansea artist of the nineteenth century, Misty begins painting again, compulsively. But can her newly discovered talent be part of a larger, darker plan? Of course it can
Diary is a dark, hilarious, and poignant act of storytelling from America s favorite, most inventive nihilist. It is Chuck Palahniuk s finest novel yet.
Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk is a novel made up of stories: Twenty-three of them, to be precise. Twenty-three of the most horrifying, hilarious, mind-blowing, stomach-churning tales you’ll ever encounter-sometimes all at once. They are told by people who have answered an ad headlined ‘Writers’ Retreat: Abandon Your Life for Three Months,’ and who are led to believe that here they will leave behind all the distractions of ‘real life’ that are keeping them from creating the masterpiece that is in them. But ‘here’ turns out to be a cavernous and ornate old theater where they are utterly isolated from the outside world-and where heat and power and, most important, food are in increasingly short supply. And the more desperate the circumstances become, the more extreme the stories they tell-and the more devious their machinations become to make themselves the hero of the inevitable play/movie/nonfiction blockbuster that will surely be made from their plight.
Haunted is on one level a satire of reality television-The Real World meets Alive. It draws from a great literary tradition-The Canterbury Tales, The Decameron, the English storytellers in the Villa Diodati who produced, among other works, Frankenstein-to tell an utterly contemporary tale of people desperate that their story be told at any cost. Appallingly entertaining, Haunted is Chuck Palahniuk at his finest-which means his most extreme and his most provocative.
The Rant Limited Edition is specially packaged in a one piece preprinted case, printed black, with the title created in spot gloss; a 4 color slipcase that matches the original jacket of the trade book; a 1/8′ ribbon marker; a signed tip in sheet, speckled edges; and an exclusive 1300 word ‘Automotive Afterword’ entitled ‘Recipes for Disasters’ which is not available in print anywhere but only in this limited edition. Like most people I didn t meet Rant Casey until after he was dead. That’s how it works for most celebrities: After they croak, their circle of friends just explodes Rant is the mind bending new novel from Chuck Palahniuk, the literary provocateur responsible for such books as the generation defining classic Fight Club and the pedal to the metal horrorfest Haunted. It takes the form of an oral history of one Buster Rant Casey, who may or may not be the most efficient serial killer of our time. What Typhoid Mary Mallon was to typhoid, what Gaetan Dugas was to AIDS, and Liu Jian Lun was to SARS, Buster Casey would become for rabies. A high school rebel who always wins and a childhood murderer?, Rant Casey escapes from his small hometown of Middleton for the big city. He becomes the leader of an urban demolition derby called Party Crashing. On appointed nights participants recognize each other by such designated car markings as Just Married toothpaste graffiti and then stalk and crash into each other. Rant Casey will die a spectacular highway death after which his friends gather testimony needed to build an oral history of his short, violent life. Their collected anecdotes explore the possibility that his saliva caused a silent urban plague of rabies and that he found a way to escape the prison house of linear time The future you have, tomorrow, won t be the same future you had, yesterday. Rant CaseyExpect hilarity, horror, and blazing insight into the desperate and surreal contemporary human condition as only Chuck Palahniuk can deliver it. He’s the postmillennial Jonathan Swift, the visionary to watch to learn what’s uh oh coming next.
Six hundred dudes. One po*rn queen. A world record for the ages. A must have movie for every discerning collector of things erotic. Cassie Wright, po*rn priestess, intends to cap her legendary career by breaking the world record for serial fornication. On camera. With six hundred men. Snuff unfolds from the perspectives of Mr. 72, Mr. 137, and Mr. 600, who await their turn on camera in a very crowded green room. This wild, lethally funny, and thoroughly researched novel brings the huge yet underacknowledged presence of po*rnography in contemporary life into the realm of literary fiction at last. Who else but Chuck Palahniuk would dare do such a thing? Who else could do it so well, so unflinchingly, and with such an incendiary you might say climax?From the Hardcover edition.
Begins here first account of operative me, agent number 67 on arrival mid western American airport greater _______ area. Flight ____. Date ______. Priority mission top success to complete. Code name. Operation Havoc. Fellow operatives already pass immigrant control, through secure doors and to embrace own other host family people. Operative Tibor, agent 23; operative Magda, agent 36; operative Ling, agent 19. All violate United States secure port of entry having success. Each now embedded among middle income corrupt American family, all other homes, other schools, and neighbours of same city. By not after next today, strategy of web of operatives to be established.’ Agent Number 67, nicknamed Pygmy for his diminutive size, arrives in the United States from his totalitarian homeland a mash up of North Korea, Cuba, Communist era China, and Na*zi era Germany, as an ‘exchange student’ into the welcoming arms of his Simpsons spinoff Midwestern host family. Host cow father he works in the biological weapons complex outside of town, chicken neck mother, pig dog brother, and the disconcertingly self possessed cat sister introduce Pygmy into the rituals of postmodern American life, which he views with utter contempt. Along with his fellow operatives, all indoctrinated into the mindset of the totalitarian state, he is planning something big, something truly, truly awful, that will bring this big dumb country and its fat, dumb inhabitants to their knees. Pygmy is a comedy. It is also Chuck Palahniuk’s finest, most ambitious novel since Fight Club.
