Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories

by Chuck Palahniuk | Other |
ISBN: 0385504489 Global Overview for this book
Registered by brewski of Markham, Ontario Canada on 9/26/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by brewski from Markham, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, September 26, 2006
From the Back Cover

"Full of wonderful moments...Palahniuk's voice is so distinctive and intimate--he writes as though he is recounting a great story to a close friend." --Los Angeles Times

"Step into Palahniuk's dark worldview and watch for what crawls out. These stories are true to him and no one else." --The Oregonian

“One of the oddest and most oddly compelling collections to come along for some time.” —The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“In Chuck Palahniuk’s world, the ride is fast, often disturbing, and there is never any holding back.” —The New Orleans Times-Picayune

“Eccentric, idiosyncratic, and often entertaining.” —The Onion

"Priceless grace notes from an exceptionally droll and sharp-eyed observer." --The New York Times

“Rarely does a collection of essays continually resonate with a main theme and accumulate a weight that would lead you to call it a great book. . . . This is a pretty great book.” —The Seattle Times

"The book's lurid appeal rests largely on being let in on Palahniuk's secrets, the raw material for much of his fiction. . . . Acts that give spice to his novels are made more menacing when encountered in the real world." --Black Book

Journal Entry 2 by brewski from Markham, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Reserved for freelunch for the "International Reverse Wishlist Relay"

Journal Entry 3 by brewski from Markham, Ontario Canada on Friday, October 12, 2007
The first thing that I noticed when I cracked this book open was that the first story was titled "Testy Festy". When the story was actually about testicles I had to laugh and was hooked on this collection of true stories.

So obviously from the first grouping of stories entitled People Together, my favorite story was "Testy Festy". It's hard to believe the things people do in the name of celebration. It sounds like a fun festival, but I am not sure whether I would want to eat bull testicles or not...

From the Portraits section, I enjoyed the "Not Chasing Amy" story and have even added a few more books to my wishlist as a result.

My favorite story in the Personal section was "Monkey Think, Monkey Do". This story boiled down some serious philosophical thinking into the succinct "Monkey Think, Monkey Do".

Journal Entry 4 by brewski from Markham, Ontario Canada on Monday, October 15, 2007
Sent via surface mail to freelunch in Australia this morning.

Journal Entry 5 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Friday, November 02, 2007
Jinkies! That was quick!!

received today, thanks brewski :oD

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