Invisible Monsters A Novel

Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393319293
Release Date: 1999-09-17
Genre: Fiction

When a freeway "accident" leaves a beautiful fashion model disfigured and incapable of speech, she seeks to reinvent herself and her world, along with her new friend, Brandy Alexander, a transvestite who is one operation away from becoming a real woman

Invisible Monsters A Novel

Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393341423
Release Date: 2011-03-21
Genre: Fiction

"A harrowing, perverse, laugh-aloud funny rocket ride of catastrophes…Gutsy, terse and cunning, Invisible Monsters may emerge as Palahniuk’s strongest book." —Greg Berkman, Seattle Times She’s a fashion model who has everything: a boyfriend, a career, a loyal best friend. But when a sudden freeway "accident" leaves her disfigured and incapable of speech, she goes from being the beautiful center of attention to being an invisible monster, so hideous that no one will acknowledge she exists. Enter Brandy Alexander, Queen Supreme, one operation away from becoming a real woman, who will teach her that reinventing yourself means erasing your past and making up something better. And that salvation hides in the last places you’ll ever want to look.

Invisible Monsters Remix

Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393084030
Release Date: 2012-06-11
Genre: Fiction

For the first time in hardcover, an expanded, radically refashioned "director's cut" of a favorite Chuck Palahniuk novel. Injected with new material and special design elements, Invisible Monsters Remix fulfills Chuck Palahniuk’s original vision for his 1999 novel, turning a daring satire on beauty and the fashion industry into an even more wildly unique reading experience. Palahniuk’s fashion-model protagonist has it all—boyfriend, career, loyal best friend—until an accident destroys her face, her ability to speak, and her self-esteem. Enter Brandy Alexander, Queen Supreme, one operation away from becoming a bona-fide woman. Laced in are new chapters of memoir and further scenes with the book’s characters. Readers will jump between chapters, reread the book to understand the dissolve between fiction and fact, and decipher the playful book design, embarking on a ride they’ll never forget. All type irregularities in the text are intended.

Chuck Palahniuk

Author: Francisco Collado-Rodriguez
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781441174321
Release Date: 2013-08-08
Genre: Literary Criticism

From trauma to postmodernism and gender theory, this guide surveys a full range of critical perspectives on three of Palahniuk's major novels, including Fight Club.

Choke

Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 1400032709
Release Date: 2002-07-30
Genre: Fiction

Victor Mancini, a medical-school dropout, is an antihero for our deranged times. Needing to pay elder care for his mother, Victor has devised an ingenious scam: he pretends to choke on pieces of food while dining in upscale restaurants. He then allows himself to be “saved” by fellow patrons who, feeling responsible for Victor’s life, go on to send checks to support him. When he’s not pulling this stunt, Victor cruises sexual addiction recovery workshops for action, visits his addled mom, and spends his days working at a colonial theme park. His creator, Chuck Palahniuk, is the visionary we need and the satirist we deserve.

Fight Club A Novel

Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393066398
Release Date: 2005-10-17
Genre: Fiction

The first rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club. Chuck Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation’s most visionary satirist in this, his first book. Fight Club’s estranged narrator leaves his lackluster job when he comes under the thrall of Tyler Durden, an enigmatic young man who holds secret after-hours boxing matches in the basement of bars. There, two men fight "as long as they have to." This is a gloriously original work that exposes the darkness at the core of our modern world.

Doomed

Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385533157
Release Date: 2013-10-08
Genre: Fiction

Madison Spencer, the liveliest and snarkiest dead girl in the universe, continues the afterlife adventure begun in Chuck Palahniuk’s bestseller Damned. Just as that novel brought us a brilliant Hell that only he could imagine, Doomed is a dark and twisted apocalyptic vision from this provocative storyteller. The bestselling Damned chronicled Madison’s journey across the unspeakable (and really gross) landscape of the afterlife to confront the Devil himself. But her story isn’t over yet. In a series of electronic dispatches from the Great Beyond, Doomed describes the ultimate showdown between Good and Evil. After a Halloween ritual gone awry, Madison finds herself trapped in Purgatory—or, as mortals like you and I know it, Earth. She can see and hear every detail of the world she left behind, yet she’s invisible to everyone who’s still alive. Not only do people look right through her, they walk right through her as well. The upside is that, no longer subject to physical limitations, she can pass through doors and walls. Her first stop is her parents’ luxurious apartment, where she encounters the ghost of her long-deceased grandmother. For Madison, the encounter triggers memories of the awful summer she spent upstate with Nana Minnie and her grandfather, Papadaddy. As she revisits the painful truth of what transpired over those months (including a disturbing and finally fatal meeting in a rest stop’s fetid men’s room, in which . . . well, never mind), her saga of eternal damnation takes on a new and sinister meaning. Satan has had Madison in his sights from the very beginning: through her and her narcissistic celebrity parents, he plans to engineer an era of eternal damnation. For everyone. Once again, our unconventional but plucky heroine must face her fears and gather her wits for the battle of a lifetime. Dante Alighieri, watch your back; Chuck Palahniuk is gaining on you.

