Choke: A Novel

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Anchor, 2001 - 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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A masterpiece!

User Review  - Anonymous - Borders

This book changed the way I view literature. Many people may not agree with my review, but this is just my experience of the book and you are entitled to your own opinion. First of all, I'd like to ... Read full review

Funny and Disturbing

User Review  - ayam - Borders

Awesome read! I laughed, made disgusted faces, a little saddened and weirded out. That is a lot of emotions for one book. This was my first Chuck Palahniuk book and it will not be my last. His writing ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

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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