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by Chuck Palahniuk | Other
Registered by marko167 of Sant Pere de Ribes, Barcelona Spain on Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by whtzin101): to be read


12 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by marko167 from Sant Pere de Ribes, Barcelona Spain on Wednesday, May 21, 2008

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"Six hundred dudes. One porn queen. A world record for the ages. A must-have movie for every discerning collector of things erotic."

"Didn't one of us on purpose set out to make a snuff movie."

Cassie Wright, porn priestess, intends to cap her legendary career by breaking the world record for serial fornication. On camera. With six hundred men. SNUFF unfolds from the perspectives of Mr. 72, Mr. 137, and Mr. 600, who await their turn on camera in a very crowded green room. This wild, lethally funny, and thoroughly researched novel brings the huge yet underacknowledged presence of pornography in contemporary life into the realm of literary fiction at last. Who else but Chuck Palahniuk would dare do such a thing? Who else could do it so well, so unflinchingly, and with such an incendiary (you might say) climax?
 


Journal Entry 2 by marko167 from Sant Pere de Ribes, Barcelona Spain on Friday, May 23, 2008

9 out of 10

His funniest by far. Read this book in a day and laughed most of the way through it. Palahniuk once again makes us look at ourselves and the society in which we live and forces us to realise what a sad and sick society we share.

Apparently he thoroughly researched the subject matter before writing this book and he has certainly brought the essence to life in this great read.

Which other author could include lines like "Do me a favour?"...."Sniff my nuts?"...."Please"..."My life depends on it." and make us feel some sympathy for the character?

Brilliant. 


Journal Entry 3 by marko167 from Sant Pere de Ribes, Barcelona Spain on Monday, July 07, 2008

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Bookray, running order:-

stubee
shimmy-crazy
starflash
franaloe
bestfriends
iliotropio
butterfly-noir
madnad
Mary-T
ThursdayN
lady-anglophile
synical
terraceWest
Happygoth
whtzin101
sunfi
Moonbeach03
lumbermoose
jennyc1230
sarahjanemc
CollegeLady
KrazyKatLaydee
Jenkazoo
supertalya
innae
Shelly-Sparkles

Please journal to acknowledge receipt, and try your best to read and send on within a month.

PS If you end up corrupted ot disgusted... that's your problem. Any complaints on these subjects will only result in further corruption and digust... I promise. ;o) 


Journal Entry 4 by wingstubeewing from Bury, Lancashire United Kingdom on Saturday, July 19, 2008

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Excellent, arrived today. I'm in the middle of another book at the moment but this will be up next. I'm very excited thanks marko167!!!! :-] 


Journal Entry 5 by wingstubeewing from Bury, Lancashire United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 23, 2008

8 out of 10

It’s been almost a year since I read Chuck Palahniuk's "Rant: The Oral History of Buster Casey", and I’d forgotten how great it is to read a Chuck Palahniuk novel, fast paced, funny, intelligent, gross, disturbed… everything I love in one tiny novel. I just couldn’t put it down and completed it on my way to work this morning.

Thanks marko167 for sharing this with me. I’ve already PM’d shimmy-crazy for an address so I’ll get this on it’s way to them once I’ve got a reply.

[sent 28/07/08] 


Journal Entry 6 by Shimmy-crazy from Finchley, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, July 31, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Arrived yesterday, have a couple of others in front of it so will read it as soon as I can 


Journal Entry 7 by Shimmy-crazy from Finchley, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, September 12, 2008

7 out of 10

Another fast paced Palahnick novel, I did enjoy it and get quite interested in all the characters but I have to say I much preferred his earlier books.

Posted off to Starflash this morning (12/09) 


Journal Entry 8 by wingstarflashwing from Crawley, West Sussex United Kingdom on Monday, September 22, 2008

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thank you, collected this when I returned to work today.

I have had 7 rings in the last six weeks, as everyone else has completed their holiday reading and they are passing their books on! This one has 1 1/2 ahead of it, so i will get to it aas soon as I can.

31.10.08 Marko, PMd you re a short delay with this book-let me know if thats a problem.
16.10-started this and PMd next person
 


Journal Entry 9 by wingstarflashwing at A Controlled Release, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, November 22, 2008

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Apologies for holding this up-on top of receiving everyones post holiday reading at the end of August, my manager left and my collegue went on long term sick in a 3 person department-every time I picked up a book I fell asleep!

This book made my flesh crawl. The characters were revolting, you could smell and feel the dirt. It was therefore brilliantly written. Thank you for the chance to read this, I would not have picked it from the bookshelf myself. I have now discovered a new writer to enjoy. 


Journal Entry 10 by franaloe from Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Tuesday, December 23, 2008

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Arrived today, thanks! Looking forward to reading this. 


Journal Entry 11 by franaloe from Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Sunday, January 04, 2009

8 out of 10

This was the first Chuck Palahniuk book I've read, although I have two of his books waiting on my TBR-shelf...I guess I'll have to read them soon!