Lullaby

Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Knopf Group E-Books
ISBN: 9781400075577
Release Date: 2003-07-29
Genre: Fiction

Ever heard of a culling song? It’s a lullaby sung in Africa to give a painless death to the old or infirm. The lyrics of a culling song kill, whether spoken or even just thought. You can find one on page 27 of Poems and Rhymes from Around the World, an anthology that is sitting on the shelves of libraries across the country, waiting to be picked up by unsuspecting readers. Reporter Carl Streator discovers the song’s lethal nature while researching Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and before he knows it, he’s reciting the poem to anyone who bothers him. As the body count rises, Streator glimpses the potential catastrophe if someone truly malicious finds out about the song. The only answer is to find and destroy every copy of the book in the country. Accompanied by a shady real-estate agent, her Wiccan assistant, and the assistant’s truly annoying ecoterrorist boyfriend, Streator begins a desperate cross-country quest to put the culling song to rest. Written with a style and imagination that could only come from Chuck Palahniuk, Lullaby is the latest outrage from one of our most exciting writers at work today.

Haunted

Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385515839
Release Date: 2005-05-03
Genre: Fiction

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.

Adjustment Day A Novel

Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393652604
Release Date: 2018-05-01
Genre: Fiction

The author of Fight Club takes America beyond our darkest dreams in this timely satire. People pass the word only to those they trust most: Adjustment Day is coming. They’ve been reading a mysterious book and memorizing its directives. They are ready for the reckoning. Adjustment Day, the author’s first novel in four years, is an ingeniously comic work in which Chuck Palahniuk does what he does best: skewer the absurdities in our society. Smug, geriatric politicians bring the nation to the brink of a third world war in an effort to control the burgeoning population of young males; working-class men dream of burying the elites; and professors propound theories that offer students only the bleakest future. Into this dyspeptic time a blue-black book is launched carrying such wisdom as: Imagine there’s no God. There is no Heaven or Hell. There is only your son and his son and his son and the world you leave for them. The weak want you to forgo your destiny just as they’ve shirked theirs. A smile is your best bulletproof vest. When Adjustment Day arrives, it fearlessly makes real the logical conclusion of every separatist fantasy, alternative fact, and conspiracy theory lurking in the American psyche.

Tell All

Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385533179
Release Date: 2010-05-04
Genre: Fiction

The hyperactive love child of Page Six and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? caught in a tawdry love triangle with The Fan. Even Kitty Kelly will blush. Soaked, nay, marinated in the world of vintage Hollywood, Tell-All is a Sunset Boulevard–inflected homage to Old Hollywood when Bette Davis and Joan Crawford ruled the roost; a veritable Tourette’s syndrome of rat-tat-tat name-dropping, from the A-list to the Z-list; and a merciless send-up of Lillian Hellman’s habit of butchering the truth that will have Mary McCarthy cheering from the beyond. Our Thelma Ritter–ish narrator is Hazie Coogan, who for decades has tended to the outsized needs of Katherine “Miss Kathie” Kenton—veteran of multiple marriages, career comebacks, and cosmetic surgeries. But danger arrives with gentleman caller Webster Carlton Westward III, who worms his way into Miss Kathie’s heart (and boudoir). Hazie discovers that this bounder has already written a celebrity tell-all memoir foretelling Miss Kathie’s death in a forthcoming Lillian Hellman–penned musical extravaganza; as the body count mounts, Hazie must execute a plan to save Katherine Kenton for her fans—and for posterity. Tell-All is funny, subversive, and fascinatingly clever. It’s wild, it’s wicked, it’s bold-faced—it’s vintage Chuck.

Damned

Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
ISBN: 9780385671118
Release Date: 2011-10-18
Genre: Fiction

Think adolescence is hell? You have no idea... Welcome to Dante's Inferno, by way of The Breakfast Club, from the mind of American fiction's most brilliant troublemaker. "Death, like life, is what you make out of it." So says Madison, the whip-tongued 11-year-old narrator of Damned, Chuck Palahniuk's subversive homage to the young adult genre. Madison is abandoned at her Swiss boarding school over Christmas while her parents are off touting their new film projects and adopting more orphans. Over the holidays she dies of a marijuana overdose--and the next thing she knows, she's in Hell. This is the afterlife as only Chuck Palahniuk could imagine it: a twisted inferno inspired by both the most extreme and mundane of human evils, where The English Patient plays on repeat and roaming demons devour sinners limb by limb. However, underneath Madison's sad teenager affect there is still a child struggling to accept not only the events of her dysfunctional life, but also the truth about her death. For Madison, though, a more immediate source of comfort lies in the motley crew of young sinners she meets during her first days in Hell. With the help of Archer, Babette, Leonard, and Patterson, she learns to navigate Hell--and discovers that she'd rather be mortal and deluded and stupid with those she loves than perfect and alone. From the Hardcover edition.

