Book cover from Haunted: A Novelby Chuck Palahniuk
Book cover 'Haunted: A Novel'

Haunted: A Novel

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Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk
Format: Book › Paperback all formats
Published: 04-11-2006
ISBN: 1400032822
Pages: 432
Publisher: Anchor
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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 stories to stay alive and to survive the others. Excesses like self-mutilation, murder and cannibalism are soon to follow. Meanwhile, each tells the story whereby he or she came to get their nickname, preceded by a short poem. The common thread in the whole book is a central storyteller who expresses the sentiment of the 18 persons together as a group. Chuck Palahniuk combines a very creative use of language with bizarre angles which are both sad and often downright nasty. Sharp, satirical and occasionally particularly distasteful, but also entertaining and clever.

Book description

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.

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