My first post ever!
Hello everyone! I am a newbie and will soon upgrade my account once I get my check. I am all about writers workshops and getting better at what I like to do with my spare time.
Anyways... Here it goes!
I was introduced to Chuck like many of us through Fight Club. I had the advantage of reading the book first before seeing the movie. Despite the fact that this all occurred not even a year and a half ago. I am new to the scene. But am in no way not as enthusiastic as the next person here.
I fell in love with Chuck's dream like stream of conscious style and I sought out other books he made. Sadly I have only read one other book by him (I have invisible monsters but it's in cue after about four books ahead on my list. I'm a dork like that)
But I must say that while I loved the way Fight Club was written, I absolutely am infatuated with the whole book of Choke. I love the brash and unapologetic way he talks about sex and addiction. I also can relate to the part in which he talks about Victor pretending to choke (Well, he actually is choking) in order to receive not just money, but the much needed attention and love of others.
I related to the addiction part because I am too an addict. Not a sex addict mind you but Chuck is right, addiction, no matter the mask it wears, all centers around your dopamine system and your life becomes the chase to make your next rush.
I never had much growing up as far as doting parents and material objects so the part about him wanting to be loved hit a nerve. I have done some pretty stupid things before to get attention and it was like looking into a mirror and saying "What the fuck was I doing?"
Other things I loved about the book was his mother's completely fucked up sense of anarchy. Her child wasn't so much a human being as he was a tool to mess with the system. For someone who grew up being a much needed dependent for tax reasons and a welfare check till I was eighteen I felt like I understand Victor's resentment.
Anyways... This was dorky and I'm sorry for acting like an ass but I just really fucking love this book. And from what I've heard I will just die after reading Invisible Monsters.
I am definitely a fan of Chuck's. I can only say that about one other author seeing as I try not to hold my self to the adoration of other people whom are just as human as I am. But the guy's got talent.
That is all.
*Shields self from mean remarks coming my way*