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Haunted: A Novel | Chuck Palahniuk
Haunted is a novel made up of twenty-three horrifying, hilarious, and stomach-churning stories. Theyre told by people who have answered an ad for a writers retreat and unwittingly joined a Survivor-like scenario where the host withholds heat, power, and food. As the storytellers grow more desperate, their tales become more extreme, and they ruthlessly plot to make themselves the hero of the reality show that will surely be made from their plight. This is one of the most disturbing and outrageous books youll ever read, one that could only come from the mind of Chuck Palahniuk.
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Come-read-with-me @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That is even creepier than I thought it was the first time I saw the cover. I think I might faint! 🙅🏻‍♀️ 3mo
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I discovered this book on a reading list for "most disturbing books ever written", and it did not disappoint. I nearly DNF'd after the story Guts... I can't say that I liked the book or that I would ever recommend it, but it gets a Pick Rating because it absolutely gave me what I asked for.

#Screamathon ? @4thhouseontheleft

readordierachel My husband read this and would describe certain stories/scenes to me 😱 3mo
Reggie Lol, my favorite was about the reflexologist assassin. Lol so crazy. And every time I don‘t do something I feel I chickened out at I think to myself that I didn‘t look in the nightmare box. 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Reggie That's awesome. I need to start referring to things as the nightmare box. 3mo
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The cover of Palahniuk's novel #glows in the dark. I was at the reading in KC he mentions in the afterword about audience reaction to the story "Guts."

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'm reading that rn. Guts is f&$%ed up. Lol. 3mo
Soubhiville This book haunts me! Mostly for Guts. 😱 3mo
CaliforniaCay I was curious and just had to Google that story. I'm thoroughly disgusted. 🤮 But I'm also curious to read the other stories! 🤣 3mo
Reggie @CaliforniaCay the stories are so absurd and laugh out loud. My favorite is about a girl who is friends with a reflexologist assassin. It‘s so off the wall!! 3mo
CaliforniaCay @reggie oh I'm disgusted but definitely intrigued! 3mo
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Haunted Game
Whaley House
Winchester House
Roosevelt Hotel
Queen Mary
Mission Inn
2 BunchPalmsResort
Preston Castle
Stanley Hotel
Myrtle Plantation
Shanghai Tunnel
Suicide Forest
Dakota Apt
Waverly HillsSantorium
Rolling Hills Asylum
Byberry Hosp
#teamslaughter #scarathon @Clwojick
50 points

Clwojick Awesome! 3mo
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Game time! This game suggestion came from the amazing @Lizpixie !

Name as many haunted places as you can. Each comment will be worth 2 points for a maximum of 50 points per person. Go #TeamSlaughter

P.s. 😂 I typed this up during my walk home in the rain, and just realized the typo now. Oops!

