Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk is a novel made up of stories: twenty-three of them, to be precise. Twenty-three of the most horrifying, hilarious, mind-blowing, stomach-churning tales you’ll ever encounter—sometimes all at once. They are told by people who have answered an ad headlined “Writers’... read more
Haunted is a novel made up of twenty-three horrifying, hilarious, and stomach churning stories. They're told by people who have answered an ad for a writers' retreat and unwittingly joined a "Survivor"-like scenario where the host witholds heat, power and food. As the... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Haunted is a novel made up of twenty-three horrifying, hilarious, and stomach churning stories. They're told by people who have answered an ad for a writers' retreat and unwittingly joined a "Survivor"-like scenario where the host witholds heat, power and food. As the storytellers grow more desperate, their tales become more extreme, and they ruthlessly plot to make themselves the hero of the reality show that will surely be made from their plight. This one of the most disturbing and outrageous books you'll ever read, one that could come only from the mind of Chuck Palahniuk.
“Yes, terrible things happen, but sometimes those terrible things- they save you.”
“You will always have some excuse not to live your life.”
In your own mind, you are always right. Every action you take—what you do or say or how you choose to appear—is automatically right the moment you act.Highlighted by 64 Kindle customers
The air will always be too filled with something. Your body too sore or tired. Your father too drunk. Your wife too cold. You will always have some excuse not to live your life.Highlighted by 61 Kindle customers
That’s the American Dream: to make your life into something you can sell.Highlighted by 52 Kindle customers
To create a race of masters from a race of slaves, Mr. Whittier said, to teach a controlled group of people how to create their own lives, Moses had to be an asshole.Highlighted by 49 Kindle customers
People in France have a phrase: “Spirit of the Stairway.” In French: Esprit d’Escalier. It means that moment when you find the answer but it’s too late.Highlighted by 47 Kindle customers
“If you love something,” says the Matchmaker, “set it free.” Just don’t be surprised if it comes back with herpes . . .Highlighted by 43 Kindle customers
“It’s the mark of a very, very young soul,” Mr. Whittier used to say, “to try and fix the world. To try and save anyone from their ration of misery.”Highlighted by 41 Kindle customers
What you have to love about drinking is, every swallow is an irrevocable decision. You charging ahead, in control of the game. It’s the same with pills, sedatives and painkillers, every swallow is a definite first step down some road.Highlighted by 41 Kindle customers
Our purest joy comes when people we envy get hurt. That most genuine form of joy. The joy you feel when a limousine turns the wrong way down a one-way street.Highlighted by 39 Kindle customers
“Until you can ignore your circumstances, and just do as you promise,” he says, “you’ll always be controlled by the world.”Highlighted by 37 Kindle customers
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