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Survivor: A Novel by Chuck Palahniuk

Survivor: A Novel (1999)

by Chuck Palahniuk

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    jayne_charles: Both are darkly humorous takes on the modern world, media and the cult of celebrity
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    BookshelfMonstrosity: 'Survivor' and 'American Desert' are Psychological fiction and satirical fiction about Cults.
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    BookshelfMonstrosity: If you like Psychological fiction, like 'Survivor', You may also enjoy 'The other side of darkness', which shares these qualities and is also about Cults.
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A long, twisted story. Well worth the read. ( )
  Ellie.Pelto | Jul 7, 2015 |
The last survivor of a cult can predict the future and begins the book by killing himself. ( )
  areadingmachine | Jul 6, 2015 |
This edgy novel about a survivor of a religious suicide cult was very well done and entertaining. ( )
  jimocracy | Apr 18, 2015 |
I just discovered this guy. I love his absurdist sideways pov. Can't wait to read more! ( )
  imaginationzombie | Sep 28, 2014 |
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For Mike Keefe and Mike Smith.
For Shawn Grant and Heidi Weeden and Matt Palahniuk.
The agent in this book is not Edward Hibbert, who represents my work with all his humor, energy, and skill.
No one in this book is as clever as my editor, Gerry Howard.
No one anywhere is as relentless and helpful as Lois Rosenthal.
This book would not exist without the Tuesday Night Writers' Workshop at Suzy's house.
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The only difference between a suicide and a martyrdom is press coverage.
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Tender Branson — last surviving member of the so-called "Creedish Death Cult" — is dictating his incredible life story into the flight recorder of Flight 2039, cruising on autopilot at 39,000 feet somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. He is all alone in the plane, which will shortly reach terminal velocity and crash into the vast Australian outback. Before it does, he will unfold the tale of his journey from an obedient Creedish child and humble domestic servant to an ultra-buffed, steroid- and collagen-packed media messiah, author of a best-selling autobiography, Saved from Salvation, and the even better selling Book of Very Common Prayer (The Prayer to Delay Orgasm, The Prayer to Prevent Hair Loss, The Prayer to Silence Car Alarms). He'll even share his insight that "the only difference between suicide and martyrdom is press coverage," and deny responsibility for the Tender Branson Sensitive Materials Landfill — a 20,000-acre repository for the nation's outdated pornography. Among other matters both bizarre and trenchant.
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Just before committing suicide, Tender Branson dictates his life story and reveals what life was like as a member of the Creedish Death Cult.

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