StayCurious Hampton Court Palace in England 3mo
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StayCurious The Carleton County Jail in Ottawa 3mo
StayCurious The Mackenzie King Estate in Gatineau Park 3mo
4thhouseontheleft The Catacombs in Paris 3mo
4thhouseontheleft Gettysburg Battlefield 3mo
StayCurious Laurier House in Ottawa 3mo
4thhouseontheleft Port Arthur, Australia 3mo
4thhouseontheleft The Lizzie Borden House 3mo
4thhouseontheleft The Salem Inn 3mo
4thhouseontheleft The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park 3mo
4thhouseontheleft Fairmont Banff Springs 3mo
4thhouseontheleft Tower of London 3mo
EadieB @Clwojick Places haunted in US:
1. Dudleytown in Connecticut,
2. Cherry Hill Estate
3. 112 Ocean Avenue House - the Amityville Horror House) in New York,
4. Cliveden Manor,
5. First Bank of the United States,
6. Fort Mifflin,
7. Library Hall,
8. Pennsylvania Hospital,
8. Powel House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
9. Octagon House (1801)
10. White House in Washington, D.C.,
11.El Adobe de Capistrano in California.
(edited) 3mo
4thhouseontheleft Winchester House, San Jose 3mo
4thhouseontheleft Edinburgh Castle, Scotland 3mo
4thhouseontheleft Forbidden City, Beijing 3mo
4thhouseontheleft Kehoe House, Savannah 3mo
4thhouseontheleft Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, Charleston 3mo
4thhouseontheleft Battery Carriage House, Charleston 3mo
4thhouseontheleft The Old Charleston Jail 3mo
EadieB @Clwojick
1. Tower of London,
2. 50 Berkeley Square (London),
3. Belgrave Hall,
4. Arundel Castle,
5. Bruce Castle in England,
6. Ardrossan Castle,
7. Fyvie Castle,
8. Glamis Castle,
9. Stirling Castle Scotland.
StayCurious Alcatraz prison 3mo
EadieB @Clwojick In France
1. Château de Brissac,
2. Château de Trécesson in Brittany,
3. Catacombs and Cemetery of Père Lachaise in Paris,
4. Mont Saint-Michel,
5. Château de Châteaubriant in western France.
kamoorephoto I can verify this from having lived there as a boarding school student: BATTLE ABBEY, built on the site/grounds where the Battle of Hastings took place (yes, 1066 and all that). Definitely haunted. 3mo
britt_reads Wabasha Street Caves in St. Paul, MN 3mo
britt_reads The Birdcage Theatre in Tombstone, AZ 3mo
Linsy All of these are in SLC, or nearby, as my husband took me on a haunted tour for my bday! (1) Rio Grande Depot, (2) SLC Cemetery, (3) Shiloh Inn, (4) Capitol Theater, (5) Memory Grove, (6) Devereaux Mansion, (7) Fort Douglas, (8) Old County Building, (9) Great Salt Lake, (10) Old Utah State Capitol — they only got one wing built — in Fillmore. They have a yearly ghost tour hosted by the locals and everything! 💀 3mo
britt_reads R.M.S. Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA 3mo
madamereadsalot1 Galvez Hotel in Galveston. 3mo
madamereadsalot1 Sam Houston Memorial Museum in Houston. 3mo
madamereadsalot1 Spaghetti Warehouse in Houston. 3mo
britt_reads Whaley House in San Diego, CA 3mo
Booksnchill Oakland‘s Mansion, Murfreesboro, TN 3mo
madamereadsalot1 Battleship Texas recently moved to Galveston I think 3mo
britt_reads Jerome Grand Hotel in Jerome, AZ 3mo
madamereadsalot1 National Museum of Funeral History, you guessed it, in Houston. 3mo
britt_reads LaLaurie Mansion in New Orleans 3mo
britt_reads Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, West Virginia 3mo
britt_reads Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia 3mo
kezzlou85 Tower of London 3mo
kezzlou85 Rolling Pin Lane 3mo
kezzlou85 Blickling Estate 3mo
kezzlou85 Raynham Hall 3mo
kezzlou85 Sandringham House. 3mo
kezzlou85 Bar the tower of London mine are all in Norfolk England. 3mo
Liatrek Raynham Hall 3mo
Liatrek Poveglia Island, Venice Italy 3mo
Liatrek Bhangarh Fort, India 3mo
Liatrek The Queen Mary, Long Beach 3mo
RainyDayReading Mt Baker Theatre, Bellingham WA 3mo
RainyDayReading Leap Castle, Ireland 3mo
RainyDayReading Kells Irish Pub, Seattle 3mo
RainyDayReading Rosario Resort, Orcas Island 3mo
RainyDayReading Sorrento Hotel, Seattle 3mo
RainyDayReading Oxford Saloon, Snohomish 3mo
RainyDayReading Pike Place Market, Seattle (I know it may not seem like it but it is) 3mo
RainyDayReading The Moore Theatre, Seattle 3mo
RainyDayReading Myrtle Plantation, Louisiana (I grew up hearing about this one) 3mo
RainyDayReading Northern State Mental Hospital, Sedro Woolley (edited) 3mo
RainyDayReading Villisca Axe Murder House, IA 3mo
RainyDayReading Shanghai Tunnels, Portland 3mo
RainyDayReading The Witch‘s Castle, Portland 3mo