The book was bizar and fun. It made me wonder how the mind of Chuck Palahniuk must be to come up with a story like this. Just imagine a hall with 600 naked man with half erections, bronzer tanned, sweating, eating crisps, all waiting for 1 single woman...

Thanks for sharing! I have PMed bestfriends for her address so I can send the book on.


edit 07.01.09: Snuff is on its way to bestfriends in Belgium 


Journal Entry 12 by wingbestfriendswing from - Ergens in de provincie, Gelderland Netherlands on Friday, January 16, 2009

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in my mailbox today. I just finished reading a ringbook and I have no others waiting, so this one will be up next. 


Journal Entry 13 by wingbestfriendswing from - Ergens in de provincie, Gelderland Netherlands on Monday, January 19, 2009

5 out of 10

I joined this ray because I had never read a book by Chuck Palahniuk before. Rings and rays are ideal to try authors you don't know yet. Sometimes you are in for a surprise, sometimes for a disappointment.
Well this one belongs to the latter category. From reviews I read elsewhere, I got the impression that Snuff is not considered to be Palahniuk's best work. Maybe I should have tried one of his other bestsellers. I did not like this one at all, to say the least and that has nothing to do with it being graphic. No, I wasn't turned off by the context. I just did not like the style of writing. The story is repetitive, the characters paper-thin. From the very first few pages, you know exactly where this is going. The only reason that I did not abandon it half way was that it is short and in large font, so I did not waste too much time in which I could have read something better.

Will be sent to iliotropio today.
KTMC # 3 


Journal Entry 14 by iliotropio from Bruxelles / Brussel, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium on Friday, January 23, 2009

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Thanks to bestfriends, Snuff is now in Brussels.
I have a feeling it´s going to be a really weird read... 


Journal Entry 15 by iliotropio from Bruxelles / Brussel, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium on Saturday, September 05, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Well, I guess Palahniuk is an acquired taste (Snuff especially)...
On its way to butterfly-noir, with my apologies for taking so long to ship the book.
 


Journal Entry 16 by butterfly-noir from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Wednesday, September 16, 2009

This book has not been rated.

its here. I really enjoy pallaniuk, but I have to say I didnt fancy his latest so much (rant) so lets see how the snuffing goes 


Journal Entry 17 by Mary-T from Bruchsal, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Friday, October 09, 2009

This book has not been rated.

It arrived today and it looks like a short read... let's see - the last Palahniuk got me depressed so I didn't finish it (Diary) - now I'm interested in finding out if I like this one more.

20-October-09
Well - after trying "Diary" and now this one I wonder if Palahniuk is actually somehting for me.
Only "Choke" I enjoyed so far. Is there another one I could like more?
Snuff was nothing that keeps you reading with much interest. But ok - nice to experience even if it's really *bäääh* - but after reading half of the book, I have to agree with another JE-writer, it really gets repetitive and boring. So I really lost interest. For me this works not for a whole book length.
I have no intention to finish it while I have so many fascinating books here waiting...

Thanks for the ray anyway.

Before I ask for the next address Nachtengel88 wants to read it, too.
I will give it to her tomorrow.

23-Jan-09
Nachtengel2288 finished reading now and I already asked for the next address.
I will send it off as soon as the next address is here. 


Journal Entry 18 by ThursdayN from Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Monday, February 08, 2010

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It arrived safely today. I'll just have to finish my current book before starting with this one. Thank you, Mary-T for sending it! 


Journal Entry 19 by ThursdayN from Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Monday, February 15, 2010

5 out of 10

This was an ok read. It started out as quite interesting, but after a while it got a bit boring. Pity.

Thanks everybody for sending it around! =)
I have emailed the next participant and am now waiting for an adress.

edited:
lady-anglophile decided to pass, I have sent a new email to the next participant. 


Journal Entry 20 by ThursdayN at By mail, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, February 28, 2010

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Released 4 yrs ago (2/28/2010 UTC) at By mail, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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It's finally on it's way! Sorry for the delay. 


Journal Entry 21 by synical from Petaling Jaya, Sultanate of Selangor (Shah Alam) Malaysia on Saturday, March 13, 2010

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Just a quick JE to say that it's here in Malaysia! Will PM terraceWest for an address before I'm done :) 


Journal Entry 22 by synical from Petaling Jaya, Sultanate of Selangor (Shah Alam) Malaysia on Saturday, March 20, 2010

7 out of 10

If you're a Palahniuk fan, read this at least once.

Great premise, but the ending was a little meh.

If nothing else, you can finish this one pretty quickly.

PM-ed terraceWest twice now, but still no reply. If I don't hear anything soon, I'm going to skip on to the person after on the list.

3/24: Can I skip on to the next person now? 


Journal Entry 23 by whtzin101 from Weatherford, Texas USA on Sunday, April 25, 2010

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BC member, synical, sent this book to me from Maylasia. Her note said that she got it from Sweden. This book is really making the rounds. I have never read anything by this author, but I have a feeling that this book may be disturbing. I can take it... I read a lot of true crime books. I will post again when I have read the book, and then will send it to the next name on the ray list. This is my first time to participate in a book ray, so I am just guessing that is what I am supposed to do. 




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