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Snuff (2008)

by Chuck Palahniuk

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    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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I can't decide which Snuff is better, Chuck P's or Terry P's. ( )
  potterhead9.75 | Jan 5, 2014 |
So I enjoyed this book more than I should have.

This book, by Chuck Palahniuk, is a dark comedy about the porn industry. When you consider it as such it becomes a lot more enjoyable. I loved the utterly broken characters, and the screwy plot progression was very entertaining to me. They weren't characters you liked. They were characters you wanted to see crash and burn.

Unfortunately, this book sucks at that. The crashing and burning that is, the climax, should I be so bold. It was stupid. I was expecting more of a bang ending, pun intended, but at the last turn it becomes a rushed mess with a bad attempt at shock value. If the ending is everything to you in a book, let me tell you you'll hate this one. If you like a decent ride up the warped lane, that's what this book is.
  OtherStoriesBooks | Dec 29, 2013 |
I can't say I didn't know ahead of time what this book was about and really, the porn aspect didn't bother me so much. I think it is to the author's credit that I felt dirty and slimy just reading this book. That being said the story itself wasn't that engaging. The setting was fine, the odd shifting of focus worked OK but the actual story wasn't good enough. ( )
  castironskillet | Aug 13, 2013 |
I loved this gritty book. Every page. I feel I must read it again, like all of Palaniuk's work. ( )
  Laurakeggg | Jul 30, 2013 |
Easily the worst Palahniuk I've read. Some have been hit-and-miss (though Rant was excellent), but this is almost all miss. ( )
  bnewcomer | Apr 2, 2013 |
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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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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0307275841, Paperback)

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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