Fight Club

Fight Club
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Release: 2011-11-30
Editor: Random House
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781448114955
Language: en
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Every weekend, in basements and parking lots across the country, young men with good white-collar jobs and absent fathers take off their shoes and shirts and fight each other barehanded for as long as they have to. Then they go back to those jobs with blackened eyes and loosened teeth and the sense that they can handle anything. Fight Club is the invention of Tyler Durden, projectionist, waiter and dark, anarchic genius. And it's only the beginning of his plans for revenge on a world where cancer support groups have the corner on human warmth.

Fight Club A Novel

Fight Club  A Novel
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Release: 2005-10-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0393066398
Language: en
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The first rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club. Chuck Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation’s most visionary satirist in this, his first book. Fight Club’s estranged narrator leaves his lackluster job when he comes under the thrall of Tyler Durden, an enigmatic young man who holds secret after-hours boxing matches in the basements of bars. There, two men fight "as long as they have to." This is a gloriously original work that exposes the darkness at the core of our modern world.

Fight Club

Fight Club
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Release: 2011-06-01
Editor: Random House Australia
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9781742745206
Language: en
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This book that was made into the highly succesful movie Fight Club starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton Every weekend, in basements and parking lots across the country, young men with good white-collar jobs and absent fathers take off their shoes and shirts and fight each other barehanded for as long as they have to. Then they go back to those jobs with blackened eyes and loosened teeth and the sense that they can handle anything. Fight Club is the invention of Tyler Durden, projectionist, waiter and dark, anarchic genius. And it's only the beginning of his plans for revenge on a world where cancer support groups have the corner on human warmth.

Fight Club 3 Graphic Novel

Fight Club 3  Graphic Novel
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Release: 2020-04-14
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
Pages: 332
ISBN: 9781506711805
Language: en
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A new movement has replaced Project Mayhem, and even Tyler Durden doesn't know how to play by these rules. Marla Singer is about to deliver her second child, but the daddy isn't her husband--it's Tyler, who's very invested in his heir, and the world he'll inherit, as Die Off Industries plots to fine-tune mankind. Bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk is back with his greatest creation, the sequel to the book that spent six months on the 2016 New York Times bestseller list. Teaming once again with award-winning artists Cameron Stewart and David Mack, Palahniuk leads a full frontal assault of the culture, from online dating to weaponized STDs, as a strange picture frame opens a road to paradise. 2019's bestselling twelve-issue series is collected in one massive digital book. Get in touch with your ugly side. Collects Fight Club 3 issues #1-#12. "Whether you've been a fan since the '90s or were hooked by the jump to comics, you'll want to see what comes next in this highly unpredictable saga."- PASTE MAGAZINE "Fight Club 3 is everything that a sequel to a sequel should be. It elevates the dark themes of the novel and the first graphic novel to the next illogical, insanely violent step." - COMICON.COM "Palahniuk's work takes some of our greatest shortcomings--insufficient or inadequate parenting, toxic isolation-- then magnifies and underlines them in fractured skulls and drunken vomit." - PLAYBOY "Scabby and surreal." - DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD "The first rule of the comic book incarnation of Fight Club is that it'll look good." - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER "Ambitious." - ADVENTURES IN POOR TASTE "Trippy." - EVERYTHING ACTION "The talent and care that went into this issue is palpable, from David Mack's cover to Nate Piekos' lettering... This book does not allow you to get comfortable." - COMICWATCH "Stewart continues to do the Fight Club saga justice with his artwork...flies and all." - ROGUES PORTAL "Bold...Palahniuk doesn't give us what we want here but rather what we need. Namely a story that makes the reader think not just about what's going on but also about their own expectations of the archetypes portrayed in the story; the flies buzzing on the page hinting at a character's intent; the name drop of "snowflake" for a caller I.D.; a subtle tattoo on the neck. All raising enough questions to leave us staring at every panel with the steely focus of a seasoned detective combing a crime scene for clues." - BIG COMIC PAGE