RainyDayReading The Willamette River Ghost Ship, OR ( A ship will sail down the Willamette, blast a foghorn and then disappear) 3mo
RainyDayReading Pittock Mansion, Portland 3mo
tjwill Do they have to be famous places? Well-known haunted places in my town: Martha Washington Inn, The Tavern restaurant, Barter Theatre, the county courthouse. Less-known but still reported as haunted: the movie theater, the high school. Also, the middle school where I teach. 3mo
Clwojick ☠ ☠ ☠ ☠ 3mo
Clwojick @tjwill They don't have to be famous :) 3mo
intothehallofbooks The Vander Light (NC)🚂🛤 (edited) 3mo
intothehallofbooks Bentonville Battleground, NC 3mo
intothehallofbooks Devil‘s Tramping Ground, NC 3mo
Scochrane26 Waverly hills sanatorium in KY 3mo
Scochrane26 My high school has a whole story about being haunted by hookers. Some teachers had stories, & custodians said they could hear heels clicking along the hall, elevator going up & down. 3mo
Scochrane26 Savannah, Charleston 3mo
Scochrane26 In A Million Junes, the main character‘s house and land in Michigan is haunted. 3mo
Charityann The attic of a house I lived in as a kid. 3mo
Charityann Fort McHenry, some say the Maryland State House is, Antietam Battlefield, Lord Baltimore Hotel, St. Paul‘s cemetery, New Orleans, Macon, MS 3mo
Lizpixie The quarantine station, Sydney 3mo
Lizpixie Monte Cristo Homestead, Junee NSW (edited) 3mo
Lizpixie St Bartholemews Church, Prospect NSW 3mo
Lizpixie The Train Tunnel, Picton NSW 3mo
Lizpixie Maitland Gaol, NSW 3mo
Lizpixie Rose Cottage, Pioneer Village, Wilberforce NSW 3mo
Lizpixie Gladesville Mental Hospital NSW 3mo
Lizpixie Parramatta Gaol NSW 3mo
Lizpixie Boggo Road Jail, Queensland 3mo
Lizpixie Port Arthur Tasmania 3mo
Lizpixie Beechworth Asylum Victoria 3mo
Lizpixie St Johns Orphanage Goulbourn NSW 3mo
Lizpixie Studley Park House Camden NSW 3mo
Lizpixie Fremantle Arts Center Western Australia 3mo
Lizpixie Altona Homestead Victoria 3mo
Lizpixie Oakabella Homestead WA 3mo
Lizpixie Franklin House Tasmania 3mo
Lizpixie Cockatoo Island Sydney Harbour 3mo
Lizpixie St Johns Cemetery Kapunda South Australia 3mo
FantasyChick I tried to call up my Creepy Canada memories but I fell short, lol: Princess Street, Amherst (hometown haunt)
Citadel Hill, Halifax
Five Fishermen Restaurant, Halifax
Ghost ship of Northumberland Straight, PEI, NB, NS (can I use a ship?)
Fort Louisbourg, Cape Breton
Dorchester Jail, Dorchester
Keith's Brewery, Halifax
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Peggy' Cove
Thornburg grave, Pictou
Banff Springs Hotel, Banff
Confederation Trail, PEI
FantasyChick St. Fx University, Antigonish
Fort Beausejour, Aulac
The Algonquin Resort, St. Andrew's
The Empress Hotel, Victoria
Edgar Allen Poe's Grave, Baltimore
Stanley Hotel, Colorado
Amityville House, Long Island
Lizzie Borden B&B, Mass.
The White House, Washington
Winchester Mystery House, San Jose
Tower of London, England
Island of the Dolls, Mexico
Aokigahra Forest, Japan (I had to look up the spelling, lol)
Eastern State Penitentiary, Pennsylvania
Lizpixie Rose & Crown Hotel WA 3mo
Lizpixie Mary Kings Close Scotland 3mo
Lizpixie Dunster Castle Somerset UK(actually was owned by a branch of my husbands family!) (edited) 3mo
Lizpixie Leap Castle Ireland 3mo
Lizpixie Haddon Hall Derbyshire England 3mo
Lizpixie Ancient Ram Inn Gloucestershire England 3mo
SomedayAlmost William Woodbury House, Circa 1720, Beverly, Mass. (One of my relatives owned it for a while.) 3mo
SomedayAlmost LaLaurie Mansion, French Quarter, NOLA 3mo
Clwojick ☠ ☠Bytown Museum, Chateau Laurier, The Nicholas Street Hostel, The Canadian Museum of Nature, Prince George Hotel, Fort Henry, Kingston Penitentiary, The Jester's Court, Fulford Place, Cornwall Jail, Peterborough Lift Lock, The Grand Theatre, Old Oxford Country Court House and Jail, White Otter Castle, Trowbridge Falls, Screaming Tunnel, Old Fort Erie, Buck Hill. All in Ontario. ☠ ☠ 3mo
MoonWitch94 Eastern State Penitentiary; Salem; Colonial Williamsburg, Fort McHenry 3mo
MoonWitch94 French Quarter, St. Augustine, Betsy Ross House 3mo
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Haunted: A Novel | Chuck Palahniuk
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Catching up part 4!
So, from a previous post, this is Hopwood Hall. According to local college legend, it‘s not the only haunted place on campus. The chapel is apparently haunted by a ghostly portrait named Helen that doesn‘t like certain types of music. And then there‘s Dillard, which houses the art and drama classrooms. Supposedly Mrs. Dillard doesn‘t like students that curse in her halls.

