Over the years we've received some great Chuck Palahniuk inspired artwork from fans. Banners, portraits, and of course book covers. But it's the fans that go the extra mile and actually design the entire dust jacket of their favorite Palahniuk book, that light me up. Here are three by Ben Perry, as well as an explanation from the designer below.
In the past two days our Twitter feed (@chuckpalahniuk) has exploded with a breaking story coming out of Turkey. It seems The Istanbul Prosecutor’s Office has opened an investigation into the book Snuff and is calling for all copies to be confiscated. Here's more:
The Istanbul Press Prosecution sent a notice which includes a report from the Council for Protecting Minors from Explicit Publications to Ayrıntı Publishing. In the notice, the novel is accused of “abusing sexual instincts” and “incompliance with moral norms.”
Ayrıntı Publishing, the publishers behind the Turkish translation of Snuff, are defending the book in their testimony. Editor Abdullah Yılmaz though, thinks there is a bigger issue at the heart of this matter:
“Sexuality is a matter that is related to any kind of social structures, including culture and religion,” said Yılmaz, adding that even violence against women occurred because of sexual problems.
Italian Book Covers: Tell-All, Pygmy, Snuff, Stranger Than Fiction, Fugitives & Refugees, Diary, Choke, I. Monsters & Survivor
Continuing our trend from last week of showcasing some of the coolest international Chuck Palahniuk covers, let's take a look at some of the recent selections from Italy. In my opinion, Italy has long had some of the more stylish and unique covers for Chuck's books. Unlike a lot of other countries who just use a slight variation of the U.S. cover, Italy's usually stand out on their own. I'll even forgive them for mucking up my dedication in Lullaby, seen here as 'Tennis Widmyer.' Sighs.
Props to Michele Ponte for sending us some of these.
See more in our Book Covers Gallery.
Czech Republic Book Covers: Fight Club, Survivor, Invisible Monsters, Choke, Lullaby, Diary, Haunted, Pygmy & Snuff
Dayuuuuuuum, Brazil ain't got NOTHING on the Czech Republic. These are some of the coolest international Palahniuk covers I've seen in a while.
Props to 'Petra' for these ones. Check out more of these in our Book Covers Gallery, and if you have some that you don't see represented on our site, send them to us at submissions @ chuckpalahniuk. net.
I don't know about you, but that's one of the most different Invisible Monsters covers I've seen yet. Props to 'Odio' for sending these along.
Check out more of these in our Book Covers Gallery. And as always, if you have a great international book cover for one of Chuck's books that you don't see on our site already, send them our way at Submissions @ chuckpalahniuk.net.
In the last three years we've seen first Haunted then Rant and then Invisible Monsters all have their movie rights optioned. To date there doesn't seem to be any substantial progress on any of those projects. So I tend to not get my hopes up too much whenever another book advances to this first stage towards becoming a motion picture. Still, the tiny fanboy in me always gets a little excited by the prospect of seeing another one of Chuck's books up on the big screen. So I will always diligently champion and help foster buzz on these projects as they start this near-impossible task of getting a production greenlight.
This time the movie being developed is for Snuff, Chuck Palahniuk's 2008 novel about porn star Cassie Wright and the largest attempted gang-bang ever to be recorded on screen. The rights have been optioned by French filmmaker Fabien Martorell. Fabien is an award winning director who recently moved to Los Angeles. He directed the feature-length documentary TROMATIZED, MEET LLOYD KAUFMAN and has two other feature scripts in development. read more »
As you can see, I'm making up for a lot of backlogged News updates today. Hopefully you're getting a thrill out of this much news in one day.
This one's a specialty though. Warren Etheridge, of The Warren Report, had the pleasure of interviewing Chuck, as he came through Seattle this year promoting 'Snuff'.
This was recorded from Borders 1, while in Ann Arbor, MI, for Chuck's 'Snuff' tour. Chuck explains how to prevent stock shrinkage by teaching fans the best books to steal! Hysterical.
UPDATE: You can pre-order signed copies of all of Chuck’s books on our site and view the event live on STRAND TV www.strandbooks.com/tv.
You'll remember that Chuck had to cancel his stop in New York last minute for his recently ended 'Snuff' tour. You'll also remember that Chuck promised his fans he would make it up to them as soon as he could. Well, that day has come.
Chuck Palahniuk at The Strand (NYC)
August 30th, 1pm
*Event is limited to 125 people.
**Tickets have to be purchased, but this guarantees a signed copy of SNUFF (like they did last year with RANT)
Purchase Tickets Here!
Tickets include a personalized copy of SNUFF and a Strand tote bag. Also, Todd has requested that the fans are able to also have two other Chuck Palahniuk books signed, that don't have to be bought at The Strand.
The events coordinator at The Strand was going to send out a big eblast to their newsletter tomorrow morning at 8am, announcing the event and ticket info. But Chuck's publicist asked her to wait until Saturday so we could give you all the news first.
UPDATE: Here is the website for the event with more info!
It seems Chuck is doing a reading event in Seattle tomorrow (Tuesday) night at the University of Washington.
Tuesday night, July 29th
7 pm at Kane Hall
The University of Washington campus
The event is free, but limited tickets are available at the University Bookstore. (I'm not sure what that means exactly). I'm in contact with the woman planning the event now, so I'll try and post more details as they become available to me. read more »