Fight Club 2 Graphic Novel

Fight Club 2  Graphic Novel
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Release: 2016-06-28
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781616559458
Language: en
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Fight Club 2 is available exclusively as a Graphic Novel! Some imaginary friends never go away . . . Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, he lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife. Pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won't last long, the wife has seen to that. He's back where he started, but this go-round he's got more at stake than his own life.The time has arrived . . .Rize or Die. New York Times bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk and acclaimed artist Cameron Stewart have collaborated for one of the most highly anticipated comic book and literary events-the return of Tyler Durden. The first rule of Fight Club 2 might be not to talk about it, but Fight Club 2 is generating international headlines and will introduce a new generation of readers to Project Mayhem. Praise for the comics that comprise Fight Club 2: “At turns deeply poignant and very funny, Palahniuk’s freakish fables capture a twisted zeitgeist and add an oddly inspirational and subversive voice to the contemporary canon…. In the post-9/11 present, a hyperactive, Internet-obsessed, war- and recession-weary America apparently needs Tyler again.”—THE ATLANTIC “The book is fantastic, my highest recommendation.... Excellent work by Cameron Stewart and David Mack, and by our awesome friends at Dark Horse Comics.”—Brian Michael Bendis “If Tyler Durden needed a resurgence, there’s no time like the present for his return… Fight Club 2 is a comic that taps back into everything great about the source material, and one that makes Tyler Durden’s warm nihilistic embrace a welcome draw back into a familiar world of cynicism, violence, and anarchy....“Tyler Lives,” and I couldn’t be happier by the prospect of more bedlam.”—NEWSARAMA “Palahniuk is delivering a worthy sequel to his most beloved story.”—THE NERDIST “Entertaining.”—COMIC BOOK RESOURCES “Excellent.”—THE BEAT “An amazing piece of work. You do not want to miss out on this.”—COMICVINE “Perfect.”—FORCES OF GEEK “We have a worthy sequel on our hands…. A must read.”—COMICOSITY “Cameron Stewart truly outdoes himself on every level in this book.”—BLOODY DISGUSTING “Clever and beautiful.”—COMICS ALLIANCE

Fight Club 2 1

Fight Club 2  1
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Release: 2012-08-22
Editor: Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues)
Pages: 30
ISBN: PKEY:27117
Language: en
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**Tyler Durden lives!** Some imaginary friends never go away . . . Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, he lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife, pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won't last long; the wife has seen to that. The time has come . . . Rize or Die. * Chuck Palahniuk writes the sequel to _Fight Club_! * One of the most anticipated comics of the year. * Named to ComicBook.com's Top 10 Comic Events We Can't Wait For in 2015! The first rule of Fight Club might be not to talk about it, but tongues are already wagging about Chuck Palahniuk's sequel to his 1996 novel.� The Telegraph (London) Just wait until you see what happens next.� Hollywood Reporter Heat Vision, 5 Comics to Look Out For in 2015

Feminist Fight Club

Feminist Fight Club
Author: Jessica Bennett
Release: 2016-09-13
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780062439796
Language: en
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Part manual, part manifesto, a humorous yet incisive guide to navigating subtle sexism at work—a pocketbook Lean In for the Buzzfeed generation that provides real-life career advice and humorous reinforcement for a new generation of professional women. It was a fight club—but without the fighting and without the men. Every month, the women would huddle in a friend’s apartment to share sexist job frustrations and trade tips for how best to tackle them. Once upon a time, you might have called them a consciousness-raising group. But the problems of today’s working world are more subtle, less pronounced, harder to identify—and, if Ellen Pao is any indication, harder to prove—than those of their foremothers. These women weren’t just there to vent. They needed battle tactics. And so the fight club was born. Hard-hitting and entertaining, Feminist Fight Club blends personal stories with research, statistics, infographics, and no-bullsh*t expert advice. Bennett offers a new vocabulary for the sexist workplace archetypes women encounter everyday—such as the Manterrupter who talks over female colleagues in meetings or the Himitator who appropriates their ideas—and provides practical hacks for navigating other gender landmines in today’s working world. With original illustrations, Feminist Mad Libs, a Negotiation Cheat Sheet, as well as fascinating historical research and a kit for “How to Start Your Own Club,” Feminist Fight Club tackles both the external (sexist) and internal (self-sabotaging) behaviors that plague today’s women—as well as the system that perpetuates them.