#urbanlegend #screamathonphotochallenge

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#chillingphototchallenge. This looks too scary to even keep on my bookshelf.

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This is the library where I work, and it is definitely #haunted! #chillingphotochallenge @Clwojick #teamslaughter #scarathlon 1pt

LibrarianRyan So cool looking 4mo
Clwojick Oh my gosh - stunning! 4mo
Lauram Really!!???? Details, please. 4mo
Sarahreadstoomuch @Lauram the library was built by the wife in memory of her husband in 1883. They are both buried next to the building. People have seen her ghost in the balcony study area and up in the room at the top of the tower... books have randomly fallen off shelves.... we blame the ghost of Mrs Nevins. 4mo
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Wow! We‘ve had some great posts already for Day 1: Haunted #ChillingPhotoChallenge! We are starting off strong and racking up the points! Woohoo!!!

Here is one book that I‘ve had on my shelf for way too long! I love Chuck Palahniuk, so I‘m hoping to get to this soon! #Scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

lele1432 Hey quick question! Are we limited to one chilling photo post per day? Or can we do multiple for points lol? 4mo
Bookwormjillk Freaky! 4mo
Clwojick @lele1432 multiple posts are allowed as long as you use the hashtags 4mo
lele1432 Thanks! 4mo
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This cover is totally #haunted for the #chillingphotochallenge! This cover glows in the dark too so it is so creepy! One of my favorite covers because it‘s so unique. #teamslaughter @Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid #scarathlon

Tamra It is a very creepy cover! Have you read it? I considered it and the reviews made it sound pretty gross in parts. 4mo
Clwojick I love a good Chuck book. Damned if still my favourite! 😈 4mo
Kappadeemom @Tamra I did read it and enjoyed it but it‘s super weird. 4mo
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“It's then I need some air. But when I go to kick off against the bottom, I can't. I can't get my feet under me. My ass is stuck.”

#QuotsyMay19 | 7: #Breathe

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New short story from Chuck Palahniuk available for free online or in the latest edition of Playboy.

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#StartedFromTheBottom #TimbitTunes
Couldn't resist going gross/childish in this one. Sorry.
@Cinfhen @TheKidUpstairs

Cinfhen Hahahahaha 😂😂😂 12mo
TheKidUpstairs 😂😂😂 I'm always here for gross and childish! 12mo
JennyM 😆 12mo
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Palahniuk is forever one of my favorite authors 📚
#catsoflitsy #readingbuddy

monkeygirlsmama I loved this book! 12mo
Slajaunie 💚🐾 12mo
AshleyHoss820 This one was so nutty!! 😄😄😄 12mo
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Jess I can‘t even look at the cover of this book without feeling sick. I never made it past the pool story! 12mo
collegecatlady @Jess That story is actually notorious! When he took it on the road, everywhere he read it, at least two people passed out! 12mo
AnnieReads I have a weakness for black kitties. Such a pretty baby! 12mo
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My favorite stories in the collection were Slumming and Dissertation. The stories all had interesting twists and a connection to the character telling the story. The format of the book was a little weird. There was the story of the people at the writer's retreat. There was poems. And there was the stories we're told. It was like 3 separate books. I thought the people at the retreat were stupid beyond belief. Hard to feel anything for them.

Reggie This is one of my favorite books of his. I still think about that nightmare box. I remember the girl who is a reflexology assassin. Lol everything was so off the wall. 12mo
ReadingOver50 @reggie Yes it‘s hard to pick a favorite. So many stick with you 12mo
TheAliceEvers Oh my gosh that cover is kind of terrifying... 😂😂😂 12mo
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Starting this one tonight. I‘m ready for some “stomach churning” horror. Buster seems a little concerned.

LauraJ It‘ll be okay, Buster. 12mo
Kimberlone That cover 😱 12mo
Reggie If you can make it past the first story, you‘ll be okay. This is my favorite of his but he likes to push buttons....a lot. 12mo
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TheBee @kimberlone the cover glows in the dark 😱😱😱 12mo
SleepyDragon Took me forever to even see the dog. That cover is going to give me nightmares. 12mo
Kryckett Loved it and was disgusted by it, in basically equal measure 🙈 12mo
Soubhiville This is one of the most disturbing books I‘ve ever read. 12mo
AutumnRLS I don't think I could let that book in my house on account of the cover. Lol. 12mo
laur89 Buster is thinking, “Are you sure about this one?” 🤨 12mo
cherinium That book is a fun ride, even when it is inducing nausea. 😳 12mo
Owlizabeth I read the first story in this one and had to quit. 🤢 12mo
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Christmas presents from my friend. She really gets me. I love everything.

My kids have told me they don‘t want to buy me books for Christmas because I have too many. But really books are all I want.

