Choke: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Jul 30, 2002 - Fiction - 293 pages
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Victor Mancini, a medical-school dropout, is an antihero for our deranged times. Needing to pay elder care for his mother, Victor has devised an ingenious scam: he pretends to choke on pieces of food while dining in upscale restaurants. He then allows himself to be “saved” by fellow patrons who, feeling responsible for Victor’s life, go on to send checks to support him. When he’s not pulling this stunt, Victor cruises sexual addiction recovery workshops for action, visits his addled mom, and spends his days working at a colonial theme park. His creator, Chuck Palahniuk, is the visionary we need and the satirist we deserve.
  

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The book features patented Palahniuk plot turns. - LibraryThing
There is no happy ending or main message. - LibraryThing
I also didn't care for the multiple sex scenes. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - sageness - LibraryThing

I listened to the audiobook read by the author. Chuck Palahnuik has one of the most annoying, whiny voices ever. It's not as irritating as Fran Drescher's, but it's way worse than Woody Allen at his ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mal - Goodreads

“What I want is to be needed. What I need is to be indispensable to somebody. Who I need is somebody that will eat up all my free time, my ego, my attention. Somebody addicted to me. A mutual ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
21
Section 3
25
Section 4
35
Section 5
40
Section 6
46
Section 7
54
Section 8
64
Section 24
162
Section 25
179
Section 26
188
Section 27
196
Section 28
201
Section 29
206
Section 30
209
Section 31
218

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
75
Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
128
Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
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Section 44
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Section 45
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Slavoj Žižek
Tony Myers
Limited preview - 2003
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About the author (2002)

Chuck Palahniuk’s four other novels are the bestselling Fight Club, which was made into a film by director David Fincher, Survivor, Invisible Monsters, and Choke. He lives in Portland, Oregon.


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