Chuck Palahniuk: Rant An Oral Biography of Buster Casey

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L History of Buster Casey manages to eature an exceptionally peculiar storyline that never stops at its primary goal being a hell of a good time This is a book that deals with important topics like religion and the meaning of life but doesn t keep itself neatly organized and stacked with pristine white pages Instead Rant is a beautiful book with pages askew that just happens to be covered in the dirt and slime of real life Pulling on the underused oral biography Kaplan Medical USMLE Examination Flashcards format Palahniuk is able toully The Crooked Maid flesh out a huge cast of characters and an immense story in a relatively uick read Essentially this is a novel with the long expositional passages replaced with non stop dialogue It is initially jarring but this novel pullsrom a history of stories being told conversationally The Consumer Behavior format of oral history reinforces the themes of the novel the development ofame and legend through essentially word of mouth while also being a stylistic and enjoyable experience The plot Honestly I don t even want to talk too much about what happens in Rant There is a lot of joy in not knowing what you are in Irretrievably Broken for The novel is roughly divided into three acts and each one plays on a different part of our main character s Buster Rant Casey life This novel never stays stagnant and moves with the speed of a Party Crashing vehicle on a collision course All the same on this second read it had melipping back to the start to pick up the trail of candy crumbs pill capsules Palahniuk has deftly interwoven Black Ice for a stellarinish This novel is sci The Dirty Pair Strike Again (The Dirty Pair, fi in that it is set in theuture but doesn t use its genre moorings as a crutch Rant is a character study through and through Oh and its weird As in some of the weirdest stuff you may have ever read in a novel Bottom line you aren t going to read many books as uniue or as much BDSM fun as Rant There s other stuff too but don t read up about it go in clean You ll come out dirty but you ll have been highly entertained in the process A Brief CaveatIteels somewhat strange and almost in bad taste to be reviewing a Chuck Palahnuik book because this just happened If you don t want to search through the link Pauita one of the coolest peeps on Goodreads made mention of the Fatal Obsession fact that Chuck P had recommended the book she had just read and if she had known that then she probably wouldn t have read the book because she doesn t care muchor the stylings of Mr Palahniuk Enter a crazed rabid The Perfect Duet fan of Chuck P who starts criticizing Pauita s tastes A bit of witty banter ensues which leads to the most insane misogynistic troll tirade I ve ever seen That crazedan was promptly shouted down by a loyal troll ighting clan of goodreaders but then several sock puppets joined in on the bashing I d like to leave all that emotional baggage at the door and continue this review as if none of this happened and attempt to address the book and its author on their own termsIntroductionary uote Spenke First off a disclaimer I love Chuck P like a brother If the man was on dialysis I d give him a kidney even if I only had one good one left and consider it payback or all the stories of his that I ve enjoyed since discovering his work The lowdown Rant tells the story of Rant Casey a small town kid that turns his little town on it s ear before moving to the city to continue his work The book is comprised of accounts Comfort (Ann Fay Honeycutt from people that knew Rant with only second hand accounts of his words and deeds and no perspectiverom our hero In that way it s almost Biblical Although it is science Kasihku Abadi fiction and a prettyar departure on the whole Ritchie County in history and romance from Chuck Palahniuk s previous books it s not asar off rom what I expect out of him as Diary But Palahniuk s voice and eye are still there and elements of the book like character relationships and atmosphere are reminiscent of earlier books like Choke From the beginning it s not clear where or when the setting is The place seemed to me to be a small desert town Time seemed to be anytime in the past century It s a brilliant device that Palahniuk never wavers rom in the Savage Salvation first half of the book It makes the reading a bit unsettling The significance of that displacement just builds throughout the book The characterization in this book is pretty amazing A strong and compelling vision of Rant is built as a charismatic smart wild man but nobody describes him as such throughout the book Nobody says Rant was crazy or sexy or maddening or 6 2 with brown hair and hazel eyes but as the characters tell of their relationships with Rant the picture of him starts to come intoocus The very memorable and alluring characters that populate the story by contributing to the oral history are intriguing and become Japan, France, and East-West Aesthetics fullyleshed out as the story progresses as well I really don t want to give it away so if you haven t read the book don t read the next line butthe most interesting thing about this book to me was the uture Palahnik creates out of what seems to be the past time It s very real and although it s not clear if it s 20 years down the road or 200 it s very believable which makes the book rightening to contemplate at times I very much loved how the past of Rant s childhood could have been the 1930s or the 1990s or any time until Bodie talks about plugging in The sci Louis Riel fi aspect of Rant really set the wheels of the story into motion and made it so much interesting than if Rant had been stuck in Middleton trading goldor teeth the entire book. Sey meets three Freaky Facts about Spiders friends And after his spectacular death theseriends gather the testimony needed to build an oral history of his short life Their collected anecdotes explore the charges that his saliva infected hundreds and caused a silent urban plague of rabies But it's a plague that liberates his peers rom being stuck in only one boring track through historyExpect hilarity horror and blazing insight into the desperate and surreal contemporary human condition as only Chuck Palahniuk can deliver it He's the post millennial Jonathan Swift the man to watch to learn what's uh oh coming next.