Fight Club

Fight Club
Author: Thomas E. Wartenberg
Release: 2013-03-01
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781136665639
Language: en
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Released in 1999, Fight Club is David Fincher’s popular adaption of Chuck Palahniuk’s cult novel, and one of the most philosophically rich films of recent years. This is the first book to explore the varied philosophical aspects of the film. Beginning with an introduction by the editor that places the film and essays in context, each chapter explores a central theme of Fight Club from a philosophical perspective. Topics discussed include: Fight Club, Plato’s cave and Descartes’ cogito moral disintegration identity, gender and masculinity visuals and narration. Including annotated further reading at the end of each chapter, Fight Club is essential reading for anyone interested in the film, as well as those studying philosophy and film studies.

Studying Fight Club

Studying Fight Club
Author: Mark Ramey
Release: 2012-08-14
Editor: Liverpool University Press
Pages: 165
ISBN: 9781906733759
Language: en
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Fight Club is, on one level, pop-culture phenomena and on another, a deeply philosophical and satirical exploration of modern life. David Fincher's 1999 film (and Chuck Palahniuk's source novel) has had a huge impact on audiences worldwide leading to spoofs, homage, merchandising and numerous Internet fan sites. On initial release the film was met with wide hostility from critics who either failed to appreciate its satirical intent or believed the film failed to deliver on its satirical promise. Early in its DVD afterlife, however, a wider audience began to appreciate the film's significance and radical message. Although attracted by the film's playfulness and star wattage, however, many students struggle with its theoretical notions such as Capitalism, materialism, anarchy and so on. This is one film, which therefore merits a thoughtful and provocative analysis but also an accessible one, and Mark Ramey has provided just that.

Vampire Fight Club

Vampire Fight Club
Author: Larissa Ione
Release: 2017-11-28
Editor: Lyrical Press
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9781516107865
Language: en
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A vampire with a taste for blood sport is about to experience the ultimate thrill in the New York Times bestselling author's paranormal romance novella. Vladlena Paskelkov, a shapeshifter and underworld nurse, knows how to get herself out of almost any situation. When a wave of violence hits close to home, she's forced to go undercover. And her first stop is a haven of vice—with a dangerously sexy vamp in charge. Legendary, jaded, Nathan Sabine is the manager of Thirst, a wildly popular vampire club—and secret underground blood arena. A rare daywalker, Nathan possesses other, even more explosive secrets—as does his beautiful new medic, Vladlena. But the one thing they can't conceal is the lust that simmers between them . . . Now, in an underworld divided by revelry and violence, debauchery and vengeance, Nate and Lena will discover which risks are worth taking—and which desires demand surrender . . . Previously published in the anthology Supernatural.

