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Postby Coldfire24 on Thu Jul 21, 2005 2:19 am

I'm currently reading his new one Haunted. Anyone else a fan of this guy? He is currently my favorite modern author. Choke is my favorite book by him so far but I love all of them. I just think he comes up with such interesting stories. Oh yeah the story Guts is in Haunted and I definately had to stop about three times while reading it and just take the disgusting value of it all in. It was so gross. Excuse that last sentence it sounds like a sorierity girl.
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Postby Man-in-the-Box on Thu Jul 21, 2005 4:29 am

To be honest I've only read Fight Club, but tou've piqued my interest.
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Postby Shan on Thu Jul 21, 2005 5:23 am

Some of the short stories could be expanded into a movie or an episode of an existing anthology series. The overall book *could* be done as its own anthology series, with the events in the writer's retreat bookending the stories. However, you'd have to tone down the violence a lot. Not just because of the supposedly increasingly conservative nature of the US - I like my gore (if it has artistic or literally merit) but there's no way I want to see most of what's in this book on a screen.
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Postby John-Locke on Thu Jul 21, 2005 6:01 am

I quite enjoyed Choke, it was pretty funny in places, I can't imagine them apadting it for the screen very well unless it's toned down quite a bit.
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"Guts" live...

Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Thu Jul 21, 2005 9:47 am

For all you Chuckles fans out there if you've never been to the man's readings/book signings your really missing out. Very funny, generous (he makes sure that everyone gets their books signed), answers all the questions...in short a class act all the way. Plus, he might read "Guts", which when he read it live caused someone to pass out! (Could have been staged (the Discordians showed up in the middle of it) but damn that's one sick piece of fiction.

Oh, and to all you fanboys who may be homophobes Palahniuk is a stick. Nothing blows a gaybashers mind like telling them the guy behind Fight Club sucks a dick now and then. See the furrowed brows, the caught in the deerlights look of "No, please god don't let this be true".
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Postby John-Locke on Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:55 am

Well I figured out he might bat for the other team reading Choke, I mean the whole thing with the anal beads was a bit of a give away that someone had played with his prostate before.
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:48 am

Is he really Dumbledore? I had no idea. I always loved the ending of Lullaby for its gayness... strange, indeed.
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on Chucky...

Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Thu Jul 21, 2005 12:02 pm

Yeah, first heard it when I first went to go see him (someone sitting behind me said so, then someone else agreed). Wasn't sure, but then he started to talk. My gay-dar is notoriously faulty but I got the vibe. But then...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Palahniuck

The man has led a very interesting life...to say the least.
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Postby John-Locke on Thu Jul 21, 2005 12:32 pm

Shit I had no idea about his Fathers Murder, sounds like a Movie of the week. Poor Guy.
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Thu Jul 21, 2005 12:36 pm

Locke man, extra bitters in the coffee today?
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Postby TonyWilson on Thu Jul 21, 2005 2:38 pm

Chuckie.

~adopts drunken speech~ "This guy, tthisssss guyyy right here, hesss awesome. I love hissssssss boookles."

Me at Chucks reading in London. Thank god the mike wasn't on me.

I've read Survivor, Lullaby and Choke.

Got to say I loved Survivor the most. Choke was cool and made some very funny observations but I didn't find the story that compelling. Stil it was great.
Lullaby was just one fucked up book that bit with the eating of the jewellery was sick, sick sick sick. In a good way.

Everyone of his book as been optioned for a movie.

I want to see Survivor so much. But I can only ever imagine Ed Norton as Tender Branson.

Keepcool, I going to be purchasing one of those Magneto helmets from now on, I love telling people Chuck is Dumbledore, ha it fucks them over so much.
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Postby John-Locke on Thu Jul 21, 2005 3:09 pm

keepcoolbutcare wrote:Locke man, extra bitters in the coffee today?

What exactly are you implying Keepcool?

Honestly I have no idea what thats mean't to mean.

PM me if it's extremely insulting.
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Postby Man-in-the-Box on Thu Jul 21, 2005 4:16 pm

I'm amazed that people are surprised by Chuck's gayness, Fight Club was all about the Dumbledore overtones.

I too would like to know about the extra bitters in the coffee.
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Postby TonyWilson on Thu Jul 21, 2005 4:28 pm

Fight Club was not a Dumbledore book or indeed much of a Dumbledore allegory.
Well I don't think it was. I read the book and saw the film after knowing he was Dumbledore so I suppose I could see why it was there. If you want to do some critical theory on it then hell yeh it's Dumbledore it's marxist, it's deconstructionalist as well. But I don't think Palahniuk intended it as such.
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Postby Coldfire24 on Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:10 am

Yeah I had no idea he was Dumbledore. Maybe thats why most of his male characters have a hetro sex drive the size of the Indian Ocean. I'm sure when he was starting out he thought if he wrote about Dumbledore people or things like that it might hurt is chances of being heard.
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Postby The Ginger Man on Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:14 am

Gotta love the Chuck. But I've always considered his work the literary equivalent of fast food. Of course, I'm talking reeeeeeally good fast food. Like Steak and Shake or White Castle.

