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Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey | Chuck Palahniuk
The provocative and mind-bending new novel from the bestselling author of Fight Club and Haunted.Rant takes the form of a (fictional) oral history of Buster Rant Casey, in which an assortment of friends, enemies, admirers, detractors, and relations have their say on this evil character, who may or may not be the most efficient serial killer of our time.Buster Casey was every small kid born in a small town, searching for real thrills in a world of video games and action/adventure movies. The high school rebel who always wins and a childhood murderer? Rant Casey escapes from his hometown of Middleton into the big city and becomes the leader of an urban demolition derby called Party Crashing, where, on designated nights, the participants recognize each other by dressing their cars with tin-can tails, Just Married toothpaste graffiti, and other refuse, then look for special markings in order to stalk and crash into each other. Its in this violent, late-night hunting game that Casey makes three friends. And after his spectacular death, these friends gather the testimony needed to build an oral history of his short life. Their collected anecdotes explore the charges that his saliva infected hundreds and caused a silent, urban plague of rabies . . .Expect hilarity and horror, and blazing insight into the desperate and surreal contemporary human condition as only Chuck Palahniuk can deliver it. Hes the postmillennial Jonathan Swift, the man to watch to learn whats uh-oh coming next.Excerpt from RANT:Wallace Boyer (Car Salesman): Like most people, I didnt meet and talk to Rant Casey until after he was dead. Thats how it works for most celebrities, after they croak their circle of close friends just explodes. A dead celebrity cant walk down the street without meeting a million best buddies they never met in real life.Dying was the best career move Jeff Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy ever made. . . . The way Rant Casey used to say it: Folks build a reputation by attacking you while youre aliveor praising you after you aint.From the Hardcover edition.
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Addison_Reads
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Day 4. #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

@BookieBiker would you like to join? All you have to do is post 7 covers you love for 7 days. No explanation needed. Try to tag someone new to join in the fun. 😁

vivastory Great cover for an underrated book 4mo
Addison_Reads @vivastory I agree. So many people only think of Fight Club in regards to this author, but Rant and Invisible Monsters are by far my favorites by him. 4mo
vivastory Still need to read Invisible Monsters. I've heard great things about it. 4mo
Nute Fantastic cover art! 4mo
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JRG_Readz
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Mehso-so

Chuck has gotten so very silly. I love his modern strategy of cramming three or four different underdeveloped novels into one, though.

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Jennick2004
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At first I thought I was really going to enjoy this book, but the strange format made it difficult to follow, and I don‘t feel like anything was resolved in the end. ⭐️⭐️

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A_thousand_lives
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“We'll never be as young as we are tonight.”

Reggie Lol this book, just like his others, are nutso. From the spider bites to time travel, to who his father really is. Nutso. 13mo
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Jennick2004
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Starting this book from @bookcollecter today...this page is everything!

bookcollecter Cool let me know what you think...I tried to find Palahniuk that you haven't read yet. @Avanders #SSS #StockingStufferSwap 13mo
Jennick2004 @bookcollecter just read the first chapter quick before I drop the kiddos off at school and I‘m hooked! 13mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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I'm going to finish Circe on audiobook (thanks to the amazing @tpixie ❤). In the meantime before I start my #MakeMeReadIt August TBR, I'm going to read Rant! I love everything I've read by Palahniuk, so I'm really excited for this one.

tpixie 😊 1y
Constant.reader1408 I loved this book 1y
laurenlovesliterature That cover is so cool! 1y
QuoteQueen This one is my favorite! Which is awesome because when it first came out I went to book event of Palahniuk‘s and got a signed copy (and also a signed squeaky cheeseburger he threw into the crowd). I love everything I‘ve read of his. 💚 1y
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LiterRohde
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Colorful eviscerated flesh. Reminds me of an anatomy coloring book I had as a kid.

#ReadingResolutions | 20: #ColorfulCover

📷: iPhone

Jess7 I keep getting multiple notifications for your posts. Usually ones from weeks ago. Not sure what‘s going on. 🤷🏻‍♀️😂 2y
LiterRohde @Jess7 Oh no! That‘s my bad. I‘ve decided to add photo credits to my posts because I wanted to make sure people knew when I took time to make something and when I just grabbed from the internet. Then, my OCD wanted everything to be consistent, so I started updating past posts. I also edit past posts for clarity. I didn‘t know that would send a notification to people again. Good for new followers but really annoying for you. Sorry. I‘ll stop now. (edited) 2y
Jess7 It‘s ok @LiterRohde ! I just noticed I was getting all these notifications and I‘d click on it and be like — wait I already saw this and liked this one and it‘s from weeks ago? 😂 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
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One of the pages from my #ReadAndRant With @Tiffy_Reads . I‘m loving this!! So fun!

