Well I was thinking: "crap I should get back to work.", but in regards to the novel...it was : "neato."
I read the book years ago and I thought it was just alright not great....and then I found a website: http://chuckpalahniuk.net/books/survivor/survivorending.php after highlighting the space and reading what really happened in the end....I fell sooo in love with the book.....hope it helps ya :-)
So... you needed to be told what happened at the end before you could actually enjoy it? :/
That made me laugh. :)
I thinik Chuck sat back and thought, I'll make a bundle selling this load of crap to the unsuspecting public...
Sorry - not a fan of this book at all.
What do you think happened after the novel ended?
Is this the German version of Survivor?
seems like it! interesting.
Great insight into the making of a true antihero. Also has some great household tips.
Always an artist.
I think Survivor is much better than Choke. That's my opinion, anyway. I read Survivor right after reading Fight Club, so Chuck's style was still cutting edge to me, and by the time I got around to reading Choke, I was starting to suffer from a little Palahniuk burnout. But Choke is still highly entertaining and shocking.
I thought this was far better than Choke. Choke seems to be about hanging out with those characters in pretty much the same 3 or 4 places and watching them interact with each other. There was not much action to the story, but Survivor immediately thrusts you into an interesting story, then has a little mystery to it which turns into a road traveling adventure later. Plus it has helpful etiquette tips while Choke has helpful sexual (often times deviant) tips.
So it depends a little on what you are in the mood for.
Damn, I loved this story when I read it 4 years ago..
I'm still wondering.. When will this book be made into a great movie? Who would play who? I always imagined a Ralph Fiennes-type as the main character... or even Kevin Spacey.
This was the second CP book I read andit was actually before Fight Club. And I have to say that actually liked this one more than I liked Fight Club. FC was good, don't get me wrong, this one just clicked with me more for some reson. I do agree that his books are very similar to eachother, I guess he found a system that worked for him. Has anyone else found that they kind of have to be in a certain mood to read his books? For some reason, I just can't pick up a Chuck book and read it anytime.
Survivor is much better than Choke IMO
Wow, well this was the second of Palahniuk's books that I've read and even though I loved Fight Club, I think I actually liked this boook even more. Fight Club and Survivor have similar beginings and endings though. They both begin at the end and they both end with oblivion. Even though they have definite similarities, I like the writing style a lot. Survivor has more humor in it which i liked and more suspense as well. An excellent and enjoyable read.
he doesn't die at the end. so it doesn't 'end in oblivion.' he jumps out of the plane with a parachute. ask chuck.
the definition of oblivion has nothing to do with dying... "state or fact of forgetting," from L. oblivionem (nom. oblivio) "forgetfulness," from oblivisci (pp. oblitus) "forget," originally "even out, smooth over," from ob "over" + root of levis "smooth." Oblivious is c.1450, from L. obliviosus "forgetful," from oblivio. It has lost its original sense of "no longer aware or mindful," however, and now means simply "unaware" (1862). Properly should be used with to, not of...to nothingness
my favorite book.
How come I don't see this on bookstores...