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Make Something Up
Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread | Chuck Palahniuk
Stories you'll never forgetjust tryfrom literature's favorite transgressive author Representing work that spans several years,Make Something Upis a compilation of 21 stories and one novella (some previously published, some not) that will disturb and delight.In "Expedition," fans will be thrilled to find to see a side of Tyler Durden never seen before in a precusor story toFight Club. And in other stories, the absurdity of both life and death are on full display; in "Zombies," the best and brightest of a high school prep school become tragically addicted to the latest drug craze: electric shocks from cardiac defibrillators. In "Knock, Knock," a son hopes to tell one last off-color joke to a father in his final moments, while in "Tunnel of Love," a massage therapist runs the curious practice of providing 'relief' to dying clients.Funny, caustic, bizarre, poignant; these stories represent everything readers have come to love and expect from Chuck Palahniuk.
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Leftcoastzen
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#7days7spines #7days7covers day 1 I will play the spine game!😃how about playing @LeahBergen I‘m sure you have some amazing spines!

vivastory I'm 💯 in! 3mo
Leftcoastzen @vivastory Yay!😀👏 3mo
shadowspeak17 Yay, awesome! 😃 3mo
LeahBergen Ooo, yes! I‘m in. I‘m out of town and home tomorrow. I‘ll start then. 😄 3mo
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C.Perone
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Started reading this until I can get to b&n on Wednesday for Stephen King's new book. I like Palahniuk, but I'm not a fan of short stories; hence why it's been on my #TBR pile for 3+ years. Thought it'd be a good filler read, but, yeahhhhh it's not shaping up to be 😐

Reggie If I remember correctly the first story is about the comedian‘s kid and that one made me stop. Not because it was bad but it was just hurtful. 3mo
C.Perone @Reggie Yes, and you were smart to stop. That story is only decent read so far. 3mo
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starlight97
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I always find the best reading spot 🌳🏞️

#holiday #Romania 🇷🇴

brit91 WoW! Beautiful!😍📚 4mo
starlight97 @brit91 right? 😊⛰️ 4mo
Libby1 Beautiful! Where are you in Romania? I was in Bucharest in March. We also took a train and spent some time in Brasov. 4mo
starlight97 @Libby1 thanks! This was taken near Sasca Montană, in the valley of the River Nera. It's on the south, almost at the Serbian border. I've never been as far as Bucharest but I've been to Brasov and it's really amazing 🙂 4mo
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Pickpick

This book tells stories about a son trying to cure his father's cancer with jokes, about teens frying their brains with automated external defibrillators, about mysterious murders at the Playa Rock Arts Festival... The stories are often weird, sometimes dirty but nevertheless smart, witty and really you can't unread them.
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty photo 💛 4mo
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starlight97
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When the author makes a reference to his other book 😃

#FightClub

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starlight97
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Loving my new 🌵 bookmark 💚

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starlight97
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It's always a win when I can find used English books around here 😁📖

#TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo #TheGirlWhoPlayedWithFire #StiegLarsson #MakeSomethingUp #ChuckPalahniuk

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bookish_wookish
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More BSC for my collection! Found some other good ones too!

Zelma Nice. Classic R.L. Stine cover. That was the era I read (I was too old when Goosebumps came out). (edited) 6mo
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SaniyyahK
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Went to Powell‘s in Portland on my birthday and could only pick two books to bring back in my luggage...hard decision!

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CherryPie
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How many short story collections can I read at one time? IDK. Let's find out! 😵😲😁

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GatheringBooks
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#MarchIntoOz Day 10: The book cover of this collection of stories seem to show #PleasureAndPain - I will have to read Palahniuk‘s many novels waiting in my shelves. He comes up with gritty, raw, angry narratives that seem perfect for today‘s prompt.

