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Author: Chuck Palahniuk
ISBN13: 978-0099497172
Title: Haunted
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Language: English
Category: Contemporary
Publisher: Vintage (2006)
Pages: 412

Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk

Haunted is a 2005 novel by Chuck Palahniuk. The plot is a frame story for a series of 23 short stories, most preceded by a free verse poem. Each story is followed by a chapter of the main narrative, is told by a character in main narrative, and ties back into the main story in some way. Typical of Palahniuk's work, the dominant motifs in Haunted are sexual deviance, sexual identity, homosexuality, desperation, social distastefulness, disease, murder, death, and existentialism.

Also by Chuck Palahniuk. There was much of the beautiful, much of the wanton, much of the bizarre, something of the terrible, and not a little of that which might have excited disgust. At least Anne Frank, Comrade Snarky said, never had to tour with her book. And Saint Gut-Free hits the air brakes and cranks the steering wheel to pull over.

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Would a Chuck Palahniuk satire be written that way? So Haunted is, at best, a self-satire by a writer who maybe recognizes his own tropes and wants to poke a little bit of fun. At worst, it's an unsuccessful experiment at creating a compelling anthology novel. Without supernatural monsters or magic. This would be a book you wouldn't keep next to your be. - - Chuck Palahniuk. Mr Palahniuk, this isn't horror, this is some vile shit, sir. Vile, vile, shit.

Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk (404pp, Jonathan Cape, £1. 9). After earlier novels such as Fight Club and Diary, it doesn't seem likely that anyone would pick up a book by Chuck Palahniuk incautiously, but even so the incautious should be warned. This most recent novel is definitely not for the faint-hearted. Haunted takes the form of 23 short stories, each introduced by a poem identifying the purported writer of the story that then follows.

Chuck Palahniuk - Haunted.

Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk is a novel made up of stories: twenty-three of them, to be precise. 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 masterpiece that is in them. C) 2017-2018 All rights are reserved by their owners. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners.

Haunted is one of Palahniuk’s darkest funniest novels. It houses his most infamous story, Guts, which is known to make audience members at book readings pass out. This novel will make you think before sending yourself or a loved one away to a retreat. Supplemental Material.

Publication date 2005. Topics Artists - Fiction, Prisoners - Fiction, Torture victims - Fiction, Social isolation - Fiction, Horror tales. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive.

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 masterpiece 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 more desperate the circumstances become, the more extreme the stories they tell—and the more devious their machinations become to make themselves the hero of the inevitable play/movie/nonfiction blockbuster that will surely be made from their plight.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 provocative.

Reviews: 7
I have very eclectic tastes in reading. My ideology: no book is bad. Some unusual books, like this one, end up being awesome. This book caters to those who appreciate twisted thinking. It is also takes a deeply insightful yet intellectual look into the social, emotional and psychological aspects that comprise our humaness (for lack of a better term) without apology for being brutally open, honest and blunt about those things that we may not like about being imperfect in our humanity, but that are albeit truisms. You will see yourself in some way, shape or fashion in one or some of these characters.

Admittedly, the book from the first chapter made my stomach turn and I almost gave it up. I forced myself to continue. I found that a well woven story developed and I could not put it down. Hmm how would I describe it Alfred Hitchcock meets Stephen King meets Dr. Freud meets Dr. Jung...... and on and on. You get the picture. I do caution that if you don't like to be disturbed nor made to think - - really think about some not-so-nice human behavior don't read this. It aint roses and sunshine, but it will make you really think. Enter at your own risk and enjoy
I first read a review of this book in a magazine. What drew my interest to even reading it was that it said during a reading someone literally threw up while one of the scenes was being read. I will advise you that this book is very twisted, dark, perverse, and sometimes hilarious. I have always loved this book most by Chuck because it was the first one I ever read and it really shocked me on some levels and has always left me wanting more of his writing. This story has multiple story tellers that are all part of a main story and tell their personal stories individually. It is a good way to feel connected to the characters and to really get inside their heads. Haunted is not for those who do not like gore, strangeness, or perversion in their books but I do recommend it if you enjoy something strange, the multiple point of view type stories, and are not afraid to be haunted.
Fair warning: this is a dark, disturbing, and horrendously gruesome book. If you have a weak stomach, have difficulty with the idea of self inflicted violence in every conceivable form and fashion, or can't imagine a world where death is not the worst thing that can happen then this is not a book for you. Otherwise, Chuck will not disappoint.

Haunted is written in a somewhat unusual, at least to me, style. There is an over arching story that frames a collection of short stories, each of which is preceded by a short about one of the characters. The short stories are meant act as a window into the past of each character in the framing story. For me, this style was a bit of a problem. The contextual switches between the short stories kept distracting me. That coupled with the text's graphic content forced me to read the book much more slowly and in much smaller chunks than I would have liked.

My introduction to Haunted was an article on Chuck Palahniuk's site, The Cult, titled The Guts Effect. Guts is the first of the short stories after the opening scenes of the framing story. It does a good job of setting the tone for the rest of the book and is by no means the worst of what lay within. I don't know if I can convey to you how horrific this text is without giving too much away.

I'll say it again, fair warning. This is not a book to read if you're having even the slightest hint of stomach troubles.
I've been a huge fan of this author since I read Fight Club back in High School. This style is definitely a bit different to that, as it includes a main narrative of the events peppered with individual accounts from each character, but still a great read. Please be warned that some of the stories can be quite graphic or grotesque, so if you're not into gore, violence or sexual content, this may not be for you.
I wish the book had some sort of preface or introduction to it that described what Chuck set out to do with this novel since I think it makes it much more enjoyable to think of it from this perspective. Granted a good novel does not need this sort of introduction, and you do begin to see the pattern of his stories pointing towards this type of objective, but I think it is important to know up front that in this novel, Chuck sets out to take everyday items and create stories that make you think about them, and the gruesomeness contained in some of them, everytime you see it. It is basically to give the mundane an element of horror.

As a warning, this is perhaps the most disturbing novel I have ever read. At its core it is a collection of short stories with an overarching plot to give them some context. And the first of the stories, entitles "Guts" is available on Chuck's website for reading, and I would recommend you do so before taking a shot at the full novel. If you cannot make it through that story, or find yourself not enjoying it, then this is not the novel for you. Back to the book itself, the short stories for the most part are hit and miss, with some of them being really great, and others just seem to miss the mark. The inconsistent quality of these stories combined with a confusing and overall weak overarching plot is what at the end of the day makes this an okay novel rather then a good one.

As I mentioned above, each story in the novel sets out to take an everyday action or item and make a spectacular story using it. Most of these, even if dry, succeed in this aspect. And I feel that if I kept that in mind while reading the novel, I would have found a lot more of the stories to be much more engaging. The main plot of the story however, is not assisted by this fact. Sure there is a pretty decent plot twist in the story and manages to create a moment or two of shock, but overall I feel this might have served better as a strict short story collection then a novel. And if that is what you are looking for, there are quite a few good ones in here to satisfy you.