Rant

Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 9780307371966
Release Date: 2009-02-24
Genre: Fiction

The provocative and mind-bending new novel from the bestselling author of Fight Club and Haunted. Rant takes the form of a (fictional) oral history of Buster “Rant” Casey, in which an assortment of friends, enemies, admirers, detractors, and relations have their say on this evil character, who may or may not be the most efficient serial killer of our time. Buster Casey was every small kid born in a small town, searching for real thrills in a world of video games and action/adventure movies. The high school rebel who always wins – and a childhood murderer? – Rant Casey escapes from his hometown of Middleton into the big city and becomes the leader of an urban demolition derby called Party Crashing, where, on designated nights, the participants recognize each other by dressing their cars with tin-can tails, “Just Married” toothpaste graffiti, and other refuse, then look for special markings in order to stalk and crash into each other. It’s in this violent, late-night hunting game that Casey makes three friends. And after his spectacular death, these friends gather the testimony needed to build an oral history of his short life. Their collected anecdotes explore the charges that his saliva infected hundreds and caused a silent, urban plague of rabies . . . Expect hilarity and horror, and blazing insight into the desperate and surreal contemporary human condition as only Chuck Palahniuk can deliver it. He’s the postmillennial Jonathan Swift, the man to watch to learn what’s – uh-oh – coming next. Excerpt from RANT: Wallace Boyer (Car Salesman): Like most people, I didn’t meet and talk to Rant Casey until after he was dead. That’s how it works for most celebrities, after they croak their circle of close friends just explodes. A dead celebrity can’t walk down the street without meeting a million best buddies they never met in real life. Dying was the best career move Jeff Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy ever made. . . . The way Rant Casey used to say it: Folks build a reputation by attacking you while you’re alive–or praising you after you ain’t. From the Hardcover edition.

Pygmy

Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
ISBN: 9780307373724
Release Date: 2009-09-30
Genre: Fiction

“Begins here first account of operative me, agent number 67 on arrival midwestern American airport greater _____ area. Flight _____. Date _____. Priority mission top success to complete. Code name: Operation Havoc.” Thus speaks Pygmy, one of a handful of young adults from a totalitarian state sent to the United States, disguised as exchange students, to live with typical American families and blend in, all the while planning an unspecified act of massive terrorism. Palahniuk depicts Midwestern life through the eyes of this thoroughly indoctrinated little killer, who hates Americans with a passion, in this cunning double-edged satire of a xenophobia that might, in fact, be completely justified. From the Hardcover edition.

My Invisible Monster

Author: Alex G. King
Publisher:
ISBN: 1549540025
Release Date: 2017-08-19
Genre:

The GIFT is waiting for you at the end of this book :) Reviews By Ruby Fowleron August 26, 2017___ Wow. this kids book is a brilliantly executed train wreck from beginning to end.If somebody is starting to read from this author for the first time, the first book they read of this author will always be their favorite. I have found that to be the case with many people.It was such a new approach to writing that I had never seen before.This is a great book that I'd recommend forany elementary classroom. It's great for parents and teachers. By Stevieon August 25, 2017___ This book has been my child's favourite one. I read it to her every night before going to bed. She loves it and her smile makes me happy. This book is a gift for anybody who loves to hear about the adventures from outer space and an invisible cute monster. The book starts with a tale about the monster from space and then continues. But there is always twists in every story so in this as well. Loved to have read it. Seeing further for more such story books. By Innaon August 24, 2017___ ''My Invisible Monster: a space flight'' is a story which will appeal to all children and adults. My little brother very much liked the bright illustrations in the book. Now every night he asks me to read a story about a boy and his travels. Description Little Billy is about to sleep but his desire to take off into space is just endless. He jumps into his handmade spacesuit. It seems he is completely ready now to jump up and take off into space from his bedroom. He takes a few careful steps as if he is stepping into the space and find himself on a green planet. He needs a partner to explore space but he has no friend to do it with. He starts to call through his space radio someone who can join him. Suddenly a naughty, friendly and fuzzy monster appears. Two of them are so excited! Playing and having some fun together they decide to explore the Moon and discover the secrets of space together. ''My Invisible Monster: a space flight'' is a magic story which will give an opportunity to travel in space with Billy and the Monster, discover new things and be a part of an amazing and educative space journey. This story is full of very funny, sweet scenes which will make children to laugh and enjoy the adventures of the lovely and naughty characters. The explorations will develop the imagination of children and create deep interest in exploring new things. You and your children are going to love this book. Go buy this now Simply scroll up to the top the page, and click on the yellow "buy now" button Tags:juvenile fiction,short stories,space shorts,graphic shorts,flight graphic novel,comics and graphic novels,monster graphic novel,my story,fiction short stories,fiction novels,edition,his story,comic novels,graphic novels,monster fiction,invisible monsters,space flight,magic novel,magic flight,monster comic,short shorts,short novels,juvenile,my space,my monster,a story a story,superheroes,magic magic,billy,his,his and his,fiction,invisible,novels,about,flight,comics,graphics,story,space,monster,magic,shorts,magic stories,sleeping giants,sleeping beauty,are you sleeping,monster books for kids,monster book of monster,bedtime story monster,book for kids 9-12kids books monsters,space books for kids,boys books for ages 6-8,funny books for kids,humor books