History YMMV / ChuckPalahniuk

7th Nov '17 6:46:48 PM PaulA
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Many fans of ''Film/FightClub'' have never even heard of the book it was based on. Even Chuck prefers the movie, particularly its ending.



* {{Squick}}: ''Rant'''s protagonist ends up [[spoiler: slipping out of the time-stream, becoming his own foster father, then slipping further and becoming a Historian.]] He then proceeds to [[spoiler: become every single male in]] his genetic line.
** ''Literature/{{Haunted 2005}}'' contains, among other lovely things, the very detailed and extended description of the rotting of a corpse.
** In ''Pygmy'' [[spoiler: the main character for whom the book is named anally rapes his foster brother's bully.]]
*** [[spoiler: But it goes a step further when the Bully discovers his repressed homosexuality. Pygmy insists it is just Stockholm Syndrome, and that he has no feelings for the bully. Distraught, he engages in a school shooting at the Model U.N]]
** The short story "Guts." There just isn't enough BrainBleach.
*** Really, "Guts" might not be the worst one out of ''Haunted''.
** The end of ''Snuff'' is pretty nasty too.
*** Details: [[spoiler: Porn star attempts to go OutWithABang during a record-breaking gang-bang; nearly succeeds. Paramedics are present, defibrillator is used; porn star and ex-lover wind up ''electrically soldered together mid-coitus''.]]
* ToughActToFollow: You'll notice that rather a lot of the reviews printed on the covers of his books will say things like "His best book since ''Literature/FightClub''" or whatever.

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* {{Squick}}: ''Rant'''s protagonist ends up [[spoiler: slipping out of the time-stream, becoming his own foster father, then slipping further and becoming a Historian.]] He then proceeds to [[spoiler: become every single male in]] his genetic line.
** ''Literature/{{Haunted 2005}}'' contains, among other lovely things, the very detailed and extended description of the rotting of a corpse.
** In ''Pygmy'' [[spoiler: the main character for whom the book is named anally rapes his foster brother's bully.]]
*** [[spoiler: But it goes a step further when the Bully discovers his repressed homosexuality. Pygmy insists it is just Stockholm Syndrome, and that he has no feelings for the bully. Distraught, he engages in a school shooting at the Model U.N]]
** The short story "Guts." There just isn't enough BrainBleach.
*** Really, "Guts" might not be the worst one out of ''Haunted''.
**
The end of ''Snuff'' is pretty nasty too.
*** Details:
-- [[spoiler: Porn star attempts to go OutWithABang during a record-breaking gang-bang; nearly succeeds. Paramedics are present, defibrillator is used; porn star and ex-lover wind up ''electrically soldered together mid-coitus''.]]
* ToughActToFollow: You'll notice that rather a lot of the reviews printed on the covers of his books will say things like "His best book since ''Literature/FightClub''" or whatever.
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18th Jan '17 4:52:20 PM SbenLives
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* HoYay: Male-Male friendships are often center stage, and in several works there's a level of sexual tension that's very hard to debate. [[spoiler: Chalk it up to the fact that until fairly recently Palahniuk was not publicly out. He is now out, but does not tend to publicly discuss his sexuality, possibly to avoid making it an issue with his fanbase.]]

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* HoYay: Male-Male friendships are often center stage, and in several works there's a level of sexual tension that's very hard to debate. [[spoiler: Chalk it up to the fact that until fairly recently Palahniuk was not publicly out. He is now out, but does not tend to publicly discuss his sexuality, possibly to avoid making it an issue with his fanbase.]]
8th Feb '15 6:53:01 AM MasterNecromancer
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* AdaptationDisplacement - Many fans of ''Film/FightClub'' have never even heard of the book it was based on. Even Chuck prefers the movie, particularly its ending.

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* AdaptationDisplacement - AdaptationDisplacement: Many fans of ''Film/FightClub'' have never even heard of the book it was based on. Even Chuck prefers the movie, particularly its ending.



* {{Squick}} - ''Rant'''s protagonist ends up [[spoiler: slipping out of the time-stream, becoming his own foster father, then slipping further and becoming a Historian.]] He then proceeds to [[spoiler: become every single male in]] his genetic line.

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* {{Squick}} - {{Squick}}: ''Rant'''s protagonist ends up [[spoiler: slipping out of the time-stream, becoming his own foster father, then slipping further and becoming a Historian.]] He then proceeds to [[spoiler: become every single male in]] his genetic line.
27th Aug '14 5:11:07 AM 1upmushroom
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming: Romance. True, it still has that Palahniuck charm like the *ahem*, "puppet show", it surprisingly has a genuinely touching relationship between the narrator and Brit.

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* CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming: Romance. True, it still has that Palahniuck Palahniuk charm like the *ahem*, "puppet show", it surprisingly has a genuinely touching relationship between the narrator and Brit.
27th Aug '14 5:10:49 AM 1upmushroom
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming: Romance. True, it still has that Palahniuck charm like the *ahem*, "puppet show", it surprisingly has a genuinely touching relationship between the narrator and Brit.
2nd Jun '14 10:44:12 AM ManCalledTrue
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* AdaptationDisplacement - Many fans of ''Film/FightClub'' have never even heard of the book it was based on.

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* AdaptationDisplacement - Many fans of ''Film/FightClub'' have never even heard of the book it was based on. Even Chuck prefers the movie, particularly its ending.
11th Apr '14 12:10:17 PM Aiguille
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* AdaptationDisplacement - Many fans of ''FightClub'' have never even heard of the book it was based on.

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* AdaptationDisplacement - Many fans of ''FightClub'' ''Film/FightClub'' have never even heard of the book it was based on.



* ToughActToFollow: You'll notice that rather a lot of the reviews printed on the covers of his books will say things like "His best book since ''FightClub''" or whatever.

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* ToughActToFollow: You'll notice that rather a lot of the reviews printed on the covers of his books will say things like "His best book since ''FightClub''" ''Literature/FightClub''" or whatever.
1st Feb '14 3:05:50 PM Tehrannotaur
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: A common complaint of most of his work.
12th Oct '13 7:36:26 PM Austin
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* BeigeProse - Readers may find Palahniuk's terse style honest or lazy or anywhere in between.



* StrictlyFormula: To some, Palahniuk constantly writing snarky protagonists can get fairly grating, case in point Haunted, in which every character has the same tone of voice.
25th Jun '12 4:27:45 PM Folamh3
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* ToughActToFollow: You'll notice that rather a lot of the reviews printed on the covers of his books will say things like "His best book since ''FightClub''" or whatever.

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* ToughActToFollow: You'll notice that rather a lot of the reviews printed on the covers of his books will say things like "His best book since ''FightClub''" or whatever.whatever.
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