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      CommentAuthorm1k3y
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2008
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    speaking of Palahniuk.. I have a lazy-web request:

    am going crazy, or did I watch a video a few years ago where Chuck spoke to a group on students about how you affect change..
    was a cool little lecture, where he used the example of fur (beaver?) hats going out on fashion in Europe as killing off the fur-trade..

    anyone a) seen it and can confirm i'm not completely nuts.. b) have a copy / know where it is, 'cause i've FAILED in locating it again
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    Survivor is an awesome book but Diary is a manifesto for Art. Non-Fiction's screed about LA script writers is pretty fantastic, too.
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      CommentAuthormuse hick
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2008 edited
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    @ dracko

    have you thought about buying online -- when i was in the uk i used to order from www.alibris.com and it was cheaper to ship it over than to buy it in the uk. they have a hardcover at $14 which about £7 with the exchange rates. postage is cheap and that is probably what you would pay for a paperback in the uk
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      CommentAuthorAdlai
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2008
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    I thought there was a paperback of Rant?
    • CommentAuthorDracko
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2008
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Nope.
    • CommentAuthormatt d
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2008
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    Haven't yet read 'Rant' and couldn't get through 'Haunted', twice. (wasn't there another thread about that?)

    'Survivor' and 'Lullaby', i guess...
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      CommentAuthorMegaGoosey
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2008
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    I just finished reading Fugitives and Refugees, which was really good. A real love letter to his friends and a city that he obviously has a great affinity for.
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      CommentAuthormuse hick
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2008
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    the follow up to snuff, the book not yet out, has been announced

    pygmy plot revealed
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      CommentAuthorAdlai
    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2008
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    Thanks for the link muse hick! sounds like this one might get him in trouble
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    My favorite is "Choke". Tried reading "Rant", but couldn't get into the writing style.
    • CommentAuthorjamassie
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2008
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    Haunted is my favourite. It felt like Palahniuk set out to write the most disturbing thing ever, and dammit he succeded.
    • CommentAuthorWinther
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2008
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    Survivor tops my list, too.

    I, too, think Fight Club actually worked better as a movie. Palahniuk himself has said he actually prefers the movie ending, and I definitely agree. It's oddly sweet and hopeful, despite the apocalyptic events going on outside. And then the Pixies kick in, and it's just perfect. Best. Movie. Ending. Ever.

    I do think that, prior to Lullaby, Palahniuk was starting to repeat himself a little. But as he's started playing around with more genre elements, I think his writing got more interesting again. I love Lullaby, and it's my second favorite book of his.

    Haunted is brilliant in parts and less than great in others, but since I've always seen it primarily as an anthology collection - despite the bridging story - that's pretty much comes with the territory. Guts tends to get all the attention, but Product Placement is my favorite of the bunch.

    Diary just made me feel dirty and icky and despondent. It's the closest he's written to a straight up horror story, more so than Haunted, I'd argue.

    I really enjoyed Rant. I think the format was compulsively readable, and I liked the way the story was put together, with the SF sort of lurking in the background.