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  • Haunted: A Novel of Stories
  • Chuck Palahniuk
  • English
  • 23 April 2020
  • 9780385509480

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Free download Haunted: A Novel of Stories Read & Download Haunted: A Novel of Stories Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Chuck Palahniuk Å 4 review Asterpiece 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 desperate the circumstances become the extreme the stories they tell and the devious their machinations become to make themselves the hero of the inevitable playmovienonfiction blockbuster that will surely be made from their plight. This is honestly the worst book I have ever read I finished it only because of my amazement at how bad it was and how it never deviated from thatI was intrigued by the premise a group of writers volunteer to go on a retreat to write their masterpiece The book has a chapter of plot followed by either a poem or short story from one of the participants Sounds coolThe book falls apart immediately All of the storiespoems are obviously written by the same person They share themes style and emotion Plus they all suck not to mention some are gross just for the sake of being gross Further all of the losers on this retreat so desperately want fame they start sacrificing themselves to make a heroic tale of their seclusion My only hope was that it would turn out to be ONE GUY with multiple personalities fighting writer s block THAT would have been cool but no it wasn tDon t read this book

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Haunted: A Novel of Stories

Free download Haunted: A Novel of Stories Read & Download Haunted: A Novel of Stories Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Chuck Palahniuk Å 4 review 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 provocativ. Warning The cover of this edition glows in the dark Do not place on your bed stand unless you want to have a heart attack I speak from experienceThere are 21 short stories in Haunted Some of them are amazing such as the notorious Guts Others are so so A couple of them are just boring All of them are written to shock yet the brevity of the tales keeps both writer and reader focused If this was a short story collection I would rate it a strong three starsUnfortunately it is not Palahniuk has fashioned this book into a novel One clearly modeled after The Tales of The Decameron except as written by a 21th century Maruis De Sade The 19 protagonists are revealed from the beginning as vicious and stupid and we are never given a reason to care about them Page after page they make insane and idiotic decisions that have no basis in any logic or reality and no purpose but to shock Some may say that is the point the author has created a bizarre and surreal horror setting as an analogy That s fine but what is the author saying My conclusion is absolutely nothing Palahnuik s cynicism is so over the top it destroys any attempt at meaningPerhaps I don t get it Yet anyone who perused my book list knows I m not easily offended This is the third book by this author I ve read The only reason I read three is because Pahalnuik is one hell of a writer at least technically And from the short stories in this book I know he can pack a punch when he wants to But this will probably the last Palahnuik book I will subject myself to

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Free download Haunted: A Novel of Stories Read & Download Haunted: A Novel of Stories Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Chuck Palahniuk Å 4 review 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 m. This book is vile It is disgusting No matter how much you can take you will suirm and say Oh My GOD out loud on the bus or plane or couch or wherever it is you read It is a nasty book But Haunted is so much than that and so worth reading Haunted is set in a drab old theater past it s prime boarded up invisible and impenetrable to the outside world Inside the theater are 23 characters 23 people with names like the Earl of Slander and Agent Tattletale Each character is introduced with a poem and a story Usually gruesome or grotesue the stories eventually create the world each person inhabits explain why they agreed to drop off the face of the earth for a while and how they relate to the other characters in the book Narratives in between the character stories relate what s happening within the hotel How the characters are coping with no modern amenities or food who has died and what the remaining characters will do to themselves and others to obtain fame and sympathy once they re rescuedWhile the stories in the book are as everyone has said sometimes depraved they all aren t like that and the book ends on a beautifully optimistic note though not everyone is going to think that way Really I can only think of two that made me want to stop reading but I didn t I pushed through And I encourage anyone who is thinking of reading Haunted to do the same thing You might just love it to death