Choke

by Chuck Palahniuk | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0385501560 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Oldbroad of Grapeview, Washington USA on 3/20/2005
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Oldbroad from Grapeview, Washington USA on Sunday, March 20, 2005
"...a powerful and hilarious novel about love and strife between mothers and sons, the addictive power of sex, the terrors of aging, the ugle truth about historical theme parks, and much else..."

Journal Entry 2 by Oldbroad from Grapeview, Washington USA on Saturday, April 02, 2005
Postal release to sissybird in Seattle.

Journal Entry 3 by sissybird from Seattle, Washington USA on Tuesday, April 05, 2005
yay! can not wait to read this!

Journal Entry 4 by sissybird from Seattle, Washington USA on Friday, June 17, 2005
there was enough about this book (the writing style, the idea)that kept me enaged to give it a high rating. a quick fun read. pretty imaginative.

Journal Entry 5 by sissybird from Seattle, Washington USA on Tuesday, July 12, 2005
off to jenluvsbooks as part of a trade. enjoy!

Journal Entry 6 by JenLuvsBooks from Roseville, California USA on Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Received in the mail today. Looking forward to reading it. Thanks!

Journal Entry 7 by JenLuvsBooks from Roseville, California USA on Monday, August 08, 2005
What a bizarre story. The characterized were all whacked-out! I'm not sure if I liked it or not...still trying to decide.

Journal Entry 8 by JenLuvsBooks from Roseville, California USA on Sunday, September 11, 2005
Mailing off to Jare from his wishlist.

Journal Entry 9 by wingjarewing from Port Richey, Florida USA on Monday, September 26, 2005
Yipee, this came to me today!! I've been wanting to read Palahniuk for a while, thanks so much for sharing this! This sounds great!

From the inside jacket:

Victor Mancini, a dropout from medical school, has devised a complicated scam to pay for his mother's elder care: Pretend to be choking on a piece of food in a restaurant and the person who "saves you" will feel responsible for the rest of his life. Multiply that a couple of hundred times and you generate a healthy flow of checks, week in, week out. Between fake choking gigs, victor works at Colonial Dunsboro with a motley group of losers and stoners trapped in 1734, cruises sex addiction groups for action ("You put twenty sexaholics around a table night after night and don't be surprised"), and visits his mother, whose anarchic streak made his childhood a mad whirl and whose Alzheimer's disease now hides what may be the startling truth about his (possibly divine?) parentage. An antihero for our deranged times, Victor finds that his whole existence is a struggle to wrest an identity from overwhelming forces. His creator, Chuck Palahniuk is the visionary we need and the satirist we deserve.


Journal Entry 10 by wingjarewing from Port Richey, Florida USA on Thursday, February 01, 2007
Sat up late last night to finish this book! What a good book. I'm glad that I chose this as my first Palahniuk novel to read. Must say I'm hooked. Ok, so on various email lists, I have seen him referred to as PalahniYuck... and I can see why, his stuff definitely isn't for everybody. But it's for me. Love his style! The story was great, the ending was not quite what I was expecting, but in a good way. Thanks again to Jenluvsbooks for passing this on to me!

Journal Entry 11 by wingjarewing from Port Richey, Florida USA on Saturday, February 03, 2007
Something happened to my release notes, editing to make new ones

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