Haunted

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Anchor Books, 2006 - Fiction - 411 pages
118 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  - BenKline - LibraryThing

Ugh, this was a major slog-fest to get through, and I barely did (if it wasn't my OCD for never finishing a book I start). I just couldn't relate to a single character, or the "storyline premise ... Read full review

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User Review  - CarmenMilligan - LibraryThing

To say that I read this book is not true; however, I did read all that I am going to read in it. And it damaged me. I was glad to get rid of this one and its bad vibes. Gross is not entertaining. It's just gross. I would NEVER recommend this to anyone. 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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