You can sit down, read one of his books in a few hours as opposed to a few days. It tastes great and blows your mind. But you know if you read nothing but this stuff it would seriously fuck you up.

But it's still really, really good fast food!
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Fri Jul 22, 2005 4:44 am

"bitter" def. #2-"Causing pain or unhappiness"

"bitters" def. "liquor that is flavored with bitter plant extracts and used as an additive in cocktails."

It's a bartender thing. He's taken bitters with his drink to make him a bitter person. Geez people.

Oh and Locke you know I love you. But the first couple of posts I read of yours today sounded like you were grumpy. No offense intended.

Bitterman.
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Postby Man-in-the-Box on Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:17 pm

Great analogy Ginger Man
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Postby DennisMM on Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:49 pm

My favorite Palahniuk is "Invisible Monsters." "Lullaby" is second. Read on a Palaniuk page that Jessica Biel (shudder) was going to play Shannon and Brandy Alexander in a "Monsters" movie they were developing.

I don't think "Monsters" will translate to film. The viewpoint character is essentially mute, except in flashback, and is heavily veiled except in flashback. Will there be a POV camera through the veil? A voice-over narration?

"Fight Club" is not about Dumbledore bathhouses, at least according to Chuck's introduction to the 10th anniversary edition of the book. It's just about fighting.
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:52 pm

Is the Jessica Biel (shudder) a good shudder or a bad shudder? Because, given her acting ability on the one hand, and her body on the other, it really could be either...
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Postby DennisMM on Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:57 pm

Lord Voldemoo wrote:Is the Jessica Biel (shudder) a good shudder or a bad shudder? Because, given her acting ability on the one hand, and her body on the other, it really could be either...


Definitely a bad acting shudder, though I suppose she must be at least competent if Cameron Crowe hires her. Her rather ordinary prettiness does work with the protagonist being a model who will never be good enough for the big time.

As I've said before, I find her and some of the other "hot" young actresses (Jessica Alba comes to mind as the most shallow, obvious example) quite dull. She's less attractive than some cheerleaders from my old high school. What's the big deal?
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Postby John-Locke on Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:00 pm

I'd Bang Biel good and proper for sure given the chance, But I don't really see the big attraction unless your idea of a leading lady is someone who bought their looks, unless her nose and boobs are natural which I don't think they are.
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Postby DennisMM on Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:02 pm

John-Locke wrote:I'd Bang Biel good and proper for sure given the chance, But I don't really see the big attraction unless your idea of a leading lady is someone who bought their looks, unless her nose and boobs are natural which I don't think they are.


If the nose isn't natural, she should ask for a refund. The one thing that distracts from her blanditude is that weird nose.
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:02 pm

I can buy into that with Biel, she's got a great body, but the face is nothing AT ALL special. Alba on the other hand...damn, I've gotta disagree with you there, she's smoking.
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Postby jgraphix on Thu May 11, 2006 11:21 am

Been reading Chuch Phalaniuk's "Haunted" and man is this book effed up. If anybody has read any of his books and liked them, pick this up. The short story Guts is worth the price of it alone...disgusting.
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Thu May 11, 2006 2:53 pm

jgraphix wrote:Been reading Chuch Phalaniuk's "Haunted" and man is this book effed up. If anybody has read any of his books and liked them, pick this up. The short story Guts is worth the price of it alone...disgusting.


I was at one of the infamous "Guts" reading couple of years back when people PASSED OUT while he was reading it.

I've seen quite a few literary types at readings/signings, and Chuckles is by far the most entertaining.
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Postby Wolfpack on Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:01 pm

I've moved on to Choke by Chuck Palahniuk. It's about a guy who pays his mother's medical bills by pretending to choke in ritzy restaurants so the people that save him will send him checks (feeling some kind of weird responsibility. Not too sure why). He also scavanges sexual addiction support groups for pieces of tail.
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Postby stereosforgeeks on Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:35 pm

Wolfpack wrote:I've moved on to Choke by Chuck Palahniuk. It's about a guy who pays his mother's medical bills by pretending to choke in ritzy restaurants so the people that save him will send him checks (feeling some kind of weird responsibility. Not too sure why). He also scavanges sexual addiction support groups for pieces of tail.


I remember being dissapointed with that when it came out. Though I just had finished reading survivor, which I think is Palahniuks best book.
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Re: Chuck Palahniuk's SNUFF!