The hyperactive love child of Page Six and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? caught in a tawdry love triangle with The Fan. Even Kitty Kelly will blush. Soaked, nay, marinated in the world of vintage Hollywood, Tell All is a Sunset Boulevard inflected homage to Old Hollywood when Bette Davis and Joan Crawford ruled the roost; a veritable Tourette’s syndrome of rat tat tat name dropping, from the A list to the Z list; and a merciless send up of Lillian Hellman s habit of butchering the truth that will have Mary McCarthy cheering from the beyond. Our Thelma Ritter ish narrator is Hazie Coogan, who for decades has tended to the outsized needs of Katherine Miss Kathie Kenton veteran of multiple marriages, career comebacks, and cosmetic surgeries. But danger arrives with gentleman caller Webster Carlton Westward III, who worms his way into Miss Kathie s heart and boudoir. Hazie discovers that this bounder has already written a celebrity tell all memoir foretelling Miss Kathie s death in a forthcoming Lillian Hellman penned musical extravaganza; as the body count mounts, Hazie must execute a plan to save Katherine Kenton for her fans and for posterity. Tell All is funny, subversive, and fascinatingly clever. It s wild, it s wicked, it s bold faced it s vintage Chuck.
For the first time in hardcover, an expanded, radically refashioned ‘director’s cut’ of a favorite Chuck Palahniuk novel. Injected with new material and special design elements, Invisible Monsters Remix fulfills Chuck Palahniuk’s original vision for his 1999 novel, turning a daring satire on beauty and the fashion industry into an even more wildly unique reading experience. Palahniuk s fashion model protagonist has it all boyfriend, career, loyal best friend until an accident destroys her face, her ability to speak, and her self esteem. Enter Brandy Alexander, Queen Supreme, one operation away from becoming a bona fide woman. Laced in are new chapters of memoir and further scenes with the book s characters. Readers will jump between chapters, reread the book to understand the dissolve between fiction and fact, and decipher the playful book design, embarking on a ride they ll never forget.
Want to know where Chuck Palahniuk’s tonsils currently reside?Been looking for a naked mannequin to hide in your kitchen cabinets?Curious about Chuck s debut in an MTV music video?What goes on at the Scum Center?How do you get to the Apocalypse Caf ?In the closest thing he may ever write to an autobiography, Chuck Palahniuk provides answers to all these questions and more as he takes you through the streets, sewers, and local haunts of Portland, Oregon. According to Katherine Dunn, author of the cult classic Geek Love, Portland is the home of America s Fugitives and Refugees. Get to know these folks, the most cracked of the crackpots, as Palahniuk calls them, and come along with him on an adventure through the parts of Portland you might not otherwise believe actually exist. No other travel guide will give you this kind of access to a little history, a little legend, and a lot of friendly, sincere, fascinating people who maybe should ve kept their mouths shut. Here are strange personal museums, weird annual events, and ghost stories. Tour the tunnels under downtown Portland. Visit swingers sex clubs, gay and straight. See Frances Gabe s famous 1940s Self Cleaning House. Learn how to talk like a local in a quick vocabulary lesson. Get to know, I mean really get to know, the animals at the Portland zoo. Oh, the list goes on and on.
In a truly distinguished collection of twenty superb, sublimely dark tales written especially for this volume, such acknowledged contemporary masters of horror fiction as Clive Barker, Ray Bradbury, Ramsey Campbell, Nancy Holder, Richard Laymon, Brian Lumley, Joe Lansdale, Whitley Streiber, F. Paul Wilson, and Chelsea Quinn Yarboro serve up a veritable feast of fear. For the first time ever, Dark Delicacies, the world’s foremost horror bookstore, lends its famous name and imprimatur to an anthology designed to please the palate of the genre s most discriminating fans. Throughout, the editors Del Howison co owner of Dark Delicacies and leading horror anthologist Jeff Gelb present perfectly crafted, freshly original horror fiction fare that is as terrifying as it is chillingly delicious.
In a second distinguished collection of twenty superb, sublimely dark tales written especially for this volume, such acknowledged contemporary masters of horror fiction as Barbara Hambly, John Farris, James Sallis, Steve Niles, Tananarive Due, L. A. Banks, and Gary Brandner serve up a veritable feast of fear. For the second time, Dark Delicacies, the world’s foremost horror bookstore, lends its famous name and imprimatur to an anthology designed to please the palate of the genre’s most discriminating fans. Throughout, the editors Del Howison co owner of Dark Delicacies and leading horror anthologist Jeff Gelb present perfectly crafted, freshly original horror fiction fare that is as terrifying as it is chillingly delicious.
A stellar cast of horror writers comprise this third entry in the Dark Delicacies anthology series. These twenty one short works will examine and lay bare all the ways in which we are haunted both literally and figuratively. With a new novella from David Morrell and a short story Chuck Palahniuk is writing as a teaching class on his blog, interest in this anthology will prove that the third time is no trick and all treat! Includes contributions from: Kevin J. Anderson Clive Barker Michael Boatman Heather Graham Richard Christian Matheson David Morrell Chuck Palahniuk Victor Salva And many more!
- Stephen King
- David Baldacci
- James Patterson
- George R R Martin
- Neil Gaiman
- Clive Barker
- Joe Hill
- Diana Palmer