4thhouseontheleft Too many books? There‘s no such thing! 😉 13mo
TheDaysGoBy I read that Disney book. Lots of cool facts! 13mo
Naj Love the bookmark! 13mo
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How do you even rate this book?!? Much of it was definitely pretty depraved, grotesque, repulsive. But there are a lot of ways to look at it. There‘s the main story interwoven throughout, and the various backstory stories... then there‘s, what seemed to be, the message the whole thing was trying to get at.

That-Bookish-Hiker This is the one and only book that had made me physically sick while reading it and had to put it done for a break. I‘m still haunted by one of the stories in this book. 1y
Bookish.SAM @That-Bookish-Hiker was it by chance the first story? That one for sure had me reconsidering if I could get through the rest! 🤢 1y
Reggie Oh, that Chuck, he‘s like South Park where they punch you in the face to see if you‘re cool enough to see behind it for the message. Lol some of us don‘t liked to be punched, though. This is one of my favorite books of his. 1y
Bookish.SAM Lol @Reggie ... well put! He may be trying to weed out the weak(stomached) 🙃 1y
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It‘s just not what I thought it might be 🤷🏼‍♀️

RaimeyGallant Too bad. :( 1y
SexyCajun @RaimeyGallant I‘m gonna go on to the next story and try again. That disturbing masturbation story was absolutely so disturbing it‘s mostly why I quit! 1y
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@meghan2714 OMG the contents of this book! 😱😱😂😂😂🤷🏼‍♀️

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I bailed early on this one 🤢 1y
SexyCajun @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I think I might do so as well. It‘s just not what I thought it would be. It looks like a spooky book but so far it‘s just gross 🤷🏼‍♀️😱 1y
MStew I thought that too and almost did bail but I kept reading. Some where worse I didn't enjoy it for the sickness part I likes it because it literally made me cringe and not many books have 1y
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SexyCajun @meghan2714 I absolutely don‘t have anything against stories pointing out masterbation BUT the way it was written about I think made me fall of the Eagan and go OMG are you serious? 😂 Bit if it gets better perhaps I‘ll dive back in. Just not in that same pool. Gross 😩😩😩 1y
MStew @SexyCajun omg actually I hated that bit 😷😝😵 forgot about that one ughhhh, yes that's the same bit i was like I can't go on there's one more I remember I was like omg... this is morbid. You almost feel bad for reading it. Chuck went to extremes 1y
SexyCajun @meghan2714 ok so are there some good ones? Lol 1y
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This book was intense, lots of crazy, graphic and dark stories 23 of them!! I read this few years ago I think I will re read again!!


Reagan My favourite Pahlaniuk! 1y
SexyCajun I need this book and I need it NOW 😱 1y
MStew @SexyCajun you will enjoy it! 1y
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MStew @Reagan-reads it's mine too! 1y
SexyCajun @meghan2714 I just checked out the audiobook from the library. Yay! 🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️ 1y
MStew @SexyCajun awesome let me know your thoughts 1y
Emm0921 I‘ve only ever read the book Choke by this author - been meaning to read another ! Will definitely add to my TBR list ! 1y
dragondrool I owned this book for over a year before I found out by chance that it glowed in the dark. 1y
Reggie I always think of the nightmare box in here when I chicken out on something. I loved this book. 1y
MStew @Reggie yea!!!!😂 few in here that have stuck with me , it's a good one for sure!! 1y
MStew @dragondrool I love the glow in dark editions 1y
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If you pick this up expecting more Fight Club, you might want to check yourself. This is definitely not a book for the faint of heart, which is why I marked it so-so. I'm not sure if I liked it, in fact, but I do think it's a good book for more adventurous readers.

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This book wasn‘t enjoyable to read for me, some people might like this type of book but not me. From the first story on, gross.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I bailed after that first story. I don‘t like getting dry heaves while reading. 2y
Crystalblu I agree. Probably my least favorite of his books. 2y
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I just received this book in a swap and haven‘t had time to read it yet but it‘s supposed to be horrifying, hilarious and weird. I can‘t wait to read it!

ErinSueMreads What an awful creepy cover!!! Good work! 😂💜😱 thanks for entering! 2y
amb I have a strong stomach and I was horrified at several points 2y
rather_be_reading i just picked this up! 2y
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My goal was just to write some new form of horror story, something based on the ordinary world. Without supernatural monsters or magic. This would be a book you wouldn't want to keep next to your bed. A book that would be a trapdoor down into some place dark. A place only you could go, alone, when you opened the cover.
Because only books have that power.

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Wow! Not what I was expecting at all - certainly not as gruesome as I was led to believe. Yes, there were stories that made my whole body shudder and ewwwww and other stories that were just downright disturbing but overall, it's a modern tale on just how depraved humanity can be. And I can honestly say that I enjoyed it 😝😝😱🤯😈

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Sorry, Mom. This was the first thing I thought of for the prompt.

