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Choke
Choke: A Novel | Chuck Palahniuk
Victor Mancini, a medical-school dropout, is an antihero for our deranged times. Needing to pay elder care for his mother, Victor has devised an ingenious scam: he pretends to choke on pieces of food while dining in upscale restaurants. He then allows himself to be saved by fellow patrons who, feeling responsible for Victors life, go on to send checks to support him. When hes not pulling this stunt, Victor cruises sexual addiction recovery workshops for action, visits his addled mom, and spends his days working at a colonial theme park. His creator, Chuck Palahniuk, is the visionary we need and the satirist we deserve.
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CorgiBooks
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Thoroughly enjoyed Choke. A nihilistic sex addicted character study, Choke has an ensemble of delightfully horrible characters doing horrible things while putting their actions against the biggest of life‘s questions

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sprainedbrain
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Chapter 1 of this book warns you not to read it because it‘s going to piss you off and only get worse from there. Not sure what it says about me, but I liked it anyway. 😂

It‘s about a sex addict (maybe?) who gets money from strangers by pretending to choke in public places. It‘s also about his horrible mother and truly terrible childhood. It takes all the sexiness out of sex. It‘s graphic, dark, foul, unrelenting, and freaking hilarious.

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sprainedbrain Reading this book felt sort of like listening to one of those rambling, partially incoherent drunken college party conversations. Only it made sense and had a definite outline, if not really a purpose. The author‘s note and the discussion with the author at the end are awesome, and I always like to listen to authors read their own stuff. 2mo
sprainedbrain My first Palahniuk, but I‘m sure not my last. Also a #1001books selection (had to check my notes on that one lol) and this was my #BookAboutAddiction for #Booked2019. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Now, can anyone share their ideas on what exactly is wrong with me that I enjoy this sort of book? 😬🤣
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vivastory I haven't read this one, but I really liked Rant, Lullaby & Survivor. 2mo
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Meaw_catlady Interesting ! I‘m intrigued 2mo
Mynameisacolour Chuck P. Definitely is not for the faint of heart! Haunted is another pretty twisted one and I loved Rant! I started reading this one a couple years ago and had to put it down 😅 2mo
Cinfhen Chuck P is odd for sure but he can write!!! Have you read this one @britt_brooke ??? 2mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Yes, but it was just okay. He‘s super hit or miss for me. I loved Fight Club (as you know), hated Diary, hated Adjustment Day, and liked Invisible Monsters. 2mo
Reggie Honestly it‘s hard to talk about this book to people without sounding crazy because yes I love what the whole different announcements mean but my favorite part is about the rape fantasy scene. Not because it‘s about a rape fantasy but just because we can want something so much only to ruin something spontaneous by micromanaging it. I laughed so hard. Try Invisible Monsters or Haunted by him next. 2mo
sprainedbrain @Reggie oh that‘s a great observation. I think that‘s what was so funny about the whole book. Victor is irreverent about every societal norm, but so meticulous in his planning of his ‘choking‘ scheme. I think my favorite parts where his taking responsibility for all of the things the hospital women were remembering and his unchosen different identities there. And the airplane Kama Sutra. 😆 I have Haunted on my shelf! (edited) 2mo
sprainedbrain @Mynameisacolour I have Haunted! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good job! I‘ve never read any of his books. Sounds like an intense project. 2mo
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TamTracy
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Is there really a good way to review a Chuck Palahniuk book? It was weird....in a good way of course. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reggie Lol I loved this book but when you try telling someone else about it they get this look in their eye, about you, and your choices. Lol 3mo
TamTracy @Reggie Yes!!!! Exactly. 3mo
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lucifare
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I forgot to take a picture when I finished this book last week. I really wanted to give it a pick, and honestly, if I had read it at any other time in my life, I probably would have enjoyed it. Unfortunately, the person who recommended the book to me broke my heart a couple weeks ago. They said it was their favorite book in the world, so all I could do was picture him as the main character. My view was skewed from the start.

lucifare I'm definitely going to have to reread it some day down the road! 10mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hey friend! Are you still moving in April? If I send you something soon will your mail be forwarded, or do you have a new address I can send to? Thx 💌😊 10mo
lucifare @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego hello there! Yes I will be moving out at the end of April but I always forward my mail so you will be fine! I'll make sure to write my soon to be address in my next letter! 😄 10mo
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kayo
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"We've taken the world apart but we have no idea what to do with the pieces."

