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Snuff | [Chuck Palahniuk]

Snuff

Cassie Wright, porn priestess, intends to cap her legendary career by breaking the world record for serial fornication. On camera. With 600 men. Snuff unfolds from the perspectives of Mr. 72, Mr. 137, and Mr. 600, who await their turn on camera in a very crowded green room. This wild, lethally funny, and thoroughly researched novel brings the huge yet underacknowledged presence of pornography in contemporary life into the realm of literary fiction at last. Who else but Chuck Palahniuk would dare do such a thing? Who else could do it so well, so unflinchingly, and with such an incendiary (you might say) climax?
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Publisher's Summary

Cassie Wright, porn priestess, intends to cap her legendary career by breaking the world record for serial fornication. On camera. With 600 men. Snuff unfolds from the perspectives of Mr. 72, Mr. 137, and Mr. 600, who await their turn on camera in a very crowded green room. This wild, lethally funny, and thoroughly researched novel brings the huge yet underacknowledged presence of pornography in contemporary life into the realm of literary fiction at last. Who else but Chuck Palahniuk would dare do such a thing? Who else could do it so well, so unflinchingly, and with such an incendiary (you might say) climax?

©2008 Chcuk Palahniuk; (P)2008 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Striking characters, sharp parody, and a tight plot....Highly recommended for mature [audiences]." (Library Journal)
"McLaren's gritty voice adds the needed edge to this seedy but interesting novel." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Dean Sioux City, IA, United States 01-17-13
    Dean Sioux City, IA, United States 01-17-13 Member Since 2010
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    "It is worth the read."

    Chuck Palahniuk writes about a variety of topics. Each time he finds something new in the human condition. Talking about the Porn industry and those it attracts isn't an easy read. Yet Palanhniuk write a story about humanity in all its gory detail. This story has stayed with me for a while, which I didn't think would happen from such a short story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mark nyack, NY, United States 04-10-09
    Mark nyack, NY, United States 04-10-09 Member Since 2005
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    "Classic Palahniuk!"

    I have read or listened to most of chuck's work and this is very much in keeping with his quirky observations of human interaction, experience and information.

    It is a short sweet tale of what happens on the set of a porn film. I found it Clear and with a very strong plot. I dont know what the other reviewers listened to or what they were doing when they tried to listen.
    The book is very good, it reminds me of Survivor a bit.


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Lauren Charlottesville, VA, United States 12-20-10
    Lauren Charlottesville, VA, United States 12-20-10
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    "Not my favorite Palahniuk book, but not a bad read"

    The story is not bad. I would recommend "Survivor" over this book. This is very similar to Palahniuk's "Choke," so if you like that book, you will be satisfied.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Suzn F Fletcher, VT, US 06-19-08
    Suzn F Fletcher, VT, US 06-19-08 Member Since 2005

    I believe a reviewer should finish a book before submitting a review. What do you think?

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    "Dont waste your time"

    The premise was alluring and probably could have been an interesting story; a look into a totally foreign culture and an outrageous act. Instead, although I stuck it out (no pun intended) to the end (again), I really wished I had not bothered. The author wrote a terribly confusing (couldn't tell which character was speaking) and totally boring account of a story that by nature sparks one's curiousity. I dont know how he pulled it off, but he did. UGH!

    11 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    mizscience FAIRFAX, VA, United States 02-09-14
    mizscience FAIRFAX, VA, United States 02-09-14 Member Since 2013

    Psychology doctoral student, making time to read (and now listen!) as much as possible.

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    "At best, slightly amusing"

    The best part about this book was the hilarious crazy pun names of the porn films Cassie Wright had filmed. Other than that, I felt like this story dragged on unnecessarily. Also, the Audible audiobook was strangely formatted, with no pauses between the chapters or any attempt at using different voices for the characters. Alas.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jason Cary, NC, United States 01-26-14
    Jason Cary, NC, United States 01-26-14 Member Since 2011

    Alpha Dork

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    "Ugh. Great promise but I did not like it."

    I like offbeat books and this one was rife with promise. I have enjoyed other books from this author but NOT this one. It was difficult to follow, being told from the perspective of multiple individuals. It really wasn't very funny, and wasn't that insightful although the material really could have been worked to effect. I really could not recommend this to anyone. Sorry, Chuck. Love some of your other work...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Igrat777 Hollywood, CA 08-20-13
    Igrat777 Hollywood, CA 08-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Not sure. It takes a different kind of mind to appreciate this book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Didn't have one - they are all very interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    Wow. This was not much of a review. :(
    But really, that's the kind of book this is - it kinda' leaves you speechless trying to dissect what you just read.

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    Aaron St. Louis, MO, United States 07-06-10
    Aaron St. Louis, MO, United States 07-06-10 Member Since 2004
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    "You Can Smell the Desperation"

    If you have ever wondered what the world of porn is like...this book will give you a fast and aggressive glance. The characters are well drawn. The environment (a green room)is one you can smell and is fervent with urgency, regret and release. Snuff contains the author's signature skewed observances and humor. A very fast read. I showered after reading it. The reader does and outstanding job. B+

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Seabrook, TX, USA 08-01-08
    Chris Seabrook, TX, USA 08-01-08 Member Since 2006
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    "A Tedious Downward Step for Listners"

    I've been a big fan of Chuck Palahniuk's work since reading Lullaby and seeing Fight Club but no longer. After listening to his previous book Rant and now Snuff I can now attest that Chuck Palahniuk has lost it. What he had in his early books (let's say anything before Haunted) is gone now. What we're left with is an author who feels his only remaining gift is his ability to shock, and that's a shame.

    Early Chuck Palahniuk books had characters in them. Characters that did shocking things, sure, but you cared about them. In this book you never really care because each chapter is more outrageous that the previous one; and that's all the book has to offer. The characters are all one dimensional shells.

    Take a pass on this book and find something good to listen to.

    5 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    James Tyngsboro, MA, United States 07-03-08
    James Tyngsboro, MA, United States 07-03-08 Member Since 2004

    Father-husband-technologist and bibliophile, I get through about 3 books per week. I love a good suspenseful thriller and really enjoy widening my mental horizons.

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    "Provacative title, but a flacid plot."

    So perhaps you're looking for something risque? A thriller that involves forbidden content much like the movie "8mm" that with Nicolas Cage? If so, this isn't it. Guys stand around the waiting area of a porn studio talking about nonsense, and that's basically the plot. Oh yeah.... there's a death, but it's barely instrumental to the plot. Move on to another audiobook if you can.

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    "A return to form"

    A total return to form for Palahniuk and the most I've enjoyed one of his books for many years.
    After loving his first three or four I felt he went off the boil, moving away from the dark underbelly of human nature into other areas that just didn't have the same edge. SNUFF makes up for that, however, an intricately structured, utterly engaging listen.
    There are the usual tics (verbal and literary) which have become Palahniuk's trademark and although at times it can get a little much it also really does help to crystallise the individual personalities of each of the main characters. There's also the trademark twist which wasn't exactly a surprise but the story kept me involved deeply enough that I wasn't really thinking too much about what might happen.
    Snappy, hip but also extremely moving and perfectly shaped (sorry to go a bit synesthetic), this was a fantastic listen

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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