The first lines are the only thing not obscene in this story.

Read the reviews before the story, that may be enough for you. People faint reading this story. You‘ve been warned. Seriously warned.




Short Story:


#QuotsyJune18 | 11: #Obscene

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AllenTStClair Sounds like a normal shift in the emergency room. 🤣 2y
TheFunkyBookworm I am simultaneously intrigued and terrified by this! Debating if this could be a case of curiosity killed the cat... 2y
PenguinInFlight I‘ve read a lot of his work, but not this particular one...the reviews made me hesitate. That, and a friend of mine saying “Oh god, Bev, no!” when I told them it was on my TBR. (They had read it - and apparently regretted it.) Lullaby is my favorite so far. 2y
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TheWordJar That‘s some build up! How can I not read it after that??? 2y
amb I like dark, I like horror, I even like gross, not much gets under my skin, but this book made me nauseous more than once, yet I couldn't not finish. 2y
jdenslow I read the sample and was so disturbed I stopped. I've read and liked other of his books, but won't go back to this one! 2y
TheWordJar Well. Finally got the chance to read it. That was certainly something. 😳 2y
Reggie I laughed so hard at the busdriver‘s story. One of my favorites is about the reflexologist with a license to kill. 2y
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As disgusting, stomach churning, unsettling, and pissed off as this book made me feel; I LOVED it! My first Chuck Palahniuk book and I'm happy with my desicion. This story was well formed and served it's propose to crawl under your skin and make you think about the depths someone can go to.

TrishB Great review 👍🏻 2y
Leftcoastzen I haven‘t read all his books ,but the ones I have, intense and different.Excellent review. 2y
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WhatTheHELL! I'm nine chapters away from finishing this book and I'm dumbstruck by what I'm reading. Each character's careless but persistent attitude annoys and disgusts me. I can't get over how well written and intriguing this book is. You definitely have to stomach a lot that's for sure.

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Last of the birthday #bookhaul. The Wise Man's Fear is a #blameitonlitsy purchase. Haven't read the first book yet so hope I enjoy it!!
I've been after Haunted for a while and had to chuckle when the assistant in the shop offered me a warning about how gruesome it is 😂😂

Cortg Happy Birthday! 2y
TricksyTails Happy Birthday!🎁🎂🎉 2y
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There's no beating Guts by this point in the book but Swan Song just made me shout wtf pretty loudly that it scared my husband 😂.

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Up next....

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Guts is , I think, the grossest story ever 🤢 #thisremindsmeof

