Survivor: A Novel

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1999 - Fiction - 289 pages
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Tender Branson -- last surviving member of the so-called "Creedish Death Cult" -- is dictating his incredible life story into the flight recorder of Flight 2039, cruising on autopilot at 39,000 feet somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. He is all alone in the plane, which will shortly reach terminal velocity and crash into the vast Australian outback. Before it does, he will unfold the tale of his journey from an obedient Creedish child and humble domestic servant to an ultra-buffed, steroid- and collagen-packed media messiah, author of a best-selling autobiography, Saved from Salvation, and the even better selling Book of Very Common Prayer (The Prayer to Delay Orgasm, The Prayer to Prevent Hair Loss, The Prayer to Silence Car Alarms). He'll even share his insight that "the only difference between suicide and martyrdom is press coverage," and deny responsibility for the Tender Branson Sensitive Materials Landfill -- a 20,000-acre repository for the nation's outdated pornography. Among other matters both bizarre and trenchant.Not since Kurt Vonnegut's Mother Night and Jerzy Kosinski's Being There has there been as black and telling a satire on the wages of fame and the bedrock lunacy of the modern world. Survivor is Chuck Palahniuk at his deadpan peak, and it marks him as a blazing talent for the new millennium.
  

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User Review  - Mikey A - Borders

Having never read Palahniuk before this book, i had no idea what i was getting myself into. within the first chapter i was greeted by characters that were as, if not more cynical about everything ... Read full review

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User Review  - wogpn - Borders

Survivor is one of Chuck’s tamer books. This book tells a lot of how we as people want to find our new savior. It is a story about a man who comes from a different way of life and is thrust in to our ... Read full review

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Chuck Palahniuk was born in Pasco, Washington on February 21, 1962. He received a BA in journalism from the University of Oregon in 1986. Before becoming a full-time author, he worked as a journalist and as a diesel mechanic. He has written numerous books including Survivor, Invisible Monsters, Lullaby, Rant, Stranger than Fiction, Tell-All, Damned, and Doomed. His book Fight Club was made into a film by director David Fincher and his book Choke was made into a film by director Clark Gregg. In 2014, his title Beautiful You made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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