[a Novel of Stories]

Audiobook CD - 2005
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"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."--Container.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday : c2005
Edition: Unabridged
Characteristics: 11 compact sound discs (14 hrs.) : digital, DDD ; 12 cm


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Nov 04, 2018

Just by feel, this has the feel of Stephen King mixed with Margaret Atwood. It was good, in a gruesome way, like King's writings. Good book

Feb 13, 2013

Palahniuk is a polarizing author. You either love or hate his work - I have yet to encounter someone who can claim indifference after reading something he's written. For me, I loved this book. Admittedly, after having read reports of people passing out during readings of the first short story 'guts', listening to the tape while driving probably wasn't the best idea. Fortunately I did not faint, only felt like puking. For Palahniuk no subject matter is off limits, and he discusses taboo topics offhandedly. Whether you love or hate his writing, his books are guaranteed to make you FEEL something - how many modern releases can guarantee the same? Read it - it's worth your time.

Oct 15, 2010


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