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Snuff (2008)

by Chuck Palahniuk

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    Player One: What Is to Become of Us: A Novel in Five Parts by Douglas Coupland (freetrader)
    freetrader: Style very similar. Palahniuk more hilaric (not in Snuf, but in Choke e.g.), Coupland more philosophic. While reading it i was sometimes under the impression that i was reading Palahniuk. Are they the same, have they merged into one media event latley ?
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Perhaps I've just lost my taste for the grotesque, but I did not enjoy this book very much, nor did I think it said anything terribly insightful.

There is one moment of shining brilliance that made me give this book one more star than it probably deserves. On page 35, when Kid 72 describes his suburban dad and his friends constructing model train sets of prostitutes and drug dealers, Palahniuk absolutely nails the middle class fetishization of urban decay. I could read an entire book about a group of messed-up suburbanites who get off on treating the drama of the extremely disadvantaged as their own personal soap opera, driving around the hood like it's some sort of depressing zoo. I wish he had written that book instead. ( )
  brleach | Jan 26, 2015 |
I really enjoyed this book despite the subject matter. The back-stories of the characters were interesting and Palahniuk's prose often went into great detail about the minutiae of the porn industry. Having read Fight Club and Haunted, this did not surprise me. ( )
  martensgirl | Oct 24, 2014 |
The book starts out a little sillily. The prose in written form is forced and at times annoying. And sometimes you wonder why you're even reading a book about a porno film.

The book is classically Palahniuk, and is chock-full of interesting anecdotes and facts which start out as completely irrelevant.

Everything quickly comes together at the end, however, and the reader is left smiling and satisfied. ( )
  waelrammo | Sep 14, 2014 |
Bizarre, prurient, twisted, stomach-turning, and a perversion of literature; in other words, an absolute blast of a novel that delivers a money shot you'll never forget. ( )
  Birdo82 | Jul 26, 2014 |
I can't decide which Snuff is better, Chuck P's or Terry P's. ( )
  potterhead9.75 | Jan 5, 2014 |
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Duchess : Diamonds are of most value, They say, that have pass'd through most jeweller's hands.

Ferdinand: Whores, by that rule, are precious.

-John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi (I.ii)
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One dude stood all afternoon at the buffet wearing just his boxers, licking the orange dust off barbecued potato chips.
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Gang Bang is the Italian edition of Snuff.
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In the crowded greenroom of a porn-movie production, hundreds of men mill around in their boxers, awaiting their turn with the legendary Cassie Wright. An aging adult film star, Cassie Wright intends to cap her career by breaking the world record for serial fornication by having sex with 600 men on camera—one of whom may want to kill her. Told from the perspectives of Mr. 72, Mr. 137, Mr. 600, and Sheila, the talent wrangler who must keep it all under control, Snuff is a dark, wild, and lethally funny novel that brings the presence of pornography in contemporary life into the realm of literary fiction.

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A full-frontal triple-X novel that goes where no American work of fiction has gone before. A porn star intends to cap her career by breaking the record for on-screen fornication.

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