Survivor : A Novel
13 journalers for this copy...
This is a very creepy story; Palahniuk is such a fantastic author! If you're a Palahniuk fan you'll love this one too and if you enjoyed the movie 'Fight Club' you really should read some of his books!!!!
Note: My cover art is different than in the picture...not sure if that makes a difference, but I just thought I'd post that....
Journal Entry 2
at on Friday, September 30, 2005
Released 13 yrs ago (9/30/2005 UTC) at
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Sent to Funsour as a RABCK! Please keep this book traveling - it wants to see the world!
liked all of chuck's other works(choke is best-diary worst i've seen read so far and invis monsters beats up fight club in the middle...oh and haunted is excellent too)
looking forward to reading this after 2 rings i'm on
and will keep it moving
such a cool surprise
Fun read...not as good as Choke by the same author, but better than a few of his others
After reading Under the Banner of Heaven and Zion's Darkness this is a light read (because of it being fictional)
Am going to continue this book's journey-either as a RABCK or a bookray.
This list for this bookray is as follows:
BenjyMouse (New Zealand)
thanks for the interest and enjoy
**edit December 16, 2005**this was released in november and has not shown up on the radar yet...may have gone surface but there is only one barge out of Fort Severn Ontario and it's in september ;)
there is a winter road March-May too
really i sent through canada post so it should have flownas far as ThunderBay
Book has arrived in the UK Yippee!! Welcome to the United Kingdom in time for Christmas. Just to let you know that it arrived safe and well in good spirits. It was posted Surface Mail and the time it took was about average (6-8 weeks)So Canada Post did a good job. TBR as soon as possible and posted on in the New Year to the next on the list. Thanks Funsour for getting it over here.
I have found myself sliding to a stop reading this. I can't just get into it as easily as Fight Club, maybe I'm not in the mood and will try again sometime if I see another copy. Posting on to Xanth-pup Friday 6th January 2nd Class.
Received today from Sterile. Opened it for a quick read while making a cuppa, and I think I am going to love it!
I was right - I do love this book! This is the first Palahniuk I have read, and will definately be seeking more.
The story starts in a plane over the Australian Outback, with Tender Branson telling his life story to the flight recorder and waiting to crash. I had no idea what to expect at any stage of this book - it just kept surprising me with bizarre twists. The writing is fresh and vibrant, and in a unique style (which for some reason reminded me of Irvine Welsh - but probably just because he does write so uniquely).
Loved it - will pass it on this weekend.
Finally sending this off to WhiteDwarfStar today. Sorry for hanging on to it for so long.
Much expected Survivor arrived earlier in the day. Warm thanks to Xanthe-pup for sending the book, to funsour for organizing the bookray, and last but not least - to Breeze144, who decided to share it with us.
Contains useful tips on housekeeping and etiquette
Flying to BenjyMouse.
Wow...this is the third bookring to arrive in the space of 3 days. It looks good though, and I will get to it ASAP.
Excellent novel, and a rather scathing satire on the evangelism industry.
Also full of great household tips. ;)
Unfortunately, BC tells me that cicakgirl does not exist, so I'm skipping to Karenlea, and mailing it off today.
Caught!!! I will be able to start this book by the weekend. Thank You!!!
Creepy story, I liked the ending. It caught me off guard. I was really into the plot and characters in the beggining, but I started to loose interest with the last hundred pages. Overall, I still enjoyed it and I cannot wait to read more of his books.
I will have it in the mail either tomorrow or Wednesday.
Thank you for sharing!!!
Received this weekend and I'll be starting on it as soon as I finish a current bookray. Thanks for sending!
Well, I had just about given up on Palahniuk altogether after reading DIARY and LULLABY, but SURVIVOR, I liked it. A lot. I'm going to read CHOKE next, and will remove Palahniuk from the "Everyone Likes Him But Me" list.
Have PM'd KarinAlyssa and will send it out right away.
Received today, thanks to tbekcross and FunSour for sharing it accross the world. As I'm the last participant in this ray, I will let this one sit in the TBR for a while but not too long before it can travel again as Breeze144 wished last year.
- Reserved for Red-Brat for the Everybook VBB
Journal Entry 20
by Mail in BookRelay.Com, Bookrelay -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, May 24, 2007
Released 11 yrs ago (5/24/2007 UTC) at by Mail in BookRelay.Com, Bookrelay -- Controlled Releases
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old VBB to redhot-brat, enjoy !
I read this book last year and all I remember is that I enjoyed it a lot ! It was my first Chuck Palahniuk and it inspired me to read more of his books.
Received today. I've heard such great thing's about this author's books I've been dying to try them. Thanks much Karine for sending this. I'll be sure to pass it along when I'm done with it.
Sending to Geishabird as part of her package for being the November Indecisive.
Wow, I'm the latest keeper of this very well-travelled book...thanks brat and all previous readers for sending it my way! I've read and enjoyed a couple of Palahniuk's books and this one sounds extremely interesting.
Yowzah, what a nasty little book...but I mean that as a compliment, of course. Manic and disturbing and extremely lively. Remarkably easy to read, despite the unpleasantness - at times I had to force myself to slow down. There's a kinetic, jerky quality to the writing that is very easy on the brain. As outrageous as the storyline was, it came across as completely believable, even Fertility's omniscience, which I thought was incorporated very well - a difficult thing to handle without it becoming a cheap deus ex machina.
Very good read. I liked it better than Diary but I think Lullaby is still my favourite, although this is probably a close second. Must remember to try out some of Tender's stain removal tips...
This book will be heading out shortly to its next port of call, down under to lmn60, who claimed it in the Raiding Bookshelves Swap at BookObsessed.com. Hope you enjoy it.
What a well travelled book this is! It'll have a little rest on Mt TBR for a while and then I'll make sure it continues its journey....
Journal Entry 27
Spotswood, Victoria Australia on Saturday, February 03, 2018
Horribly embarrassed to realise how long this one sat on Mt TBR - and equally embarrassed to admit that I actually read this one last year but forgot to journal it! The dementia is strong in this one.... :(
I have come late to Palahniuk but have become a confirmed fan. I particularly like the 'evil' nature of this one - and found myself chortling in wicked fun at the misadventures of poor Tender Branson. I think I must be a very nasty person!
Will take this along to the next bookcrossing meetup in hopes I can find a new convert to the cult of Palahniuk.
Journal Entry 28
Arbory Bar and Eatery in Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Sunday, February 25, 2018
Released 9 mos ago (2/25/2018 UTC) at Arbory Bar and Eatery in Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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To the finder of this book:
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Journal Entry 29
Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Sunday, February 25, 2018
Crikey this book certainly has done the rounds! I feel the brunt of the responsibility to keep it going. lmn60 has been working on me for some time about Palahniuk and she is generally right ;-) but I figure that maybe I should start with Fight Club, which she passed to me quite some time ago. So this one will probably sit on Mt TBR for some time...safe at my house.