* CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming: Romance. True, it still has that Palahniuk charm like the *ahem*, "puppet show", it surprisingly has a genuinely touching relationship between the narrator and Brit.
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: A common complaint of most of his work.
* 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. 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.
* {{Squick}}: The end of ''Snuff'' -- [[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''.]]
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