Snuff

Snuff

From the master of literary mayhem and provocation, a full-frontal Triple X novel that goes where no American work of fiction has gone before

Cassie Wright, porn priestess, intends to cap her legendary career by breaking the world record for serial fornication. On camera. With six hundred men. Snuff unfolds from the perspectives of Mr. 72, Mr. 137, and Mr. 600, who await their turn on camera in a very crowded green room. This wild, lethally funny, and thoroughly researched novel brings the huge yet underacknowledged presence of pornography in contemporary life into the realm of literary fiction at last. Who else but Chuck Palahniuk would dare do such a thing? Who else could do it so well, so unflinchingly, and with such an incendiary (you might say) climax?

Title:Snuff
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780385517881
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    Snuff Reviews

  • Oriana

    before readingI'm presuming that this will be enough of a departure from Against the Day that it will help me remember how to read regular books. (Also noted: the print is really big. Odd.)after readi...

  • Jason Pettus

    (Today's review is much longer than Goodreads' word-count limit; find the entire essay at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.com]. I am the original author of this essay, a...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ “Six hundred dudes. One porn queen. A world record for the ages. A must-have movie for every discerning collector of things erotic. Di...

  • Edward Lorn

    I'm not gonna beat around the bush. Snuff is as enjoyable as a wet fart in a hot shower. This is also the book that started Palahniuk's dive into mediocrity and self parody. Pygmy is the deepest depth...

  • Laura

    I absolutely enjoyed this book. I just came off of reading "Rant" with my Composition 2 students, and I had one student object (quietly, coming to me during office hours to do so) to reading it becaus...

  • Matthieu

    Read in an attempt to understand. Wasn't successful....

  • Jacob

    March 2013Tired and unimaginative and uninspired and dull...just like everything else Chucky P. has written. And grog forgive me, I read it twice.There's a reason for that. Ok, two. One is, I keep rea...

  • Maggie

    I refuse to spend more time reviewing this book than Palahniuk spent writing it (which couldn't have been very much), so I'll be brief. Snuff takes place entirely in the green room of a porno movie. C...

  • Jason Koivu

    I feel icky.Chuck Palahniuk's take on the porn industry blows wades of sex euphemisms all over the reader like moneyshots at a gangbang. The language is as base as the subject matter. The characters h...

  • Jonathan Ashleigh

    This was too filthy, even by my standards. But somehow, the copy I have was signed by Chuck Palahniuk so it is a book I will never get rid of....