Haunted

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Anchor Books, 2006 - Fiction - 411 pages
112 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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User Review  - CarlosMcRey - LibraryThing

In order to understand this book, it helps to know a little about its genesis. Haunted began its existence as a collection of short stories, but collections don't sell so well and Palahniuk wanted to ... Read full review

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User Review  - gecizzle - LibraryThing

I wouldn't call this a novel. It's a novella, at best, that creates a setting for the characters within the novella to tell their short stories. Frankly, this would have been a better book if was just ... Read full review

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Contents

Guinea Pigs
9
The Stories
12
Under Cover
28
Product Improvements
46
Think Tank
64
Trade Secrets
90
Erosion
109
For Hire
125
The Consultant
199
Voir Dire
226
Plan B
243
Anticipation
256
American Vacations
274
Evolution
294
Shortsighted
316
Absolution
330

Looking Back
138
Job Description
153
Babble
180
The Interpreter
362
Proof
384
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About the author (2006)

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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