Recently, Chuck told me about a new memoir being released called The Chronology of Water. The memoir was written by a friend and fellow workshop member of Chuck's named Lidia Yuknavitch. Being that Chelsea Cain (Heartsick...more
You know the drill, folks. Every month a new book is selected and a new moderator steps up to lead the discussion. This month, we will be reading and discussing Victoria by Knut Hamsun. Purchase 'Victoria' here!
For three years, Chuck Palahniuk contributed to our ground breaking online Writers Workshop (which he also helped conceive, btw) with 36 writing essays. These are lessons from a best-selling author on how to improve your craft as a writer... the types of lessons they teach in $...more
Somehow I missed this one. I guess I shouldn't beat myself up since Fight Club continues to become one of the most spoofed and homaged films of the past 15 years. This spoof comes by way of The Girls on Film. Here's their bio from their...more
Our favorite affiliates and friends, St. Helens Book Shop are having a very awesome and unique promotion. They have recently acquired a number of foreign language books, signed by Chuck, and they are now offering them up for sale! They are new/unread...more
Check out this awesome book cover for Invisible Monsters designed by Elyse Boutall. This was part of an art project where Elyse had to read the book and then create a book cover illustration for it. See a high res version of Elyse' design here. And...more
Georgie's Big Break is a short film directed by Andy Mingo, based on a story by Monica Drake (Clown Girl). And guess who's in it? I'll give you a hint: his name is this website. Yep, Chuck, along with a host of other local writers (Chelsea...more
For several years now, there has been an underground movement to get Invisible Monsters released in hardcover. Believe it or not, this beloved book of Chuck's is the only novel of his that was never released in this format. At the time, this was Chuck's specific wish...more
In keeping with our trend of profiling some of Chuck's international book covers, this week we look at Poland. You decide: are these covers ugly, or works of art? Click each image to be brought...more
You know the drill, folks. Every month a new book is selected and a new moderator steps up to lead the discussion. This month, we will be reading and discussing Imperial Bedrooms by Bret Easton Ellis.
Courtesy of Random House, comes the official synopsis of Chuck Palahniuk's upcoming novel Damned. What little we know about the book previously, told us that a young girl dies and goes to hell, and that Chuck was very influenced by the Young Adult...more
Great news today for all you e-readers. After years of being absent from the iBookStore, Random House has finally released their catalog. Yes, this means you can now find almost all of Chuck's books available on your iPad, iPhone or whatever Apple device you use to read books...more
The original blogger said it perfectly: "Man, I wish my high school had been this cool." Really though, I grew up in an era where the most subversive book taught in school was The Catcher in the Rye. Now don't get me wrong, I love that book. But nowadays, we get at least an email a...more
Here's a cool little gem from our Twitter feed via 'ThatDrunkViking.' It's a helpful Tyler Durden, giving sage advice on dating and relationships.
Some of my favorites:
CALL SEX LINE. ASK THE GIRL HOW HER DAY WAS, DON'T HANG UP.
HIT ON MARRIED WOMEN IN FRONT...more
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...more
Today is Chuck's birthday. Not going to tell you how old he is, but if you do some research on this site, you can find the year he was born and then do some simple math.
Now, let's hear some well wishes, folks! This man's earned it!
It's that time of year again at The Cult when we appropriate Valentine's Day (close enough) for our own celebration as book smitten fiends. That of course, means publishing our second annual Top Ten list of books from the previous year. It's not only fitting to...more
Hot damn, is this well done. Check out a great mash-up of Fight Club as cut to Florence + The Machine's song "Kiss with a Fist.' It was edited by Jeff Yorkes and is titled 'Fist Club.'
Watch the video on ...more
We're so close to the big wrap-up on on Chuck's reviews of our top workshop stories! I've got his incisive and helpful December feedback for you below, and only one more month to go before we shift gears completely to the next phase and put this anthology into print....more