Non-Fiction

Non-Fiction

Chuck Palahniuk's world has been, well, different from yours and mine. The pieces that comprise Non-Fiction prove just how different, in ways both highly entertaining and deeply unsettling. Encounters with alternative culture heroes Marilyn Manson and Juliette Lewis; the peculiar wages of fame attendant on the big budget film production of the movie Fight Club; life as an assembly-line drive train installer by day, hospice volunteer driver by night; the really peculiar lives of submariners; the really violent world of college wrestlers; the underground world of anabolic steroid gobblers; the harrowing circumstances of his father's murder and the trial of his killer - each essay or vignette offers a unique facet of existence as lived in and/or observed by one of America's most flagrantly daring and original literary talents.

Title:Non-Fiction
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0099437970
Format Type:

    Non-Fiction Reviews

  • Lyn

    I have often said there is no reason to read fiction as life is far stranger and more interesting and it is this premise that leads award winning and best selling author Chuck Palahniuk to write this ...

  • J. Kent Messum

    *Official rating is 3.5, but always round up!Collections of short works are tricky things to review. I say this almost every bloody time I review one. The reason being that each story or article or pi...

  • vikki

    i stopped torturing myself at the half way point and burned the book over my stovetop and ate the ashes in hopes of regaining the 3 hours i put in. didn't work. this was one of the worst things i've r...

  • Francisco

    You will like this book if you are easily amazed by the things your fellow humans do for fun or to make a living, or to survive or to fend off loneliness and despair' if you are not surprised but what...

  • Timothy Urges

    Nonfiction Palahniuk. A mediocre collection of essays compared to his fiction. A few pieces are worth reading but most of them are only worth a skim. ...

  • Caitlin Constantine

    I wanted to like this way more than I did, as I love stories about the things and the people who occupy the margins of society. Unfortunately many of the essays read like collections of notes, rewritt...

  • Dan

    I liked this book.This is a collection of true stories of very bizarre things that have occurred or occur regularly. They are all as the old adage goes: So strange they could only be true.In the intro...

  • Jonathan Maas

    Though this is Non-fiction, it still delivers the best of Chuck Palahniuk We all know Chuck Palahniuk right?Even if you haven't read him, you probably know what he represents.That's not him, that's H...

  • Magdelanye

    In the spirit of this years motto, to boldly go where my inclinations have never led me to browse,I applied myself to finishing this collection of essays.I had liked the introduction very much but got...

  • Joaquin

    I don't yet have the stomach for Chuck Palahniuk's fiction. I've tried reading pretty much all of his novels and 'Fight Club' is the only one I've been able to finish, and that's because I'd seen the...