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Shaaaannnn
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Anything you can acquire,... is only another thing you‘ll lose.

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Shaaaannnn
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I always save so many quotes and I never share them. So I‘m going to try to share more :)

rather_be_reading cute page flags! 12mo
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Shaaaannnn
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Yay, new read!

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MishAnn
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Ok... now that I‘ve had a few minutes to process...
Everyone in this book is shady as shit. Everything that happens is over the top. He really believed he was the second coming of Christ? He really tried to swallow a ketchup bottle top to have the Heimlich maneuver done and then shits out the detached anal beads? Next time I read a Chuck book, I‘m dropping acid first so I get full crazy feel.

No, I‘m not really going to drop acid...

kricheal 😂😂😂 Chuck is the best! 1y
MishAnn @kricheal it was definitely entertaining. I just needed a mental break before trying another one of his 🤣 1y
kricheal @MishAnn My favorite of his is Diary. I've read most of his stuff there is always so many moments in his books where I'm thinking "wow did I actually just read that?!" 1y
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MishAnn
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What a damn roller coaster ride 🙃

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MishAnn
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Spooky season is upon us so let‘s terrify ourselves 😅

trioxin_sematary One of the funniest books I've read! 1y
MishAnn @trioxin_sematary I only got through two chapters last night but one line I particularly enjoyed, “it‘s s Cinderella sorry, only at midnight she turns back into a fugitive”. 1y
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Magentaolivia
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Mehso-so

He has a very distinctive tone for sure, I liked the characters in this one.

Emilymdxn Gorgeous cover 1y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻🤗🌸 1y
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HeinrichLyle
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I remember once making fun of a local film critic who had gone ahead and reviewed a movie that she had walked out of half way through. Here I am about to do the same thing. "Choke" starts strong but quickly descends into drivel and nonsense, shock for the sake of shock. I'm not easily offended, but boredom I won't tolerate. Gave up on page 168. Just started "Ask the Dust" by John Fante. Reminded me quickly what great writing is all about.

RadicalReader @HeinrichLyle congratulations on getting the first book achievement 1y
HeinrichLyle Thanks much. 1y
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TheBookAddict
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Had quite a late start to this day. I stayed up way past my bedtime last night because I couldn‘t wait to open my #mfbs box so I‘m paying for it. We just woke up in the morning to take the dogs out to handle their business and then we climbed back in bed. The pups were also very tired because they stayed up with us and aren‘t used to late nights. Enjoyed some tea and a book @JoeStalksBeck sent me in the #myfavoritebookswap box!

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Bateman
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Amazinggggg FUCK the movie!

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CaptCarlucci
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This book made me decide that I‘m not that big of a fan of this writer. This book was very bizarre, dark, and raunchy. This normally doesn‘t bother me and I can enjoy this style, but I enjoy having some kind of an ending to the story. I thought the ending was pretty weak. Nothing like the ending to Fight Club! #disappointed

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Clwojick
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I'd love to get around to reading all of these. 💗📚

#LibraryWishlist #NeverEndingTBR

Have any of my fellow Littens read this book? Would you recommend? Please let me know. ☺️

BookishBlonde12 Really enjoyed Choke 2y
azulaco Read, would recommend. It's awfully dark. I don't know if that increases or decreases your interest. 2y
ephemeralwaltz I really enjoyed it! 2y
JackOBotts I'm a BIG Palahniuk fan...he has a dark sense of humor; a little intense/gruesome at times. My favorites of his novels: Lullaby and Diary. Fight Club is good (and a bit deferent from the film adaptation). I've enjoyed almost all of his work that I've read. Enjoy!📚 2y
Reggie I love Choke but you kinda have to have a thick skin with Chuck. Or be able to roll with his sense of humor. Choke, Invisible Monsters, and Haunted are my favorites of his. 2y
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"If you're going to read this, don't bother."