Fight Club 2 Library Edition

Fight Club 2 Library Edition
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Release: 2016-10-25
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781506702377
Language: en
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This limited edition hardcover in slipcase features 90 pages of bonus content and new cover art by David Mack. Some imaginary friends never go away . . . Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, he lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife. Pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won't last long, the wife has seen to that. He's back where he started, but this go-round he's got more at stake than his own life.The time has arrived . . . Rize or Die. New York Tomes bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk and acclaimed artist Cameron Stewart have collaborated for one of the most highly anticipated comic book and literary events of 2015--the return of Tyler Durden. The first rule of Fight Club 2 might be not to talk about it, but Fight Club 2 is generating international headlines and will introduce a new generation of readers to Project Mayhem. Praise for the comics that comprise Fight Club 2: "At turns deeply poignant and very funny, Palahniuk's freakish fables capture a twisted zeitgeist and add an oddly inspirational and subversive voice to the contemporary canon.... In the post-9/11 present, a hyperactive, Internet-obsessed, war- and recession-weary America apparently needs Tyler again."-THE ATLANTIC "The book is fantastic, my highest recommendation.... Excellent work by Cameron Stewart and David Mack, and by our awesome friends at Dark Horse Comics."-Brian Michael Bendis "If Tyler Durden needed a resurgence, there's no time like the present for his return... Fight Club 2 is a comic that taps back into everything great about the source material, and one that makes Tyler Durden's warm nihilistic embrace a welcome draw back into a familiar world of cynicism, violence, and anarchy...."Tyler Lives," and I couldn't be happier by the prospect of more bedlam."-NEWSARAMA "Palahniuk is delivering a worthy sequel to his most beloved story."-THE NERDIST "Entertaining."-COMIC BOOK RESOURCES "Excellent."-THE BEAT "An amazing piece of work. You do not want to miss out on this."-COMICVINE "Perfect."-FORCES OF GEEK "We have a worthy sequel on our hands.... A must read."-COMICOSITY "Cameron Stewart truly outdoes himself on every level in this book."-BLOODY DISGUSTING "Clever and beautiful."-COMICS ALLIANCE

Quicklet on Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

Quicklet on Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Author: Sabrina Alipate
Release: 2011-11-09
Editor: Hyperink Inc
Pages: 44
ISBN: 9781614640561
Language: en
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Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less. Fight Club was written by Chuck Palahniuk, who was born in Pasco, WA on February 21, 1962. He grew up in a blue-collar home, and after his parents were divorced, he often spent parts of his childhood living with his grandparents. He attended the University of Oregon's School of Journalism in the 80's and spent time working as a journalist. Palahniuk was a hybrid worker, taking on blue-collar jobs, including one job as a mechanic, while also exercising his literary talents by writing how-to manuals for fixing trucks. He began writing seriously in his mid-thirties after attending a seminar hosted by writer Tom Spanbauer. This relationship would influence Palahniuk's minimalist writing style. His first attempt at publication never garnered him an agent. He wrote a short story in response to his rejection from publishing agencies and this short story later became chapter six of his novel, Fight Club. The first edition of the novel had a short shelf life. Interest in the novel from 20th Century Fox led to Palahniuk securing an agent, and later led to the film adaptation of his novel. The film and the novel have gone on to become cult hits, making Palahniuk an award-winning novelist. EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER 2 The narrator meets Marla in the Trinity Episcopal basement during Remaining Men Together, a testicular cancer support group. The narrator can't sleep and attending support groups for the terminally ill is the only way he knows how to feel emotion. He's never been able to cry, but being wrapped in a bear hug by Bob, a man that abused steroids and has lost his physique, the narrator can cry and feel loved. Marla is a gothic beauty. She has short matte hair, big brown eyes, and pale skin. She is the only woman at the testicular cancer support group, and it bothers the narrator. He can't cry in front of her and he notices that Marla also attends various support groups he belongs to. ...buy the Quicklet to read more!

You Do Not Talk About Fight Club

You Do Not Talk About Fight Club
Author: Read Mercer Schuchardt
Release: 2015-01-06
Editor: BenBella Books, Inc.
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781941631614
Language: en
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Pervasive and multidisciplinary, this insightful exploration discusses how and why this seminal work developed, and continues to grow, such a cult following. When Fight Club punched its way onto the scene a decade ago, it provided an unprecedented glimpse into the American male's psyche and rapidly turned into a euphemism for a variety of things that should be "just understood" and not otherwise acknowledged. Key to its success is the variety of lenses through which the story can be interpreted; is it a story of male anxiety in a metrosexual world, of ritual religion in a secular age, of escape from totalitarian capitalism, or the spiritual malaise induced by technologically-oriented society? Writers, conspiracy theorists, and philosophers are among those ready to talk about Fight Club's ability to be all these and more.