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BookBoggart
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Got a new cauldron (must have) mug from work! Has a homemade mocha brewed within it. 😁 Still in a massive book slump. Currently have 6 books if not more on the go. So Halloween and scary things shall simply have to be my focus for a bit! 😂 #spookytimes #muchlove #fall #trickrtreat

Grimscythe I need this cup 2y
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vivastory
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The first rule of Fight Club.. 😂

saresmoore Ha! 2y
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WeAreLegion
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Mehso-so

Chuck is one of my favorite authors. His novels are usually amazing with the odd entertaining misfire. This collection of short stories seems to invert that quality equation with a few stand outs, but mostly ideas that burn out in a few pages' time.

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Simona
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Weird and disturbing short stories, but I liked them 🖤

#comeoneileen

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vivastory
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JoeStalksBeck I'm so jealous! I love him! Rant is my favorite! Amazing book! Though the end of Snuff made me nearly pass out 😂😂 3y
Bookladylinda I haven't read any of his books before - I have looked at them while browsing the library shelves. 3y
vivastory @Book_Addict Rant is vastly underrated. I love it. My favorites are "Haunted," "Rant" & "Survivor." I saw him (in KC) when he was promoting "Haunted" & he read "Guts." He mentioned that reading in the afterword. I found this signed edition from Rainy Day Books. They mail autographed copies. 3y
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vivastory @Bookladylinda I recommend starting with "Survivor" or "Haunted." 3y
Bookladylinda @vivastory Thanks! I will put both of them on my TBR! 3y
JoeStalksBeck @vivastory Survivor is an amazing book too! I learned a lot about cleaning from it! So great you met him! 3y
Scurvygirl I started with Survivor as well, then it became an all encompassing obsession for awhile! 3y
britt_brooke Which of his books would you recommend to someone 🙋🏼 who has read Choke, Invisible Monsters and Diary, but wasn't a huge fan of any of them? I'd like to give him another try. 3y
vivastory @britt_brooke Try "Rant." It is structured as an oral biography & the characters are multidimensional, not always the case with his characters. 3y
britt_brooke @vivastory Thank you! 3y
Faibka Nice! 👍 3y
JoeStalksBeck I'm so jealous!!! 2y
JoeStalksBeck Rant is my favorite! 2y
vivastory @JoeStalksBeck I love Rant. I think it's really underrated. 2y
JoeStalksBeck I totally agree! I've read it so many times. The ending is just mind boggling. Have you read Snuff? 2y
vivastory @JoeStalksBeck No,is it good? I'm planning on reading all of his books eventually. 2y
JoeStalksBeck Omg! It's amazing! There are so many strange facts in that book. Plus the ending will truly make you scream in shock . It's well worth your time ! 2y
vivastory @JoeStalksBeck I will definitely check it out soon. 2y
JoeStalksBeck 👏👏👏👏 yay ! Let me know when you do 😁 2y
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BilboBookends
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A few short stories with my #readingcompanion is the perfect way to end #day26

britt_brooke 💕💕💕 3y
TricksyTails 🐶♥️🐶♥️🐶♥️ 2y
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Kewolayn
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Barely halfway through Chuck's #MakeSomethingUp, I still feel I've accomplished a lot because that's how it is with short stories. They make you feel like you've read double the amount of books that you are actually reading. Oh, and hello from my #CactusCupcake. 😋 #PhotoADayNov16

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Kewolayn
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I did take this picture yesterday, but wasn't able to start reading it until now. I therefore conclude that it still counts for November 3's #PhotoADayNov16 :)) Another round of #shortstories, this time from #ChuckPalahniuk. ❤️#litsygram

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kath_reads
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My very first Palahniuk read and I have two words for this book : insane and disturbing.. in a good way (at least for me).

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Ledwardson
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Plane reading!

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Simona
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Pickpick

What can I say? I like this strange, weird, unusual work of Palahniuk mind...very, very much.

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Simona
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While reading quite disturbing stories (in a good way) I have to smile.

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Simona
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LinaLovesLit That about sums it up, doesn't it? 😄 4y
Simona Totally ‼️ 4y
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Simona
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On the break of the "Ferrante marathon".

JoeStalksBeck Adore 4y
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Psychpharm
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Zombies is my favorite. I remember Chuck reading it to us. One of my favorite nights.

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