Leftcoastzen He‘s always so dark yet so fun. 2y
Conservio Did someone draw in the book or was it intentional? 2y
Reggie Have you read this before? This sounds stupid in regards to Chuck, lol, but this book gets crazy. 2y
JoeStalksBeck @Leftcoastzen I agree 💯 %. He‘s not for everyone @Conservio me and @Tiffy_Reads do this thing called #readandrant where we mark up a book with our thoughts or whatever then send them to each other . It‘s so fun! @reggie I‘ve read this book so many times I‘m surprised the pages are still intact lol. I adore this book. It‘s insane but the ending will blow your mind! 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
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Starting my #ReadAndRant book for @Tiffy_Reads ! This is my favorite Palahniuk so I‘m going with it!

Reagan Loved this book! 2y
JoeStalksBeck @reagen.reads right! It‘s magnificent! The ending 😱😱😱😱 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
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I love me some hilarious and offensive Palahniuk

BookishMe Great shot with this interesting angle! 2y
vivastory He has a new novel coming out next year 2y
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MaleficentBookDragon ❤️ this pic! 2y
JoeStalksBeck @MaleficentBookDragon thanks❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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GidgetsTreasures75
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From 10-17-17: Day 17: Weirdest Cover;I'm so behind because I really couldn't think of any. So, I did some research and realized there are more covers that I find weird because they don't truly match the story inside. Anyway, I also realized that most of Chuck Palahniuk's covers are bizarre so I chose my least favorite of his books. #bookriot #riotgram #weirdestcover

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JoeStalksBeck
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Ok this is more than a line lol but it's my all time favorite #favoriteline #autumnreads

Reggie This book was crazypants!!!! 2y
JoeStalksBeck @Reggie yes it is! You never see that ending coming though 2y
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Jbakesmcgee3
Mehso-so

Ummmm what???? This book is hilariously dark and soooooo extra

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Jbakesmcgee3
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Evening reading and watching season 2 of Buffy

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Jbakesmcgee3
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Train reading 📖

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tracy_anne8
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Here is a few that I count for my #alltimefavorite #backtoreading

kricheal Love Rant! 2y
tracy_anne8 @kricheal Such a good book! 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
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Hey thanks for all the get well love yesterday!! ❤️❤️❤️ here are some of my #alltimefavorite books 📚 #backtoreading

PrincessLibrarian Oh my goodness, I love so many of your favorites! Namely You and Sharp Objects. 2y
JoeStalksBeck @PrincessLibrarian thank you! I have so many but broke them down to these❤️ 2y
stacybmartin Sharp Objects and The Girl with All the Gifts - both so good! 😍 2y
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JoeStalksBeck @stacybmartin ❤️❤️❤️❤️📖📚 2y
JaclynW Good ones! 2y
JoeStalksBeck @JaclynW thanks!❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Jbakesmcgee3
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Next up!

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AMVP
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3 Genres - Fantasy, Sci-fi, Mystery
3 Authors - Mark Z. Danielewski, Dorothy L. Sayers, Ann Leckie
3 Books - Watership Down, Rant, Radiance
2 Littens - @Liberty @wanderful.books
2 Bookstores - Fiction Addiction, Mr. K's
2 Bookish Stores - Pop Cult, Boardwalk Games
1 Bookish Thing - Watership Down shirt
1 Reading Spot - Bed
1 Reading Season - Fall
#Litsy321Favorites @Jess7

Liberty 😊 2y
Jess7 Thanks for participating 🤗 and for the awesome bookish store recommendations! 2y
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AMVP
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#riotgrams day 15 - #favoritetwist

Palahniuk is kinda synonymous with twists, like the Shyamalan of good writing. The only problem with twists, especially good and effective ones, is that you'll often know they're coming just from the cultural conversation ("Don't let anyone tell you how it ends" etc.) My advice: read as fast as possible and don't think about anything too hard the first time through.

#booksandbrews

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Kosugi
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My round six on our #tenatatime TBR project begins! Fifty books down from our huge stacks so far and it's always fun to pick a new batch.

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GatheringBooks
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#LyricalApril Day 8: #AmIWrong - sounds like a rant to me. Hehe.

Cinfhen 😂😂😂 3y
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DHill
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Just finished this audio. I stuck with it but thought it was just so-so. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I'd read it. So many of the voices just did not resonate with me.

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Ande
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Pickpick

Every time I think about Buster Casey I remember that he stuck his nose pickings to the walls. Set the tone for the charachter really well.

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DHill
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Just started this on audio. Like the story. Not so much the narrator. Hoping it falls into a rhythm I can tolerate. #shouldhaveboughtthebook

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AMVP
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Pickpick

#Riotgrams day 20 - favorite cover

Went through a real #Palahniuk phase during college. Rant isn't just my favorite of his novels, it ranks up there with my favorite novels period. One of those books you're definitely better off going into blind.

