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* InstantDramaJustAddTracheotomy: Discussed. The protagonist frequently runs a con where he deliberately chokes on food to get strangers to perform the Heimlich on him; he is terrified that one day he'll encounter an idiot thinking of this trope coming after him with a steak knife and a ballpoint pen tube.



* InstantDramaJustAddTracheotomy: Discussed. The protagonist frequently runs a con where he deliberately chokes on food to get strangers to perform the Heimlich on him; he is terrified that one day he'll encounter an idiot thinking of this trope coming after him with a steak knife and a ballpoint pen tube.

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* InstantDramaJustAddTracheotomy: Discussed. The protagonist frequently runs a con where he deliberately chokes OneWordTitle: Named after how choking on food to get strangers to perform is a significant point of the Heimlich on him; he is terrified that one day he'll encounter an idiot thinking of this trope coming after him with a steak knife and a ballpoint pen tube.novel.



** [[spoiler: Victor accidentally kills his mother, is arrested, and is run out of town by the people who fell for his scam. Doctor Marshall turns out to be an insane patient at the nursing home, but realizes it at the books' end. Denny's building/sculpture/masterpiece is destroyed by a freak earthquake. The four main characters are left standing in the ruins.]]

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** [[spoiler: Victor accidentally kills his mother, is arrested, and is run out of town by the people who fell for his scam. Doctor Marshall turns out to be an insane patient at the nursing home, but realizes it at the books' book's end. Denny's building/sculpture/masterpiece is destroyed by a freak earthquake. The four main characters are left standing in the ruins.]]


* ComeToGawk: The colonial theme park wh3ere Victor works punishes loafing employees by making them sit in the stocks all day.

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* ComeToGawk: The colonial theme park wh3ere where Victor works punishes loafing employees by making them sit in the stocks all day.


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%%* CodeEmergency

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* CloneJesus: A major subplot involves the main character discovering that he may have been created as a clone from Jesus' foreskin.
* CodeEmergency:
** Different codes are used by a renegade mother to covertly contact her son.
** Also by the hospital looking after her... when Nurse Remington is summoned to the front desk, it probably means you have outstayed your welcome.
* ComeToGawk: The colonial theme park wh3ere Victor works punishes loafing employees by making them sit in the stocks all day.
* CreatorCameo: Chuck Palahniuk has a cameo in the film sitting next to Victor on a plane.


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* InstantDramaJustAddTracheotomy: Discussed. The protagonist frequently runs a con where he deliberately chokes on food to get strangers to perform the Heimlich on him; he is terrified that one day he'll encounter an idiot thinking of this trope coming after him with a steak knife and a ballpoint pen tube.


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* TropaholicsAnonymous: The protagonist is a sex addict who routinely picks up women at his Sexaholics Anonymous meetings.

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* NietzscheWannabe: Specifically that love/optimism/happiness is for chicks, and being stuck in a work cubical without danger or excitement means sex, masturbation and drugs are the only way to feel alive anymore.


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* StrawNihilist: Specifically that love/optimism/happiness is for chicks, and being stuck in a work cubical without danger or excitement means sex, masturbation and drugs are the only way to feel alive anymore.


* AccidentalHero: Victor

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* CloneJesus
* CodeEmergency
* FaceOnAMilkCarton
* FirstPersonSmartass: Victor
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:A nurse condescendingly refers to Paige as ''Miss'' instead of Dr., and receives a lecture as a result. The reason the nurse was talking down to someone of high authority is because Dr. Paige is a patient allowed to live in her doctor delusion. Additionally, Victor attempts to figure out which car is hers, but cannot; it's because she doesn't leave.]]

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* %%* FirstPersonSmartass: Victor
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[[spoiler:A nurse condescendingly refers to Paige as ''Miss'' instead of Dr., and receives a lecture as a result. The reason the nurse was talking down to someone of high authority is because Dr. Paige is a patient allowed to live in her doctor delusion. Additionally, Victor attempts to figure out which car is hers, but cannot; it's because she doesn't leave.]]



