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semtecks

Senior Member
Did a little Google search on Chuck palanhuick and found a site where i could read Guts for free. I just about managed to read it without throwing up, talk about disgusting. i would definately recomend it, though.

But what do you think?
 

Hodge

pliable
Senior Member
Oh, I thought it was disgusting. Disgusting, disturbing, and very well written. My only consolation was that in real life the kid most probably would have died and his sister wouldn't have been able to get pregnant like that.
 

kintaris

Senior Member
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrugh. Very good. Just read it

huck...............blllllllllllleuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurgh--
 

gohn67

Senior Member
I liked it, it's hilarious. And informative.

If you're interested you can get also read Slumming at the offical Haunted website. Slummung is good too, but not as good as Guts.

And also, not sure if they still have it but they also have a free audio version of Exodus, which is one of my favorite stories from Haunted.

I don't recomment by the book though.
 

strangedaze

Senior Member
Hate to say it but I thought Guts was an amateurish job. I've yet to read Fight Club - I'm willing to concede that it's a good read - but so far I remain highly unimpressed with Palahniuk, even though he comes highly touted from people I respect. And no, his name isn't Eskimo. I think it's Slavic, but I could be wrong. Didn't help that the original poster spelled it incorrectly. It's pronounced Paula-nick.
 

Saponification

Senior Member
Right, starrwriter. I think you'll find he doesn't want his stuff to be depressive - he says we're all going to die and that we do some daft stuff and that is incredibly funny, which it is. He's trying to make light of some fairly dark times.

A lot of his work actually has what I'd call a positive message.
 

semtecks

Senior Member
I read slumming, too, plus i downloaded an audio version of exodus (which is really twisted). Both were enjoyable.

I think Fight Club was a very brave book, didn't do so well till the film came out (which, starwriter, is awesome, and thats coming from a guy who would like to see Brad Pitt thrown off a tall building). Apparently when he wrote invisible monsters his publishng company was so disturbed they rejected it. he wrote Fight Club as a short story (chapter six of he book is the original story) and the were even more disturbed . . . but they recognised it as frighteningly good and asked him to expand which, he did.

If you do some Google searches on urban legends you'll see where he gets his ideas. the kid getting his intestines sucked out is supposedly a documented event that happened in the forties.
 

Saponification

Senior Member
Hodge said:
Oh, I thought it was disgusting. Disgusting, disturbing, and very well written. My only consolation was that in real life the kid most probably would have died and his sister wouldn't have been able to get pregnant like that.

He probablhy would have died... but most of Palahniuk's stories are based on urban legends. He says they're for real but that's untrue. I think the first two stories (the wax kid and the carrot kid) are based on stories told to him when he went to a sex addicts meeting to research Choke, but that's about it. The main story is an urban legend - heck, I think it might be on Snopes.

As for the sister getting preggers, well, it doesn't say that she's preggers to him, does it? There could be lots of other explanations but because of where it's placed it gets the reader to shudder and say, "Dude..."
 

Kane

Senior Member
I dunno, his writing style isn't my favorite. I haven't read Fight Club, only seen the movie, but anyone who could think that up is pretty imaginative.
 

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