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tracy_anne8
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These are some of my #favoritecovers the covers are one of my favorite things about books #riotgrams

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Brenley
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Day 3 of #riotgrams and all of my #OneWordTitles ... On the left we have the #MountTBR and on the right my frequent #reread stack. Everyone is ignoring that my TBR is annoyingly large, right? Good.

Blueberry I love Inkheart! 3y
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TeaganBleu
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When your best friend cleans off their bookshelf and you reap the benefits

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jessicarenee
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Finished this last night! This was my second time through it (first time was a few years ago on audio) and i think I loved it even more this time. Weird and insightful and I love how the story unfolds. And that ending! Ah! Anyways. I definitely recommend this and I think I will for sure read it again someday. 📖🙃🙂📖

Reagan My second favourite Chuck Pahlaniuk (Haunted is the best!) 3y
jessicarenee @Rjanke haunted is fantastic! I was thinking that will be the next Palahniuk that I read again. 3y
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jessicarenee

Small towns have a tragic way of trapping young people and making them answer for small mistakes with the rest of their lives.

saresmoore Ain't that the truth? 3y
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jessicarenee
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Sundays are for staying in bed with a book. [coffee is being made as I type this too!] #sundaymorning 📖☕️☕️☕️

JoeStalksBeck My favorite Palahniuk! 3y
JoeStalksBeck Your jaw will drop at the end 3y
jessicarenee @Book_Addict this is actually my second time through this one. It's one of my favorites for sure. Invisible Monsters might be my all time favorite though. 🙃 3y
JoeStalksBeck Nice! This one and Survivor are mine😀😀😀 3y
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jessicarenee

Rant used to say, "Every family is a regular little cult."

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jessicarenee

Still, there's plenty of folks who find crazy people to be very attractive.

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vivastory
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#FunFridayPhoto
One of my favorite Palahniuk novels is both a time travel book and criminally underrated. It is presented as an oral history/biography. Amazing book.

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jessicarenee

Rant's favorite saying was: "Some people are just born human. The rest of us, we take a lifetime to get there."

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JoeStalksBeck
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Truth

JanuarieTimewalker13 Hahahaha!!! Love it!! 3y
BookishJess 😂 So true! 3y
BookBabe Yup! 🙌🏻 3y
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Sea.fisher01
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What. A. Trip.

I've read it twice now, because the first time I wasn't sure I understood. The second time I realised that it isn't really something you can *understand*, it's an experience. Both reads brought new perspectives, and I definitely plan on reading it again to see what else I can squeeze out of it!

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DimeryRene
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#SockSunday showing off my next Palahniuk book! My biggest literary love. 😍

jessicarenee Oh this is one of my favorites of his! 💜 3y
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mauveandrosysky
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Throwback Thursday: when I was in college I made a wedding dress out of some curtains and my mom's old wedding corset and showed up to a reading of Rant in costume. That was a fun train ride. 😂 I've since stopped reading Chuck, but at that time in my life his books were just what I needed. #tbt

CherylDeFranceschi ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled That is MOST impressive!! Ballsy AND creative! 3y
Gezemice This amazing! ❤️❤️❤️❤️👍 3y
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mauveandrosysky @CherylDeFranceschi @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled.com @Gezemice thanks, you guys! 😊 I performed on stage with a Rocky Horror Picture Show group in college so I was used to dressing up like a weirdo. 😀 3y
CarrieScott Books are so like that for me. Timing is everything. It could be the best (or worst) book objectively, but if it's not what I can invest myself in at that time, it gets lost. 3y
mauveandrosysky @CarrieScott exactly! 😊 3y
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DennisJacobRosenfeld
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This!

Desha Wow...great blurb! 📚 3y
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DennisJacobRosenfeld
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I've had this hardcover since it was originally released. Can't really say why it's taken me so long to get around to it. The cover art is beautiful with flecks of gold that don't show completely in the photograph.

Yossarian The cover looks like Robin (Batman's sidekick) after being run through a thresher! 4y
DennisJacobRosenfeld @Yossarian Your thinking has the proper amount of morbidity! I like it! 4y
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Mynameisacolour
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"Some people are born human, the rest of us take a lifetime to get there."

QuoteQueen My favorite Chuck book. Still waiting for that sequel... 4y
Mynameisacolour @VeteransWife512 is he really writing a sequel?! 4y
QuoteQueen @Mynameisacolour he was supposed to or planning on it at one point, but sadly idk what happened with that. 😞 I still hope someday he might. 4y
Mynameisacolour @VeteransWife512 That would be awesome if he gets around to it. I've never read Lullaby but did you see he's got a Kickstarter to produce it? 4y
QuoteQueen @Mynameisacolour yes I did! I'm excited for it. It may not be one of my faves but ITS ONE OF HIS BOOKS TURNED MOVIE!!!! 😄 lol. 4y
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