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Anchor, Aug 26, 2008 - Fiction - 293 pages
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Soon to be a major motion picture, "Choke" is the story of a man's need to pay for elder care for his mother. His solution is an ingenious scam: he pretends to choke on his food in upscale restaurants, allowing himself to be saved by diners who, feeling responsible, go on to send checks to support him.

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User Review  - Kristelh - LibraryThing

The author's style: employs his trademark literary devise – repetition of set phrases – to humorous effect. He mixes medical information and sexual deviant information throughout the book. The book is ... Read full review

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User Review  - benuathanasia - LibraryThing

In my younger and more vulnerable years (i.e. when I was young, stupid and immature), I rather enjoyed Palahniuk's writing. Now I see it for what it is - shock for the sake of shock. It's no different ... Read full review


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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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