Haunted: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, May 3, 2005 - Fiction - 256 pages
140 Reviews

Haunted is a novel made up of twenty-three horrifying, hilarious, and stomach-churning stories. They’re told by people who have answered an ad for a writer’s 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 you’ll ever read, one that could only come from the mind of Chuck Palahniuk.

  

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The plot is realistic. - LibraryThing
His insight into the human psyche is thought provoking. - LibraryThing
The writing was great, too. - LibraryThing
... and I love his writing style. - LibraryThing
Palahniuk's writing will do that to you. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - earthforms - LibraryThing

I noticed a lot of people are assuming bad reviews are based on the fact the book is gross. I do feel this book is unnecessarily graphic, using shock as a gimmick at times, but the problem lies in the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lex Larson - Goodreads

Apparently working in a vet clinic for the better part of 5 years is precisely the recipe required to inure one to the effects of Palahniuk's writing. You'll see tons of "OMG SO GWOSS!!" reviews here ... Read full review

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Contents

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Page 15 - It's wax, so he figured maybe it would just melt inside him and he'd piss it out. Now his back hurts. His kidneys. He can't stand straight. This kid talking on the phone from his hospital bed, in the background you can hear bells ding, people screaming. Game shows. The X-rays show the truth, something long and thin, bent double inside his bladder. This long, thin V inside him, it's collecting all the minerals in his piss. It's getting bigger and...
Page 15 - ... this kid can't keep track of the wax. He's one good squeeze from shooting his wad when the wax isn't sticking out anymore. The thin wax rod, it's slipped inside. All the way inside. So deep inside he can't even feel the lump of it inside his piss tube. From downstairs, his mom shouts it's suppertime.

About the author (2005)

Chuck Palahniuk’s six novels are the bestselling Diary, Choke, Lullaby, Fight Club--which was made into a film by director David Fincher--Survivor, and Invisible Monsters. He is also the author of a profile of Portland, Fugitives and Refugees, and the nonfiction collection Stranger Than Fiction. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.


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