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* BodyHorror: Victor notes that you have to be careful in the choking business, as the last thing you want is someone clearing your windpipe ''with a steak-knife to the trachea.''
** The end of the second act. [[spoiler:One of Victor's sex partners insists on using sex toys on him, and ends up placing anal beads inside him; upon aggressively pulling them out, she notes two beads are missing, and Victor spends several chapters suffering from intestinal blockage.]]


* TomatoSurprise: [[spoiler:Victor is Jesus, and was created artificially through cells from a holy relic that was Jesus' apparent foreskin.]]

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* TomatoSurprise: TomatoSurprise:
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[[spoiler:Victor is Jesus, and was created artificially through cells from a holy relic that was Jesus' apparent foreskin.]]



* WhatNowEnding: [[spoiler: Victor accidentally kills his mother, is arrested, and is run out of town by the people who fell for his scam. Doctor Marshall turns out to be an insane patient at the nursing home, but realizes it at the books' end. Denny's building/sculpture/masterpiece is destroyed by a freak earthquake. The four main characters are left standing in the ruins.]]

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* WhatNowEnding: WhatNowEnding:
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[[spoiler: Victor accidentally kills his mother, is arrested, and is run out of town by the people who fell for his scam. Doctor Marshall turns out to be an insane patient at the nursing home, but realizes it at the books' end. Denny's building/sculpture/masterpiece is destroyed by a freak earthquake. The four main characters are left standing in the ruins.]]


* [[spoiler:CloneJesus]]

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* [[spoiler:CloneJesus]]CloneJesus



* [[spoiler:TomatoSurprise: Victor is Jesus, and was created artificially through cells from a holy relic that was Jesus' apparent foreskin.]]

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* [[spoiler:TomatoSurprise: Victor TomatoSurprise: [[spoiler:Victor is Jesus, and was created artificially through cells from a holy relic that was Jesus' apparent foreskin.]]



* [[spoiler:TheUntwist: Contrary to Tomato Surprise, Victor isn't Jesus. Paige lied to him, and his mother was a stranger that simply took him from his pushchair.]] [[invoked]]

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* [[spoiler:TheUntwist: Contrary TheUntwist: [[spoiler:Contrary to Tomato Surprise, Victor isn't Jesus. Paige lied to him, and his mother was a stranger that simply took him from his pushchair.]] [[invoked]]


** The movie has a slightly happier ending, with [[spoiler: Victor's mom still dying and Victor realizing that Paige is a mental patient, but Victor's arrest is for the "rape" one of the mental patients is constantly accusing him of performing, which he is cleared for. He finds Paige and they have loving sex in a airport bathroom]]

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** The movie has a slightly happier ending, with [[spoiler: Victor's mom still dying and Victor realizing that Paige is a mental patient, but Victor's arrest is for the "rape" one of the mental patients is constantly accusing him of performing, which he is cleared for. He finds Paige and they have loving sex in a an airport bathroom]]


''Choke '' was [[FilmOfTheBook adapted into a film]] in 2008 directed and written by Clark Gregg starring Creator/SamRockwell, Creator/AnjelicaHuston and Creator/KellyMacdonald.

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''Choke '' was [[FilmOfTheBook adapted into a film]] in 2008 directed and written by Clark Gregg Creator/ClarkGregg starring Creator/SamRockwell, Creator/AnjelicaHuston and Creator/KellyMacdonald.


''Choke '' was [[FilmOfTheBook adapted into a film]] in 2008 directed and written by Clark Gregg starring Creator/SamRockwell, Creator/AnjelicaHuston and KellyMacdonald.

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''Choke '' was [[FilmOfTheBook adapted into a film]] in 2008 directed and written by Clark Gregg starring Creator/SamRockwell, Creator/AnjelicaHuston and KellyMacdonald.
Creator/KellyMacdonald.

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* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: The film has one scene wherein Lord High Charlie, played by Clark Gregg, catches Victor (Sam Rockwell), with his pants down with "Ursula the Milkmaid's" hand on his penis. Ursula is Charlie's dream girl and so he is reasonably upset by this sight saying he can never look at her the same way again.

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* AccidentalHero

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* AccidentalHeroAccidentalHero: Victor
* AnachronicOrder: Victor's flashbacks are told out of order

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