J.D. Salinger, legendary author of such classics as The Catcher and the Rye and Franny and Zooey died yesterday at the age of 91 of natural causes. He was in his remote house in Cornish, NH during the time of his death, where he lived for decades in a sort of self-imposed auscultation.
Slavoj Zizek has, several times and with increasing emphasis, made it clear what he believes to be the purpose of philosophy: not to answer questions, but ask better ones. Too often this insight is ignored. Critics ceaselessly draw attention to his personal charisma, his “innovative” blend of psychoanalysis and Hegelianism, and his prolific output, all at the cost of taking him seriously as a philosopher.
We have GREAT news for fans of aclaimed horror writer Peter Straub: A DARK MATTER, Straub's first novel in six years is being released next month on February 9th!
To celebrate, Mr. Straub has kindly consented to a fan-based "interview". He will answer ten questions and if one of those questions is YOURS, you will receive a free copy of A DARK MATTER before it hits your local book store!
How this works:
Peter Straub has received numerous literary honors such as the Bram Stoker Award (several times), the World Fantasy Award, and International Horror Guild Award. He's prolific and amazing and writes some damn scary books!
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!