*Multiple Spoilers for all books* Chucky P's Exorcisms/Outlet
So he has stated before how his themes are sort of exorcised through writing. Like the way the identity theme was dragged out, worn out good until he wasn't having an identity problem...
"...at this point that I've become comfortable with who I am, so that theme no longer appeals to me. Plus, four books based on that! Fight Club is based on what you are not; Invisible Monsters was based on recreating yourself based on fashion and fantasy; Survivor was based on creating yourself in the face of immortality; and Choke was based on creating yourself out of a purpose, out of something that you stake your life on, that you commit to. So they're all about creating identity. But it's time to get past that."
Lullaby was his way of dealing with death. Where he stood on the death penalty and the power struggle we all have...
When it came to Diary I figure Chuck was dealing with artistic expressive issues where no matter what you write it reflects you. Everything you paint, draw, write is a diary. Or the theme of being trapped in some sort of conspiracy where when he used to live in a trailor with his mom he's now a published writer... Something like that...
Haunted was sort of like the importance of story telling. How they either use us up, or we use them up. We spend our entire lives crafting and editing our story because its all we got. So I guess this was his way of telling everyone else's stories. Or his way of living forever, becoming immortal through stroy telling. Through the stories he's told. And MAYBE a stab at the writers workshop with Tom Spanbauer.... Y'know, Tom being Mr. Whitter... :18:
With Rant he's said that he was metaphorically dealing with him getting older. He wants to be immortal through his books. And the whole, dad looks like son ordeal, where he says, "Every time I look in the mirror I see more and more of my dad."
So he exorcised those demons.
What do you guys think?
What frustration you think he was letting out on certain books?
I mean what demons is he tryna exorcise with Snuff?!