TelevisionNeighbor Yeah, it‘s been several years and I still remember. 2y
Jess I never picked up another one of his books after reading that story. 🤢 2y
JoeStalksBeck @jess well his other stuff isn‘t gross like that. Rant has possibly one of the greatest endings to a book ever. You should try his other stuff 🤗 2y
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IamIamIam I have to admit, I was far more grossed out by the bacon than the pool. Invisible Monsters is another of his books that is NOT for the squeamish, and that's saying a lot because I can take almost anything!!!! 2y
JoeStalksBeck @IamIamIam Have you read this one? I bet half if Litsy would pass out after this one it‘s so graphic lol even I was like... ummm , interesting but 😮😳. It was a good book though. I read it in one day but it‘s definitely not for the squeamish or conservative type lol 2y
IamIamIam I actually have not!!! He kind of fell off my radar for a while because we just needed a break after Invisible Monsters!!! 🤣 It's stacked so I'll give it a shot!!! 😘 2y
eanderson Definitely one of the grossest I‘ve read. At one point I was with some friends and I think I gagged out loud and said “Ok, that went a little too far!” Lol! 2y
QuoteQueen Great book! Lots of "wtf did I just read?!?!?" moments! ? 2y
QuoteQueen @Jess each of his books has a different concept and writing style though all in the realm of "wtf" though most aren't so gross. @JoeStalksBeck thank you for mentioning Rant! It's one of my favorites and I'm still waiting for book 2 which once upon a time he said he was going to write. ? @IamIamIam Invisible Monsters is another rough one, though I think they were thinking of making it into a movie at one point! ? 2y
NHLibrarian I read this at my in-laws when it was published in Playboy. I got to “that part” near the end and slapped the magazine shut with a “nope!” First time I‘ve not finished something due to the gross factor, though I did eventually read (and finish) Haunted. I have to admire his ability to write something like that. 2y
JoeStalksBeck @QuoteQueen I would lose my mind if he wrote a sequel to Rant! That ending ... holy shhiiii! Have you read Snuff? That ending is so unpredictable there is no way to read it and no scream lol 2y
QuoteQueen @JoeStalksBeck I absolutely have read Snuff! That one totally got me with the surprise ending! In fact, I'd be hard to find a Chuck book I haven't read...I think I need to finish Doomed and I may not have read Non-Fiction (I'm unsure cause I know I read 2 other books of his that were nonfiction I just forget which ones lol). He's one of my favorite authors. 😊💚 2y
IamIamIam @QuoteQueen I can't even begin to see where an Invisible Monsters movie would be a good idea!!!! Oh, Hollywood... 🤣🤔🤢 2y
QuoteQueen @IamIamIam hahahaha. Yeah. There was also talks of a Lullaby movie too. Don't know about the progress on either one though. He's already got Fight Club and Choke as movies though. 2y
Scurvygirl He has a new book coming out in May. I already preordered it! The only book I was unable to read of his was Pygmy, the style was off, so I might have to retry. 2y
IamIamIam @QuoteQueen Lullaby I could see a little bit easier than IM, and I was more pleased with Choke than I expected but Sam Rockwell, nuff said! 😍 lol... of course, Fight Club is perfection and you just can't match it really in any of his other books. Lullaby would probably end up being too sensitive of a subject at the beginning. The censors would freak out. 2y
JoeStalksBeck @Scurvygirl yes! It was very difficult to read! 2y
QuoteQueen @IamIamIam lullaby was going to be done by an independent group so it may not have been rated/restricted. So who knows, 🤷🏻‍♀️ I'd watch anything based off a Chuck book. Haha. @Scurvygirl what is this new May treasure you speak of?!?!? I MUST own it!!!! Lol. Pygmy was a difficult read, my hubs @CynicalStew couldn't finish it. But I really enjoyed it. The broken English made it feel more real. Which was cool. 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker Yes! I was scarred after that and can‘t read any more of his books lol. 2y
azulaco His books are pretty disturbing to me in general, so that‘s saying a lot about this story. 😳 I haven‘t read it yet, I had to take a break from Chuck because of the disturbing/skeeve factor. It‘s been years now. It may have been Invisible Monsters that sent me over the edge, I don‘t remember. 2y
Reggie Lolol, it‘s like he chose this story as a guardian to keep out the people who couldn‘t handle the rest of this book. I think about The Nightmare Box a lot though. When people tell me regrets of not having done something..... it was their chance to see the Nightmare Box. Lol dumb but it just comes to mind. My favorite story in here is the one right after guys, about the reflexologist going on a Mafia hit. Lololol 2y
vivastory I was at the KC reading he mentioned in the afterword. 2y
JoeStalksBeck @vivastory you are so mean lol 2y
MaleficentBookDragon More gross than Nick Cutter?!?! 2y
MaleficentBookDragon @JoeStalksBeck ewwwww. That‘s bad. 2y
JoeStalksBeck @MaleficentBookDragon lol it‘s really graphic . I mean , those guys 👆🏻 said they quite reading him because of it 😂😂😂 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Did you get my message? I wanted to send you that book if you wanted it ☺️ 2y
HotMessJess @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I didn‘t get your message!! Or I missed it! Let me look again! 2y
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@BrainyHeroine refers to this book as "The Carrot Book", because the first story told by one of the characters includes a kid using said veggie to peg himself. Too bad I don't have a physical copy of the book.

BrainyHeroine It would live in the freezer if you did. 2y
Chemisecure Nope. Shoo-rook! Lol 2y
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Holy unexpected #bookmail Batman!

@MaleficentBookDragon is such an incredible swap host that she sent me three books from my tbr and all of these goodies... just because I didn‘t get a box from my original match for #allhallowsreadbookexchange

Thank you so much, Michelle! I‘m 100% certain this is better than I could have hoped for. You‘re too sweet! ❤️

Litsy is such a great community. 😃

BethM Isn't she the best?! (edited) 2y
AceOnRoam That's very sweet. Enjoy 😊 2y
TricksyTails Love! Love! Love! Perfume is amazing! Haunted, too! Such awesome goodies! 👏😁 2y
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ReadingSusan That is so sweet!! ❤️❤️ 2y
MaleficentBookDragon You‘re welcome. I hope you like the books. I just read Fever Dream myself. 2y
Reggie I love Fever Dream and Haunted, what a nice box!!!! 2y
sprainedbrain @MaleficentBookDragon I can‘t wait to read them! (edited) 2y
LeahBergen Wonderful! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
AmyG That's so kind and wonderful! 2y
JenP How nice! 2y
DeborahSmall Perfume is great ❤️ 2y
Avanders 💖💖💖 @MaleficentBookDragon is so thoughtful and generous!! What a great box! 2y
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Scary book: The Shining is definitely up there!
#boobooks 🎃👻💀🦇

monalyisha We're the same, you & I! 💞 2y
JackOBotts @monalyisha 🙌🏼💜 2y
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Best Palahniuk book cover ever! I love mine! I took this on my closet lol

