Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk’s novels include the bestselling FIGHT CLUB, which was made into a film by David Fincher; SURVIVOR; INVISIBLE MONSTERS; CHOKE, which was made into a film by director Clark Gregg; LULLABY; DIARY; HAUNTED; RANT; SNUFF; and PYGMY. He is also the author of FUGITIVES AND REFUGEES, a nonfiction profile of Portland, Oregon, published as part of the Crown Journeys series, and the nonfiction collection STRANGER THAN FICTION. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Chuck Palahniuk

Books by Chuck Palahniuk

by Chuck Palahniuk - Fiction, Short Stories

Representing work that spans several years, MAKE SOMETHING UP is a compilation of 21 stories and one novella (some previously published, some not) that will disturb and delight. In "Zombies," the best and brightest of a high school prep school become tragically addicted to the latest drug craze: electric shocks from cardiac defibrillators. In "Knock, Knock," a son hopes to tell one last off-color joke to a father in his final moments, while in "Tunnel of Love," a massage therapist runs the curious practice of providing 'relief' to dying clients.

by Chuck Palahniuk - Fiction, Sexuality

Mega billionaire C. Linus Maxwell whisks Penny off to a hotel suite in Paris, where he proceeds, notebook in hand, to bring her to previously undreamed-of heights of orgasmic pleasure for days on end. Penny discovers that she is a test subject for the final development of a line of sex toys. So potent and effective are these devices that women by the millions line up outside the stores on opening day and then lock themselves in their room with them and stop coming out. Maxwell's plan for erotically enabled world domination must be stopped. 

by Chuck Palahniuk - Fiction

DOOMED follows Madison back to earth as a ghost, doomed to haunting her parents for a year.  In flashback we see her earlier childhood, including the death of the kitten whose dead body subsequently clogged the plumbing of the Beverly-Wilshire Hotel.  That death is not Madison's doing, but another death is.  Whether it's murder or self-defense, as a ten-year-old Madison kills someone horrifically, and that's the most-likely reason why she was damned in the first place.  We also begin to recognize a centuries-long conspiracy engineered to train and test Maddy for her role as the savior of all spiritual beings.

Nope, nothing subtle, here.

by Chuck Palahniuk - Fiction

This is the afterlife as only Chuck Palahniuk could imagine it: a twisted inferno where The English Patient plays on endless repeat, roaming demons devour sinners limb by limb, and the damned interrupt your dinner from their sweltering call center to hard-sell you Hell.