What a brilliant opening line as I settle into my cozy bed with the night breeze coming through the windows. I've been waiting for this!

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kricheal
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What I want is to be needed. What I want is to be indispensable to somebody. Who I need is somebody that will eat up all my free time, my ego, my attention. Somebody addicted to me. A mutual addiction.

Reggie Omg this book, so hilarious, and so many nuggets of truth. 2y
kricheal @Reggie That's why I love Chuck! There is always this combo of comedy/facts/shock& gross out factor that almost always works. Plus his little individual patterns for each book... Fight Club it was the "I am Jack's... and so on 2y
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ruskigurl16
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Thank you @TK421 for all of the wonderful goodies. My bag, my tea, my coloring book, the pen. And of course, all of the books. I wanted to wait until my birthday to open this, and I was so incredibly surprised. #beachinbookswap 😊😁😍😱🎉🎁📚

JoeStalksBeck Oh that Greek myth coloring book! 3y
MaleficentBookDragon Greek Myth coloring book?!?! I have to get that! 3y
TK421 @ruskigurl16 you are quite welcome. I'm glad you liked everything! 3y
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reneelyons
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Satirical and surprisingly insightful. It won't be for everyone, but it worked for me.

Full review: https://reneereadsbooks.wordpress.com/2017/05/27/book-review-choke-by-chuck-pala...

mauveandrosysky Ah, so good! 3y
vivastory What is your favorite Palahniuk? 3y
reneelyons @vivastory This was my first! Definitely ready for more :) Do you have a favourite? 3y
vivastory @reneelyons My favorites are "Rant," "Survivor" & "Haunted" You can't go wrong with any of them 3y
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JoeStalksBeck
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@KCorter @Tiffness83 your books are first clas and on the way!!

KCorter Yay! Thank you! 3y
BibliophileMomma Yay! Thank you! 😘👍🏼🙌🏼 3y
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JoeStalksBeck
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Since I'm on a Palahniuk kick I'm gonna give away 2 of his books. His stuff can be offensive but at the same time funny and brilliant. All you have to do is tell me whose name is blacked out in the sentence above. No googling 😉 thanks to @Tiffness83 for this idea❤️🌹

BibliophileMomma Stephen King (edited) 3y
LeahBergen I know the answer but I've already read Choke. What a fun idea!! 👏🏻 3y
JoeStalksBeck @Tiffness83 with all the books he's written you would think so lol but he's not 😊 3y
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JoeStalksBeck @LeahBergen you are so awesome! 3y
BibliophileMomma James Patterson? 3y
BibliophileMomma Is it Chuck Palahniuk? Am I that crazy. 3y
KCorter Isaac Asimov? 3y
JoeStalksBeck @Tiffness83 it's one of my favorite facts in the world lol but maybe it's a little difficult. Maybe I should just do # generator because I'm not sure if he's read by a lot of us 3y
BibliophileMomma Lol. Keep it up. I'm sure someone will get it. :) 3y
JoeStalksBeck @KCorter well scratch that @Tiffness83 lmao! @KCorter just won!! Yay! 3y
JoeStalksBeck Awesomeness @KCorter !!!! If you send me your address to newtonslight5@yahoo.com I will get your book out to you!!! Yay! N 3y
JoeStalksBeck @Tiffness83 check your Instagram 😊 3y
KCorter @JoeStalksBeck No way! Really?! I knew he was a varied author, but it was just a guess that he could have written in so many categories. Knowing him, that was probably his intent. Haha 😉 Thank you! I'll email you my address right now! 3y
JoeStalksBeck @KCorter yup! It's my most favorite book fact!! The first time I heard it I was floored. But I have so many of his books so I can see how. He was absolutely brilliant 3y
JoeStalksBeck @KCorter thank you!! 3y
KCorter @JoeStalksBeck Isaac Asimov is one of my favorites. His robot stories are my comfort reads! Now I have yet another reason to love him. 😍 3y
JoeStalksBeck @KCorter I adore The Foundation series! But I love love love his non-fiction 3y
Betty Love Asimov!!!! 3y
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Angieschmangy
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This book is not for the small minded. This novel has the typical Palahniuk style: hardcore, mind boggling, and never disappointing. This story in particular spiked my interests because it addresses mental illness in a manner that is neither romanticized or horrific. It's raw and humorous in manner that very few can pull together. 10/10!

