Everyone’s favorite literary Scotsman is back, with another helping of profane characters and ridiculous situations. Welsh’s second book of shorts in almost as many years, Reheated Cabbage treats us to a batch of vintage 90’s era stories long since out of print. No more scrounging around in used bookshops and garage sales for obscure anthologies containing a scant few pages to complete your collection, they are all here in one convenient package.
On behalf of the entire staff of ChuckPalahniuk.net, we want to wish you all a Happy Holidays. We had a great year and we could not have done it without you. We also want to thank Chuck Palahniuk himself, for continuing to write great fiction and attract new fans.
One of my favorite things about running this website, is realizing, on a continuing basis, just how many people love the writing of Chuck Palahniuk. This stretches across the board from regular everyday readers, college professors, celebrities and yes, even world renown fetish models.
Masuimi Max has been a staple in the fetish photography world for several years now. She's the punk rock Dita Von Teese. The real 'Suicide Girl'. She's done stage shows, been on dozens of magazine covers, and has even had small parts in David Lynch movies. How cool is this chick!?
Well, like most cool people, she's also a fan of Chuck Palahniuk. So when I asked if she wouldn't mind us sending her one of our new 10th Anniversary 'Fight Club' shirts, she not only gobbled up the opportunity, but also agreed to model the shirt for her website IAmTrouble.com. But Masuimi went furtherand included the following blog on her site, forum, MySpace, Facebook and Twitter:
Here’s a bit of hyperbole my friends tell me I’m famous for: “primarily” sci-fi novelist Jim Munroe is the Tyler Durden of modern, “gutter” culture.
Don’t buy it? Check the facts. This is the man who got picked up from the slush pile of Rupert Murdoch’s corporate publishing giant, HarperCollins. His first novel, the hilarious Flyboy Action Figure Comes with Gasmask, a kind-of Generation X Monkeywrench Gang with superheroes, was published by HC, and considered successful enough by the moneyed bigwigs to warrant a contract for a second book.
With Christmas exactly two weeks away, now is the best time to get your orders in for one of our new Fight Club Tshirts. These shirts were designed by LA designer Kevin Tong and are completely original and unique. They come in cornflower blue and tan for Men, and just cornflower blue (for now) for Women. They are available in all sizes.
Furthermore, we are now offering great deals in our Store on other items that we have bundled together. So if you purchase the shirts with other items, such as the Chuck Palahniuk Documentary DVD or even a 1 yr Premium Membership to our site (which includes full access to our Writers' Workshop and all of Chuck's original writing essays), you will get a big discont on your order!
Our favorite affiliate, St. Helens Book Shop, is taking orders for signed Chuck Palahniuk books. As you know, St. Helens is a local book store in Oregon that Chuck visits rather frequently. While there, he not only signs all of their inventory, but he also fulfills personal online requests for inscribed messages on each book!
This is currently, the only way I know that fans can get signed books (to them!) from Chuck online. Besides this, you'd have to wait till he was on tour and go see him in person. This is also the perfect Christmas gift for anyone you know that might be a fan.
The bad news is, we got this information a little late, and then I took even later to post it! So the cut-off date to get your orders in, along with your custom, person inscription you'd like Chuck to make, is December 11th!
All of the instructions about how to fulfill your orders and include your personal message you'd like Chuck to inscribe on the book you order, is on the site. So don't wait!
Heads up for Workshop participants. Top Stories from July now reviewed by Chuck Palahniuk!
The Humbling, Philip Roth’s thirtieth novel, is a book, but it isn't a great one. How it fits into the enormous Rothian corpus is a question worth asking, because the novel is resolutely ambiguous and resistant to classification. On the one hand, it is typical of Roth’s work: despair, ageing and sex are the three Big Ideas explored in The Humbling, as they have been for decades in his other, better novels. On the other hand, it’s thoroughly uneven and almost self-parodic in its treatment of these very Big Ideas.
Does this sound familiar? Luckily, Tyler Durden never spent any time in Peru, so we know he had nothing to do with this. All kidding aside though, this is a ghastly story. I'll let the Huffington Post take over from here:
LIMA, Peru — A gang in the remote Peruvian jungle has been killing people for their fat, police charged Thursday, draining it from their corpses and offering it on the black market for use in cosmetics. Medical experts expressed skepticism that a major market for fat might exist.
Three suspects have confessed to killing five people for their fat, said Col. Jorge Mejia, chief of Peru's anti-kidnapping police. He said the suspects, two of whom were arrested carrying bottles of liquid fat, told police it was worth $60,000 a gallon ($15,000 a liter).
Mejia said the suspects told police the fat was sold to intermediaries in Lima, the Peruvian capital. While police suspect the fat was sold to cosmetic companies in Europe, he could not confirm any sales.