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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Non-Fiction by Chuck Palahniuk. Chuck Palahniuk’s world has been, well, different from yours and mine.
The pieces that comprise Non-Fiction prove just how different, in ways both highly entertaining and deeply unsettling. Encounters with alternative culture heroes Marilyn Manson and Juliette Lewis; the peculiar wages of fame attendant on the big budget film production of the movie Fight Club; life as an Chuck Palahniuk’s world has been, well, different from yours and mine.
Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Non-Fictionplease sign up. Has Chuck Palahniuk written any other books consisting of short stories? Thank you for getting back to me about Chuck Palahniuk”s books of short stories. I love his raw style of writing.
He doesn’t hold back. You can tell he writes for himself instead of polishing what he wanted to write to get approval from publishers.
It’s a beautiful form of honesty See 1 question about Non-Fiction…. Lists with This Book. I have often said there is no reason to read fiction as life is far stranger and more interesting and it is this premise that leads award winning and best selling author Chuck Palahniuk to write this compilation of real life oddities and bizarre observations.
Organized into journalistic sketches, Palahniuk describes such things as: All the sketches are good and frequently Palahniuk hits a chord and becomes very good. Oct 03, J. Collections of short works are tricky things to review.
I say this almost every bloody time I review one. The reason being that each story or article or piece is inevitably pitted against one another in terms of likeability, and by a law of averages certain ones swim while other sink.
A talent-fueled tale, followed by an even better one, tends to devalue the first. This is often the case with Palahniuk’s ‘Stranger Than Fiction’. This book was on my radar for years. Someone bought it for me last Christmas and I finally got around to diving in. I dig Chucky P quite a bit, enough to cite him as a writing influence of mine.
Generally, there is a mixed response to his books and subject matter, but I’ve always admired his minimalist style and the way he strolls through territory where other writers fear to tread. However, his shock and awe tactics can get a bit transparent at times.
Like a lot of his works, ‘Stranger Than Fiction’ is no different in this department.
For example, the first story you encounter is called ‘Testy Festy’. It’s about the Red Creek Lodge Testicle Festival, and an all-out in-your-face collage of blowjobs, handjobs, and crude lewd public sex acts in a nudist campground setting. It’s signature Palahniuk, acting as a gatekeeper of a story that will make a number of readers put the book down before they’ve gotten through the first few pages. If you can get past that one, you’ll be fine.
The rest of this collection of non-fiction shorts offers some incredible insight to Palahniuk’s considerably different, sometimes slightly demented, world. The book is divided into three sections: People Together, Portraits, and Personal.
There is so much variety to take in, but it does have its problems. And those problems will often boil down to what you personally find interesting or engaging. I loved reading about the author’s life in ‘Personal’, his trials and tribulations, successes and failures.
Mostly, it’s his own eclectic experiences with family, friends, loss, steroids, shitty day-jobs, sickness, and writing that I found most fulfilling. A lot of the ‘People Together’ stuff was pretty great too; a combine harvester demolition derby, palahhiuk collection of American DIY castle builders, the wrecked world or amateur wrestling, uncomfortable palagniuk aboard a US nuclear submarine.
These stories couldn’t be more different from one another.
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The spectrum covered is as wide as it is odd and interesting. But the ‘Portraits’ section was often a let down for me. I can’t fault Palahniuk too much for this, as most of them were gleaned from interviews with famous folk, and an article can only be as good as its subject. Let’s just say I didn’t really care about Juliette Lewis before I read Chuck’s article about her, and I certainly couldn’t give a shit about her afterward.
Ditto for Marylin Manson and a couple others. There were other slight annoyances, like the mentioning of “Brad Pitt” a little too often throughout the book or Palahniuk occasionally passing judgement on people or topics that felt a bit unfair, particularly in the face of evidence that suggested his conclusions were wrong or weak. I think the people who will mine the most profit out of ‘Stranger Than Fiction’ are writers themselves. If you’re at all a fan of Chuck Palahniuk, ‘Stranger Than Fiction’ makes a great companion to whatever collection of his books you already possess.
View all 3 comments. You will like this book if you are easily amazed by the things your fellow humans do for fun or to make a living, or to survive or to fend off loneliness and despair’ if you are not surprised but what we do to light the flickering light of “I am special”.
You will like this book if you prefer understatement and no-sentimentality in presentation of the harsh and the painful and the noble, and if you prefer examples of the profane in the presentation of the mysterious and even the mystical. If you You will like this book if you are easily amazed by the things your fellow humans do for fun or to make a living, or to survive or to fend off loneliness and despair’ if you are not surprised but what we do to light the flickering light of “I am special”.
If you like to sense the writer’s hard lived experience in what you read, you will like this book. I liked this book. This is a collection of true stories of very bizarre things that have occurred or occur regularly.
They are all as the old adage goes: So strange they could only be true. In the intro to this book Chuck Palahniuk even admits that he is something of a one trick pony.
He views everything in America as the following struggle: We strive to be alone. We fight our way to independence from our fellow human beings by pursuing whatever interest we have, and then we get there and find our I liked this book. We fight our way to independence from our fellow human beings by pursuing whatever interest we have, and then we get there and find ourselves lonely, and must reacquaint with our fellow humans.
I agree with him, this is the lense that he views everything through, and it is getting annoying in his fiction literature. But these stories, these are true stories.
And I think that his writing style is very aptly applied to these stories and telling them. Chuck Palahniuk ‘s writing style is best applied to nonfiction. I read this book because I was staying for a week on the Oregon coast with my family. It seemed appropriate because Chuck Palahniuk is from portland. Also, this book seemed interesting.
I wanted to like this way more than I did, as I love stories about the things and the people who occupy the margins of society. Unfortunately many of the essays read like collections of notes, rewritten as to form a cogent narrative, but really lacked that certain something that makes them readable.
There were a few times I nearly dozed off during an essay – never a good sign. There were two really wonderful pieces that I think made the whole experience worthwhile. The first was about th I wanted to like this way more than I did, as I love stories about the things and the people who occupy the margins of society.
It was so sad and yet so poignant, to think of all of the people out there hoping they can peddle their story into something bigger, some recognition or some money, perhaps. He took it beyond that, and talked about the way writers mine the world around them for material, to the point where sometimes they get so wrapped up in thinking about how they will turn this thing or that person into fodder for their latest story that they lose the ability to take life on its own terms.
I really loved this essay. I also loved the final one, which mostly pivoted around the murder of his father by some jealous lunatic ex-husband of a woman he had just started seeing. But aside from those two essays I didn’t really like much about this book. In the spirit of this years motto, to boldly go where my inclinations have never led me to browse,I applied myself to finishing this collection of essays.
I had liked the introduction very much but got bogged down immediately in alien territory and put it aside. Although he is better known as a novelist, I reasoned that if I was going to read only one thing by him, this might be the book to give me some kind of perspective on Palahniuks work. I determinined to finish with it palahnkuk. I started agin In the spirit of this years motto, to boldly go where my inclinations have never led me to browse,I applied myself to finishing this collection of essays.
I started agin with the introduction. If I had been anticipating a hukano of chauvanistic observations this prejudice was quickly laid to rest in the opening essay. Palahniuk is a keen palajniuk sensitive observer and he can write.
His comments about the process and the reasons why he finds writing so gratifying were all pertinent to me, but even when he is writing about things that rather appall me,like extreme sports with farm machinary, he writes with such appreciation that finally even I can. Actually, hmuano of the stories captured my interest.