That-Bookish-Hiker This was the last book I read of his because there is one story that made me so sick to my stomach that i had to stop reading the book for awhile. I love his stuff but just had to take a break lol. 2y
dragondrool I had my copy for almost two year before I flicked off the light one night andfound out it was a glow-in-the-dark. 2y
JoeStalksBeck @That-Bookish-Hiker I bet it was GUTS lol 2y
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JoeStalksBeck @dragondrool lol! It‘s awesome though! 2y
dragondrool Yep. It is awesome. 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker @JoeStalksBeck yep that was the one lol. 2y
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"This story should last about as long as you can hold your breath."

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Looky what came in today! My mini prize from #chatacters2017! I haven't opened it yet. Got a late night shift so I'm waiting as a surprise for after work! Super excited! #muchlove #litsymail @LibrarianRyan

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#sleepwiththelightson #splashintosummerreads

Got to love a glow-in-the-dark cover on a Palahnuik book! 😱

Read4life Wow 3y
vivastory This & Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore (another glow in the dark) are on my bedside table. 3y
Jabberwocky COOL! 3y
dragondrool I had my copy for almost two years before I noticed d it glows. 3y
nosferatoos I have had this book for so long and I didn't know it glowed 😮 3y
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If you can stomach a book that goes into some rather gory details, then I highly recommend Chuck Palahniuk's Haunted. Just... maybe don't read it before bed. #WhatToRead #booklover #horror #adult #fiction

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Gross. Perverted. Disgusting. Nauseating for the sake of shocking the reader. NOPE NOPE NOPE 👎 #canteven #junebookbugs

the_hibernator I gave up on this author a while ago. Loved Fight Club. Appreciated Lullaby. But those were enough for me, because he went too much for the shock factor as time went on. 3y
merelybookish I have never read him but your review confirms what I've generally assumed. 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @merelybookish Maybe his other books are okay? But this one - RUN. 3y
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JazzFeathers That's a shame. I thought Fight Club was an awesome book. So different and inventive. And kind of shocking, though in a positive way. 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @JazzFeathers Still interested in reading Fight Club - Ive heard good things. I just shouldn't have started with this one. Or picked it up ever, really. 😂 3y
bitterbear The first story in this was gruesome... There was one story I really enjoyed.. It had something to do with snow... 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @bitterbear I didn't make it that far 😝 3y
bitterbear @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Lol I don't blame you. 3y
HotMessJess Ah! This is on my TBR pile! Gruesome doesn't really get at me too bad!!! 3y
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"I wish my mom would put down that book and pet me"

vivastory But it is such a great book... 3y
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Isn't this the creepiest book cover ever? And the durn thing GLOWS IN THE DARK. Yep, noticed that last night as it sat by my bed 😳😳 #weird #creepybook

Alfoster Yikes!!😂😂😂😳😀 3y
mcipher Creepy!! I'm sure that was a bit unsettling when you were trying to sleep. 😱 3y
melbeautyandbooks No way! That's creepy! 3y
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vivastory I'm going to dig out my copy tonight & test it out. 3y
Reggie Have you read the first story yet about the busdriver? My favorite is the second,I think, about the Indian hitmen reflexologists. Lolololol this book is my favorite of his. 3y
howlinglibraries I bought this book years ago but it went straight on my shelf at the time, and it wasn't until months later that I started reading it. Fell asleep with it at the foot of the bed and woke in in the dead of night to find it staring at me and I almost died. 😂 3y
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Thrift store book haul!

TobeyTheScavengerMonk That is a quality stack. 3y
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""It's not a matter of right and wrong," Mr. Whittier would say. Really, there is no wrong. Not in our own minds. Our own reality."

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We piss and moan, but we appreciate God kicking us out of Eden. We love our trials. Adore our enemies.

JoeStalksBeck Adore Palahniuk 3y
kricheal @GoodallBookHaul Same here. Diary and Invisible Monsters are my favorite of his. 3y
JoeStalksBeck Mine are Rant and Survivor😃 3y
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My most recent #audiobook. This is quite the wild ride and not for the squeamish! The narrators are pretty good, but I almost wish I had chosen a print version of this. The format of the book--a frame story with several poems and short stories within--is a bit hard to follow as an audio book.