In this day and age most people in my age bracket rarely pick up a book. Most people in their late teens and early 20’s rather escape to a world surrounded by tanning beds and regretful handjobs on the Jersey boardwalk than to travel to the town of Derry, home of Pennywise the Clown. Today, there’s more people who rather be caught with a Bud Light in their hands on Facebook than with their nose in a novel besides vampire porn or something a middle aged housewife wrote with one hand on the keyboard and the other fingerbanging her fun box.
But there is hope, one man has kept young readers entertained with his unique ideas and his style that shows no fear. That man is none other than Chuck Palahniuk. Chuck Palahniuk gained what some would consider overnight success with his novel Fight Club, a book like most of other books by Chuck Palahniuk take you into a highly fucked up world and have more twist and turns than an M. Night Shamalayan film.
Recently I read Chuck Palahniuk’s book Snuff, a book advertised as the first XXX novel. This book was without a doubt one of the best books I’ve ever read.
The book’s main plot is about how an aging porn actress is looking to make a comeback with a film titled World Whore Three: The Whore to End all Whores in which she’ll have sex with six hundred males in one session which would also be a new record. The book is told through 4 characters. One of the characters is a porn legend named Branch Bicardi (#600), #137 a guy who once had the best show on prime time TV but was cancelled, #72 a kid who believes to be the secret love child of the aging porn actress and the porn actress’ assistant. The characters in this book like Palahniuk’s other books are really fucked up in the head which is highly entertaining.
The book itself is filled with a bunch of facts about old film stars which also add amusing entertainment and something to use in everyday conversation, such as how Marilyn Monroe used to cut one of her high heels shorter than the other so her ass would rub together when she walked and how she also use to bury herself in a tub of ice before every TV interview.
There are parts within this book (mostly associated with the character #72’s background) that will have you screaming WHAT THE FUCK? And twist the mind far more than Inception could. The ending to this book is purely brilliant and a slap in the face with Ron Jeremy’s cock to anybody who thinks Chuck Palahniuk is a guy who has no creativity and only gets by on shock value.
So if you need a good read this summer do yourself a favor and read Snuff which is in talks to become a film starring Daryl Hannah and Tom Sizemore (psh like that’s gonna happen, Tom Sizemore can’t stay out of a rehab facility long enough to make a clip for YouTube let alone a fucking film)