Recommended books by Chuck Palahniuk

Excerpt from a Wikipedia search for 'Chuck Palahniuk'

Charles Michael Palahniuk () (born February 21, 1962) is an American novelist and freelance journalist, who describes his work as "transgressional" fiction. He is the author of the award-winning novel Fight Club, which also was made into a popular film of the same name.

read more

Showing books 1 to 10

Product picture for Adjustment Day: A Novel by Chuck Palahniuk
Book › Hardcover
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...
Book cover from Fight Club: A Novel by Chuck Palahniuk
Book › Paperback
The first rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club.

In his debut novel, Chuck Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation's most visionary satirist. 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 boxing matches in the basement of bars. There two men fight "as long as they have to." A gloriously original work that exposes what is at the core of our modern world.
Book cover from Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
Book › Paperback
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...
Book cover from Haunted: A Novel by Chuck Palahniuk
Book › Paperback
Chuck Palahniuk (born 1962) is an American writer and journalist. He was born in Pasco, Washington. His best-known book is the bestselling novel Fight Club (1996), the book that was later made into a film with Brad Pitt in the lead role. With Haunted he wrote a true modern horror classic.

In Haunted 18 people respond to an advertisement and end up spending three months in an abandoned theater to write a masterpiece. Soon there is no electricity, water or food. They tell each other...
Book cover from Fight Club 2 (Graphic Novel) by Chuck Palahniuk
Book › Paperback
Fight Club 2 is available exclusively as a Graphic Novel!

Some imaginary friends never go away . . .

Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, he lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife. Pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won't last long, the wife has seen to that. He's back where he started, but this go-round he's got more at stake than his own life.The time has arrived . . .Rize or Die.
 
New York Times bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk and acclaimed artist Cameron...
Book cover from Damned by Chuck Palahniuk
Book › Paperback
“As gleefully, vividly, hilariously obscene as you'd expect. . . . Irreverent and hugely entertaining." —NPR

From the bestselling author of Fight Club comes a dark and brilliant satire about adolescence, Hell, and the Devil.  
 
Madison is the thirteen-year-old daughter of a narcissistic film star and a billionaire. Abandoned at her Swiss boarding school over Christmas, she dies over the holiday, presumably of a marijuana overdose. The last thing she remembers is...
Book cover from Make Something Up: Stories You Cant Unread by Chuck Palahniuk
Book › Paperback
Chuck Palahniuk, literature's favorite transgressive author, gives us twenty-one stories and one novella in Make Something Up, a compilation that disturbs and delights in equal measure. In "Expedition," fans will be thrilled to find to see a side of Tyler Durden never seen before in a precursor story to Fight Club. And in other stories, the absurdity of both life and death are on full display: in "Zombies," the best and brightest of a high school prep school become tragically addicted to...
Book cover from Invisible Monsters: A Novel by Chuck Palahniuk
Book › Paperback
Love, betrayal, petty larceny, and high fashion fuel this deliciously comic novel from the author of Fight Club. 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 that she exists. Enter Brandy Alexander, Queen Supreme, one operation away from becoming a...
Book cover from Legacy: An Off-Color Novella for You to Color by Chuck Palahniuk
Book › Hardcover
In his first long-form fiction since Beautiful You in 2014, the author of Fight Club and Choke delivers another biting social satire in this riches-to-rags novella! This hardcover edition features beautiful colorable illustrations by Steve Morris (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), who worked on Palahnuik's Bait: Off-Color Stories for You to Color, and Mike Norton (Revival, Battlepug), with a cover by another Bait collaborator, Duncan Fegredo (Hellboy). Legacy is sure to engage readers with...
Book cover from Doomed by Chuck Palahniuk
Book › Paperback
Welcome to Purgatory. Chuck Palahniuk style. 

After a botched Halloween ritual, Madison Spencer, the snarkiest dead girl in the universe, finds herself trapped in Purgatory, otherwise known as Earth. The upside: she is no longer subject to physical limitations (she can pass through doors and walls). The downside: well, she's still dead. Her first stop is her parents' luxurious apartment, where she encounters her grandmother ghost. For Madison, the encounter triggers memories of the...