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Re: Chuck Palahniuk

Postby TheButcher on Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:55 pm

'Invisible Monsters' pic locks director - Samir Rehem to helm adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk novel
Jeff Sneider wrote:"Fight Club" author Chuck Palahniuk hasn't had a novel adapted for the bigscreen since 2008's "Choke," but there has been movement on one of his earliest novels, as TV helmer Samir Rehem has become attached to direct "Invisible Monsters."

Story follows a disfigured ex-fashion model, a pill-popping drama queen and a sexually confused vice operative as they embark on a road trip hoping to reinvent themselves.

Cameron MacLaren is penning a faithful adaptation of the book and producing through his Toronto-based banner MacLaren Prods., where the project is still being developed as he continues to raise financing.

Palahniuk himself is weighing in with suggestions on how to stylize the story for a visual medium.

UTA-repped Rehem has directed episodes of MTV's "Skins," FX's "Testees" and "Degrassi: The Next Generation."
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Re: Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club 2

Postby TheButcher on Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:59 am

Update on Fight Club Sequel- MATT FRACTION is on Board!
Jay Deitcher wrote:Fight Club is getting a sequel, and it is going to be in comic format, baby! Originally announced at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con, writer Chuck Palahniuk has given an update to his official fan site, he writes:
The graphic novel “script” for the Fight Club sequel has gone off to the writer Matt Fraction and to an unnamed publisher for review. Matt writes his own series, called “Sex Criminals” and does very well. He’s been my go-to advisor about format and other considerations of graphic scripts. I’ll be choosing an illustrator based on their response to the script. The sequel will consist of seven issues, totally more than 210 pages. Fingers crossed. – Chuck


Palahniuk’s initial announcement, released in July, showed insight into the story he is creating:
It will likely be a series of books that update the story ten years after the seeming end of Tyler Durden. Nowadays, Tyler is telling the story, lurking inside Jack, and ready to launch a come-back. Jack is oblivious. Marla is bored. Their marriage has run aground on the rocky coastline of middle-aged suburban boredom. It’s only when their little boy disappears, kidnapped by Tyler, that Jack is dragged back into the world of Mayhem.


Oooooh yeah, mamma jamma! During my college days, I watched this flick 54 and a half times! That means that I remember at least one full viewing of the movie. The criticism of America’s commercialism mixed with the illegal substances I was ingesting blew my freakin’ mind (I have over 8 years sober now, and I no longer watch this movie on repeat).

Anywho, who’s excited?
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Re: Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club 2

Postby so sorry on Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:57 am

TheButcher wrote:
It will likely be a series of books that update the story ten years after the seeming end of Tyler Durden. Nowadays, Tyler is telling the story, lurking inside Jack, and ready to launch a come-back. Jack is oblivious. Marla is bored. Their marriage has run aground on the rocky coastline of middle-aged suburban boredom. It’s only when their little boy disappears, kidnapped by Tyler, that Jack is dragged back into the world of Mayhem.



So I never read the book, but am a big fan of the movie. This guy is trying to sell me on the idea that Marla got married, moved to the suburbs, and had a kid with Jack? Are you fucking kidding me?
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Re: Chuck Palahniuk

Postby TheBaxter on Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:48 am

i'm glad this is going to be a comic book. that will make it easier to pretend it doesn't exist.
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Re: Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club 2

Postby TheButcher on Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:41 pm

Chuck Palahniuk Working on 'Fight Club' Comicbook Series Sequel
Nikara Johns wrote:“Fight Club 2” is set to pick up 10 years after the ending of the 1996 book with the unnamed narrator now married to Marla Singer, who was played by Helena Bonham Carter in the movie, and struggling to be a good father to their nine-year-old son, Junior.

The Tyler Durden character will also return, where Palahniuk says readers will learn of his true origins. Pitt played Durden in the film.

“Tyler is something that maybe has been around for centuries and is not just this aberration that’s popped into his mind,” he said.

Most of the characters from the first book (and film) will return in the comicbook series, as well as Project Mayhem.

Palahniuk and Fincher will be on a “Fight Club” panel on Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con 2014.

The maxiseries is illustrated by Cameron Stewart and will debut in May 2015.
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Re: Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club 2

Postby TheButcher on Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:45 pm

Chuck Palahniuk outlines Fight Club comic book sequel: 'Tyler's maybe been around for centuries'
Ahead of a Comic-Con conversation with David Fincher, Chuck Palahniuk has opened up about the forthcoming comic book sequel to his novel Fight Club

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SDCC EXCLUSIVE: STEWART DISCUSSES "FIGHT CLUB" SEQUEL, CHARACTER DESIGN

Chuck Palahniuk reconvenes his 'Fight Club'
Comic-book sequel picks up 10 years after the ending of the 1996 book.
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