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Haunted

Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk

World fiction

"Haunted is a novel made up of stories- twenty-three of them to be precise. Twenty-two of the most horrifying, hilarious, mind-blowing, stomach-churning tales you'll ever encounter - sometimes all at once. They are told by the people who have all answered the ad headlined 'Artists Retreat- Abandon your life for three months'. They are led to believe that here they will leave behind all the distractions of 'real life' that are keeping them from creating the masterpiece that is in them. But 'here' turns out to be a cavernous and ornate old theatre where they are utterly isolated from the outside world - and where heat and power and, most importantly, food are in increasingly short supply. And the more desperate the circumstances become, the more desperate the stories they tell - and the more devious their machinations become to make themselves the hero of the inevitable play/movie/non-fiction blockbuster that will certainly be made from their plight. HAUNTED is at one level a satire of reality television. It draws from a great literary tradition - The Canterbury Tales, The Decameron, the English storytellers in the Villa Diodati who produced, among other works, Frankenstein - to t

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The eagerly anticipated and completely outrageous new novel from the author of Fight Club - his biggest, darkest, most upsetting and hilarious novel yet.

"By turns nauseating, darkly funny and brutally graphic" Observer "A triumph... A novel of exceptional originality... Wonderful... A remarkable book, the most original work of fiction this year" Guardian "An immensely skilful writer" Daily Telegraph "Deeply satirical, brutal and provocative, Haunted is harshly compulsive, eye-bleeding stuff" I-D "I laughed until my ribs ached" -- Simon Shaw Daily Mail

Chuck Palahniuk's six novels are Diary, Lullaby, Fight Club, which was made into a film by director David Fincher, Survivor, Invisible Monsters, and Choke. He is also the author of Fugitives and Refugees, a book about Portland, Oregon, and the non-fiction collection Non-fiction. He lives in Washington State

General Fields

  • : 9780099458371
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Arrow
  • : May 2006
  • : 197mm X 130mm X 26mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Chuck Palahniuk
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : English
  • : 813.54
  • : 432
  • : Modern fiction; Horror & ghost stories