D I did All the ucking starsIn summation You ll need your thinking caps if you re going to appreciate this one The book is w I m not a Chuck P The Rude Buay Trilogy fan simply because he is edgy or because I get off on the so called depravity of his often violent and sexual themes I know aew Kaylees Keeper (Masters of the Castle, folks like that What I enjoyed most about this book was the structure the measured reveal Based on the oral tradition each chapter is composed of brief statementsrom a cast of dozens Individually these narrators are hopelessly unreliable but taken together they orm a whole picture that is true than any single testimony could be I m a sucker or an unreliable narrator so give me a couple dozen and I m in heavenSome critics accuse the author of choosing gruesome subject matter Awoken (Viridian Saga, for shock value but in this book at least Iound the weaving of those violent themes to be compelling rather than repugnant Another aspect I appreciated was the inclusion of experts whose testimonies were Taking Flight full of academic and theoretical pontifications I think that was Chuck pokingun at himself and his edgy reputation What the hellLet me I Am a Teamster first say I love Chuck P I love his usually disturbing stories and weird characters I don t mind theact that he seems a little crazy and I don t mind all of the sex he writes about I also don t mind the gorygross Heartlands factor I like himThis book was just bad in my opinion Maybe if I knew it had an amazing ending I could have pushed through the last half but after theirst half of this book I realized I didn t care at all about Buster or his story So I stopped reading This book seemed to be over the top in grossness which seemed like he was relying on pure shock value I also didn t much enjoy the writing in oral history Alan Ford (Superstrip Alan Ford Trobroj fashion but he made it clear this is how it was going to be since page one so that s my ownaultI m giving this two stars instead of one because I so always enjoy his humor and it s present in this book again The writing is still good I just Literature Circle Role Sheets found the story lackingI don t think I would recommend this book to anyoneI want to read another Chuck P book right away so that this isn t the last experience in my mindNot sure which one to move onto next though History is nothing except monsters or victims Or witnesses Chuck Palahniuk RantHE was close He was so damn close He just didn t close it at the end It was a poem that ended in a whimper The mixture was nearly perfect just notlammable But don t say Chuck didn t try I imagine Palahniuk had Ballard s Crash and Benford s Timescape several Oral Histories and perhaps even Hofstadter s G del Escher Bach An Eternal Golden Braid sitting on his shelf as he wrote this Reading Rant was like watching a blind guy juggle a bunch of balls some are on Maines Visible Black History fire and some you realize are actually burning cats Palahniuk exists on an edge of grotesue absurdity and social criticism that sometimes makes you lose sight of the shore Youorget what the normal is You Jane Does Return forget the boundaries You are caught between a weird night and eually bizarre day You aren t sure what to do so you just keep diggingreading Five major takeawaysrom this novel which I might one day delve into deeper if I ever Die Geschichte der Indianer Nordamerikas find myself with too much Liminal time or space in between1 Rabies Bites2 HyperosmiaHypergeusia 3 Time Travel Incest4 Party Crashing Night Day5 Oral HistoryMyth makingChristianityAnyway I enjoyed the novel Itlew But it just ended meh No bang No cliff Just a strange absurd grotesue incestuous loop I can t do it I can t inish this book Usually Palahniuk creates airly unsympathetic characters as in this book and that I m used to Because it WORKS the plot lines of his books are always ridiculous in a totally Beyond the Mist fascinating way which makes upor the stupid characters However Rant bored the Phemes Regret fuck out of me I tried I read than half and I do not care about this nutjob guy