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍😀 3y
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Somasis
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Jas16
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This cover is also a very handy reference. #muscles #aprilbookshowers

Suet624 Why yes it is! 3y
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Chronoreading
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I have a love-hate relationship with this book, as in I hate how much I love this book because the book itself insists I should hate it and myself for reading it. That being said I can't wait to read another Palahniuk book #bookstagram #bookstagramfeature #chuckpalahniuk #palahniuk #chokenovel #bookworm #book #books

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KingoftheNorth
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I wish I had the courage not to fight and doubt everything [...] I wish, just once, I could say 'This. This is good enough. Just because I choose it.'

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Torture is torture and humiliation is humiliation only when you choose to suffer.

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Ande
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Learned a lot from this book e.g. around the world and ear candles. Interesting story and well worth reading. We can build anything.

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Kappadeemom
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Looking at reviews, several people said this book was funny. I would characterize it is as weird as hell but one that I won't forget for a few days. Not sure if I loved it completely or hated it. I said "WTH" a lot while reading ??

Reggie Its been over 10 years and I still think about this book, like when he says that when people say I love you during sex it means they really love the sex act, and also the girl who overstages the rape fantasy was hilarious to me. Chuck's definitely not for everyone. Even some of his new stuff doesn't jive with me. And every time I hear name announcements somewhere I wonder if its really code for something. Lol. 3y
Kappadeemom @reggie I agree! Next time I go to airport I'm going to pay attention to those intercoms😀 I used to work in a hospital and we had a lot of those Dr so and so codes, so I am sure some of those are for real 3y
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Kappadeemom
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Kinda weird but I'm digging it

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KingoftheNorth
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...You had to risk your life to get love. You had to get right to the edge of death to ever be saved.

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keithmalek
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My point is, this is America. You start out with hand jobs and progress to orgies. You smoke some dope, and then the big H. This is our whole culture of bigger, better, stronger, faster. The key word is progress.
In America, if your addiction isn't always new and improved, you're a failure.

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keithmalek
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People really need somebody they feel superior to. So stay downtrodden.

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KDo27
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Disappointed in myself that I didn't have more... I guess this means I need to make a bookstore trip... Oh darn... 😂☺️ #photoadaynov16 #onewordtitles

britt_brooke Any excuse for a new book! 🙌🏻😉 3y
KDo27 @britt_brooke 🙌🏼 words from my heart. 3y
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KVanRead Great choices! 3y
LeahBergen 👍🏼 3y
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kyraleseberg Excellent choices! 3y
britt_brooke @badnorthern It was a great palate-cleanser type. Pretty funny! 3y
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LionHeartLeo
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Wow! What a trip! Disturbingly funny!!

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Radgirl
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One of my favorite books from Chuck ❤️

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jdtchicago
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After you find out all the things that can go wrong, your life becomes less about living and more about waiting.

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BookishBlonde12
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#FunFridayPhoto During my freshman year of college I had my first English assignment, the teacher said we could choose ANY book we wanted to read and report on it. A friend had suggested Choke since I had just finished Fight Club and loved it. The day the assignment was due we were told to give a short synopsis of what we read...the look on my classmates & teacher faces were priceless when it was my turn to present, I will never forget it! 😳😂

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SRoseB
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I read this book last Summer (2015) while I was in PA visiting my sister and fiancé. I had a lot of time on my hands, and I was figuring out a lot about myself and my music (and also hiding in books so I didn't have to face anything too hard, which only works for so long). Perfect distraction.

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sleepyfawn
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Only a few pages in and already hooked. Can't wait to see where it goes.

KDo27 I need that mug. 🐼 3y
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DimeryRene
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The Palahniuk obsession continues. Reading this at work is lots of fun.

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