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i love fight club... tyler durden... wohoo !
Sensiya na mga Ineng. . . 'di ko talaga masikmura author na 'to. Kung merong tinatawag na mental constipation itong author na 'to 'yon. Wala ba talaga kayong balak tuklasin sina Kurt Vonnegut at Coetzee? Friendly suggestion la'ng.
i've read kurt vonnegut, para lang sila ng istilo ni chuck maliban lang sa trim down ang mga story ni kurt (but wait hindi ba mas brutal pa nga ang slaughterhouse number 5 niya during ng mga time na napublish niya to). kung papansinin predecessor lang si chuck ng generations nila burgess at vonnegut. about kay coetzee, di ko pa nababasa mga libro niya but i bet mas realism ang pagsusulat niya.
back to the topic, isa na lang ang di ko nababasa sa mga libro ni chuck palahniuk at ito ang haunted kung saan mababasa ang isang gross out story about masturbation. napaka-graphic nun, promise.
ito ang mga opinion ko sa mga libro niya:
fight club - nung una ko tong napanood nasabi ko wow, then i read the novel at napamura ako. para tuloy gusto kong gumawa ng fight club.
survivor - ito ang pinakamaangas niyang nobela. gusto ko ang characterisation ng bida (tender branson) at kung ano ang kulturang binuo niya para sa creedish church. parang sinapa sa puwit ang mga religion fundamentalist sa satire niyang ito.
diary - this one freak me out. napakasublime ng paggawa niya ng horror. at ano ang nakakatakot dito, ang kainin ka ng globalisasyon (ito ang madalas na topic sa mga kuwento niya)
choke - ako ang anak ni jesus, so? ito ang isa sa mga di ko nagustuhan sa kanya. same style ng fight club. intriguing sana ang kuwento pero di ganun sumipa sa akin.
lullaby - stick and stone may break your bones. supernatural naman ang topic niya rito at ang galing ng drama niya rito although parang kulang ang characterization sa ilang tauhan niya lalo na yung mystic lover ng secretary ng real estate broker. gusto ko pa naman ang principle niya sa buhay.
invincible monster - revenge ang napansin kong main topic dito, pero gaya ng sa choke i dont find it intriguing. medyo wala masyadong twist gaya ng ibang novel niya gaya ng fight club (dual personality), survivor (the psychic set up the protagonist suicide), and lullaby (the irish cop was the female real estate agent).
*This thread desreves a bump.*
Chuck Palahniuk, is, in my opinion, the most original contemporary American author living today. Him and Irvine Welsch literally resurected the Punk Literature genre.
Fight Club is my Bible. Tyler Durden is probably my favorite fictional character of all time.
Haunted - The short story Guts is the most insane thing I have ever read! Seriuosly, I define anyone to read that and not be affected in some way.
I also recommend reading some of his essays in NonFiction (the cover with the dog). Grabe, ang intense.
Anyone into Douglas Coupland? He's kind of like Palahniuk, only his ideas arent as extreme. Has anyone read GenerationX?
Any new books from him? Gusto ko kasing ipanregalo...
bump!! lately ko lang nadiscover si pareng chuck. una kong nabasa yung diary, at ito yung book ang reason kung bakit napamahal ako sa author na to. literally and figuratively. hehe kai pag nakakakita ako ng book niya somewhere, hindi ko matiis hindi bilhin kasi parang hindi masyado available ang books niya. am currently reading choke, and so far so good.
i love love this guy!! ang hirap nga lang maghanap ng Lullaby sa bookstores
^sa a different bookstore sa podium and serendra meron nito. although parang nabasa ko somewhere na meron din sa powerbooks trinoma. try mo na lang. yun nga lang kung sa a diff bookstore ka bibili mas mahal ng 100 pesos kesa pag nabili mo siya sa powerbooks, nbs, etc
i've heard that CHOKE will have a movie version with sam rockwell as the lead.
never had a chance to read any of his books but i rily want to especially fight club
Yup, I heard that SURVIVOR is being turned into a movie as well.
For those who haven't read Palahniuk, I would suggest maybe Fight Club (it's actually not as extreme as his other stories) or some of the short stories in Haunted. Try Survivor also. Extremely well-written.
His new book, RANT is now available in bookstores. Sana pumunta si Chuck dito for some sort of book tour. I'll be the first in line to get his autograph.
Choke will be released Sept 26 sa US (limited) daw.. sana ipalabas dito saten..
Choke the movie SUCKED bigtime. At least for me. Sucky acting from the girl who played Paige Marshall. I was expecting the movie to have this gritty feel and it ended up looking low-budget in a bad way.
So far I've read Fight Club, Choke, Haunted, Rant and Invisible Monsters. All good reads although I found Rant a bit dragging, or probably just because I'm not familiar with automobile terms.
Kazarareta is right. CHOKE sucks.
And durden is also right about the story Guts in Haunted. It's the most outrageous contemporary thing I've ever read since American Psycho. I couldn't finish Haunted because of this chapter/story. Not to mention the infamous masturbation scene that nosferatujoe had mentioned above. Eek.
I wasn't really shocked with Guts in Haunted, but I must say it really is outrageous.
I found it more engaging to read Haunted in slow intervals than reading it...how about you guys?
Gonna start reading the works of this author. Hoping that Survivor will be a good start
"fight club" pa lang nabasa ko from his works. pero magaling sya ^^;
Kudos to this rarest kind of a writer of the sickest, most twisted and insanely original stories today. Insanity of the highest order.
If you're new to him, and wish to meet him, here's a short sample for you. Reader discretion for some disturbing content:
Recommended books: Choke, Rant, Fight Club
Lullaby is really Something. astig. but when i moved to his other works, his writing style became irritating. I guess there was too much repetition.