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Stranger Than Fiction True StoriesFiction True PDFEPUB #227 Chuck Palahniuk’s world has always been well different from yours and mine In his first collection of nonfiction Chuck Palahniuk brings us into this world and gives us a glimpse of what inspires his fictionAt the Rock Creek Lodge Testicle Festival in Missoula Monta. I have often said there is no reason to read fiction as life is far stranger and interesting and it is this premise that leads award winning and best selling author Chuck Palahniuk to write this compilation of real life oddities and bizarre observations Organized into journalistic sketches Palahniuk describes such things asout in the open pornography wheat field combine demolition derbiesthe art of American castle building there is a castle near where I live that hosts a Renaissance festival every yearfun with anabolic steroidsthe secret hidden sex life of submarinersthe politics of solitudemodern philosophy of Marilyn Mansonthe applied visionary genius of Ira Levin and many All the sketches are good and freuently Palahniuk hits a chord and becomes very good

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Kindle that will send them into space Palahniuk himself experiments with steroids works on an assembly line by day and as a hospice volunteer by night and experiences the brutal murder of his father by a white supremacist With this new direction Chuck Palahniuk has proven he can do anything. In the spirit of this years motto to boldly go where my inclinations have never led me to browseI applied myself to finishing this collection of essaysI had liked the introduction very much but got bogged down immediately in alien territory and put it asideAlthough he is better known as a novelist I reasoned that if I was going to read only one thing by him this might be the book to give me some kind of perspective on Palahniuks workI determinined to finish with it alreadyI started agin with the introductionIf I had been anticipating a barrage of chauvanistic observations this prejudice was uickly laid to rest in the opening essay Palahniuk is a keen and sensitive observer and he can write His comments about the process and the reasons why he finds writing so gratifying were all pertinent to me but even when he is writing about things that rather appall melike extreme sports with farm machinary he writes with such appreciation that finally even I canActually many of the stories captured my interest I especially was fascinated by the one on American castle buildersand the essay on Amy Hempel gives some great leads He also drops well thought out little nuggets referencing some of the great thinkers Jefferson I might expect but I was pleasantly surprised to find a good precis of the essence of the philosophy of Kierkgaard Taken together the stories offer a cultural spectrum of America and in fact most of stories offer some great leads for our own inspiration What I like most about Palahniuk is his embracing of life in all its its astounding variety and aspects Even writing about the sordid underside of the glimmering canopy he retains his fresh perspectiveWe are not contaminated by his observations or despair Curiously the after effect of this book was hopeful

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FREE READ Stranger Than Fiction True Stories 109 º [Reading] ➶ Stranger Than Fiction True Stories Author Chuck Palahniuk – Chuck Palahniuk’s world has always been well different from yours and mine In his first collection of nonfiction Chuck Palahniuk brings us into this world and gives us a glimpse of what inspNa average people perform public sex acts on an outdoor stage In a mansion once occupied by The Rolling Stones Marilyn Manson reads his own Tarot cards and talks sweetly to his beautiful actress girlfriend Across the country men build their own full size castles and rocketships Stranger Than. 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 we do to light the flickering light of I am special You will like this book if you prefer understatement and no sentimentality in presentation of the harsh and the painful and the noble and if you prefer examples of the profane in the presentation of the mysterious and even the mystical If you like to sense the writer's hard lived experience in what you read you will like this book