Futuristic Fight Club

Futuristic Fight Club
Author: Dee Dee Rivera,Cathy Britton
Release: 2017-02-08
Editor: Lulu.com
Pages: 36
ISBN: 9781365743801
Language: en
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A combination of modern sports humor and futuristic animals. This story takes place in South America after humans have moved from the planet and animals take over again. This story puts the battleground of predator and prey together in an official boxing ring, and charges tickets to the other animals to watch. The two contenders at first are a large Deinognathus and an anaconda, two species that will most likely clash in the future world. Then the champion--the Deinognathus--will have to take on another challenger. Who will it be? Will the mighty predator win against this one? Find out. No real violence is depicted in this story, so it is child-friendly.

Fight Club 2 Graphic Novel

Fight Club 2  Graphic Novel
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Release: 2018-05-01
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781506706283
Language: en
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Fight Club 2 is available exclusively as a Graphic Novel! Some imaginary friends never go away . . . Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, he lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife. Pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won't last long, the wife has seen to that. He's back where he started, but this go-round he's got more at stake than his own life.The time has arrived . . .Rize or Die. New York Times bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk and acclaimed artist Cameron Stewart have collaborated for one of the most highly anticipated comic book and literary events-the return of Tyler Durden. The first rule of Fight Club 2 might be not to talk about it, but Fight Club 2 is generating international headlines and will introduce a new generation of readers to Project Mayhem. Praise for the comics that comprise Fight Club 2: “At turns deeply poignant and very funny, Palahniuk’s freakish fables capture a twisted zeitgeist and add an oddly inspirational and subversive voice to the contemporary canon…. In the post-9/11 present, a hyperactive, Internet-obsessed, war- and recession-weary America apparently needs Tyler again.”—THE ATLANTIC “The book is fantastic, my highest recommendation.... Excellent work by Cameron Stewart and David Mack, and by our awesome friends at Dark Horse Comics.”—Brian Michael Bendis “If Tyler Durden needed a resurgence, there’s no time like the present for his return… Fight Club 2 is a comic that taps back into everything great about the source material, and one that makes Tyler Durden’s warm nihilistic embrace a welcome draw back into a familiar world of cynicism, violence, and anarchy....“Tyler Lives,” and I couldn’t be happier by the prospect of more bedlam.”—NEWSARAMA “Palahniuk is delivering a worthy sequel to his most beloved story.”—THE NERDIST “Entertaining.”—COMIC BOOK RESOURCES “Excellent.”—THE BEAT “An amazing piece of work. You do not want to miss out on this.”—COMICVINE “Perfect.”—FORCES OF GEEK “We have a worthy sequel on our hands…. A must read.”—COMICOSITY “Cameron Stewart truly outdoes himself on every level in this book.”—BLOODY DISGUSTING “Clever and beautiful.”—COMICS ALLIANCE

Fight Club 2 9

Fight Club 2  9
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Release: 2016-02-10
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
Pages: 32
ISBN: PKEY:27918
Language: en
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Tylers minions stow all the worlds treasures before they trigger Armageddonor as they call it, the Tranquility Gambit. Sebastian is forced to battle his own son as he and Marla rekindle their love. But once their family is reunited, theyre all buried alive in a huge salt cavern! Things are looking grim for everyone. Full of more surprises than a Cracker Jack box, its a great expansion of an already strange universe.ðFangoria

