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What is Chuck Palahniuk's best book?

  • Blog Post by: Claude Peck
  • November 16, 2011 - 2:06 PM

 

Chuck Palahniuk, photographed in Oct. 2011 in Lone Fir Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. Photo for the Star Tribune by Tim Labarge.

In a recent interview, writer Chuck Palahniuk said that of his 12 novels so far, "Pygmy," published in 2009, is his favorite. He says on his website that his longtime editor Gerry Howard considered it the best thing he had written to that date. While it was refreshing not to hear Palahniuk say his newest ("Damned") was his favorite, it made us wonder what book is considered best by his many fans.

So tell us: Which of Palahniuk's 12 novels that you have read is your favorite, and why? (If you want to name his worst, feel free.)

Here's a chronological list to jog your memory:

Fight Club (1996)
Survivor (1999)
Invisible Monsters (1999)
Choke (2001)
Lullaby (2002)
Diary (2003)
Haunted (2005)
Rant (2007)
Snuff (2008)
Pygmy (2009)
Tell-All (2010)[39]
Damned (2011)[40

I'll report responses here soon. Palahniuk appears Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul as part of the Talking Volumes series.

 

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