Feral Breed Fight Club The Collection

Feral Breed Fight Club  The Collection
Author: Ellis Leigh
Release: 2021-09-07
Editor: Kinship Press
Pages: 323
ISBN: 9781954702257
Language: en
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Three paranormal romances in one! Get the complete Feral Breed Fight Club MMA Shifter series in one bundle. When shifters take to the octagon, there's no telling how bad things can get. Especially when they come face-to-face with more than just an opponent. Fated matings have never been so aggressive. From a wolf shifter finding his mate in a woman already taken to a dragon shifter choosing his mate in an enemies-to-lovers story with extra heat, to the fated mating of a wolf shifter and the single mom shifter fighting her way out of bad circumstances--the Feral Breed Fight Club brings the action of the MMA to the steamy romance of the paranormal world with a guaranteed HEA every time. The Feral Breed Fight Club Collection consists of CLAIMING HIS CHANCE, CLAIMING HIS PRIZE, and CLAIMING HIS GRACE, all Feral Breed Motorcycle Club spin-offs.

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk Book Analysis

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk  Book Analysis
Author: Bright Summaries
Release: 2019-05-20
Editor: BrightSummaries.com
Pages: 19
ISBN: 9782808019644
Language: en
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Unlock the more straightforward side of Fight Club with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. The title refers to an underground organisation set up by the novel’s unnamed narrator and the mysterious, charismatic Tyler Durden, where alienated men come to let out their frustrations with their mundane, monotonous lives. These men feel lost and adrift in contemporary American society, with its mindless conformism and consumerism, and their movement soon takes on a life of its own and garners adherents across the country. Fight Club remains Chuck Palahniuk’s best-known novel, in large part thanks to the cult 1999 film adaptation starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter. Find out everything you need to know about Fight Club in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Apathy and Other Small Victories

Apathy and Other Small Victories
Author: Paul Neilan
Release: 2007-04-01
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781429907347
Language: en
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A scathingly funny debut novel about disillusionment, indifference, and one man's desperate fight to assign absolutely no meaning to modern life. The only thing Shane cares about is leaving. Usually on a Greyhound bus, right before his life falls apart again. Just like he planned. But this time it's complicated: there's a sadistic corporate climber who thinks she's his girlfriend, a rent-subsidized affair with his landlord's wife, and the bizarrely appealing deaf assistant to Shane's cosmically unstable dentist. When one of the women is murdered, and Shane is the only suspect who doesn't care enough to act like he didn't do it, the question becomes just how he'll clear the good name he never had and doesn't particularly want: his own. “The malaise of cubicle culture may be well-trodden comedic territory by now, but Neilan's debut skewers office life with a flourish for the grotesque.” —The Village Voice

Rant

Rant
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Release: 2009-02-24
Editor: Anchor Canada
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780307371966
Language: en
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The provocative and mind-bending new novel from the bestselling author of Fight Club and Haunted. Rant takes the form of a (fictional) oral history of Buster “Rant” Casey, in which an assortment of friends, enemies, admirers, detractors, and relations have their say on this evil character, who may or may not be the most efficient serial killer of our time. Buster Casey was every small kid born in a small town, searching for real thrills in a world of video games and action/adventure movies. The high school rebel who always wins – and a childhood murderer? – Rant Casey escapes from his hometown of Middleton into the big city and becomes the leader of an urban demolition derby called Party Crashing, where, on designated nights, the participants recognize each other by dressing their cars with tin-can tails, “Just Married” toothpaste graffiti, and other refuse, then look for special markings in order to stalk and crash into each other. It’s in this violent, late-night hunting game that Casey makes three friends. And after his spectacular death, these friends gather the testimony needed to build an oral history of his short life. Their collected anecdotes explore the charges that his saliva infected hundreds and caused a silent, urban plague of rabies . . . Expect hilarity and 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 man to watch to learn what’s – uh-oh – coming next. Excerpt from RANT: Wallace Boyer (Car Salesman): Like most people, I didn’t meet and talk to Rant Casey until after he was dead. That’s how it works for most celebrities, after they croak their circle of close friends just explodes. A dead celebrity can’t walk down the street without meeting a million best buddies they never met in real life. Dying was the best career move Jeff Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy ever made. . . . The way Rant Casey used to say it: Folks build a reputation by attacking you while you’re alive–or praising you after you ain’t.