and his rabies and his slobbering all over the ladies or the driving around in cars being obnoxious or whatever other bullshit he s engaging in Seriously the ONE nice thing I can say about Palahniuk s writing is that it s amusing It s all about as deep as a kiddie pool FILLED WITH PEE but at least it s interesting So this bookails in the one arena that Palahniuk is totally capable of being morbidly amusing Also in the Pocket Guide to Scottish Words first like 10 pages or so he managed to work in used maxi pads black widow bites rabies I don t know Iorget now but I m pretty sure semen and excrement was in there tooSee what you have reduced me to Palahnkuik I have mentioned pee semen and Chimerica feces in this review of my DISLIKING of your stupid book BEING DISGUSTING IS NOT BEING EDGY For either one of us Stop writing books Palahniuk I put a pox upon you I will take the pox off when you stop writing like a caricature of yourself and actually develop some substance rather than relying on shock value and things that only a hipster dbag wouldind meaningful Grade F Plus because I like the cover designEdit I realize I misspelled his name a Biscuits Bullets A Gettysburg Story few times in this review but suck it Palalalahiuk and all Palankikans It s your punishment respectively Ο ελληνικός εμφύλιος πόλεμος, 1943-1950 for pandering to hipstersbeing a trendy hipster Also I think I will have to actually go back and read this in its entirety someday Because I m still a bit curious But someday I m too much of an elitist bitch to be able to enjoy it right now Chuck Palahniuk is the literary euivalent of punk rock In a book that pulls on varied and important themes Rant An Ora. T Casey escapesrom his hometown of Middleton The Probability Pad for the big city where he becomes a leader of an urban demolition derby called Party Crashing where on designated nights the participants recognise each other by dressing their cars with tin can tails and 'Just Married' toothpaste graffiti Or with 'forgotten' coffee mugs bolted to their car roofs or Christmas trees tiedrom bumper to bumper During specific windows of time in limited areas of the city Party Crashers look or the designated markings in order to stalk and crash into each other It's in this violent late night hunting game that Ca.

WTF did I just read and why did I inish it This book is a mish mash of narrators grossness time travel car crashes a rabies plague segregation and dull characters I kept hoping it would improve and then it was just over This story somewhat Markham Hall Series Bundle (Markham Hall, follows a dull witted character named Buster or Rant as he s better known who gets off on catching rabies His attraction to pain and rabies eventually leads to a rabies plague The story is toldrom the various and Megaman Battle Network 3 White and Blue Official Strategy Guide far too many points of view of people who stumbled across Rant during his life In this world people are either daytimers or nighttimers The two don t mix they have curfews and areined if they break em The problem here besides 20 too many narrators is that they all have different opinions about what Rant did or didn t do and it s hard to discern what is truth lie or confusion It took many a rewinding before I just let the rigging thing go and then things started to gel somewhat From what I can gather Rant grows up in a stereotypical small white trashy town which appears to be the dumping ground or unwanted dogs tampons and used condoms Somehow he has a superhuman sense of smell and can sniff out a soiled condom or tampon and know Soy Sisters from whom it once belonged to Now that s a talent there I ll never envy Luckyor Rant there seems to be lots of them Tacar Dánta/Selected Poems floating about in this town as the sex tornado hits constantly and strews everyone s gross trash hither andro This book is gross Sybil for no other than to ick out the reader This isine if the book is A Womans Guide to Fasting fun but it s not It s boring and the characters unsympathetic So what did I learn Rant our dashing lead whom all the woman later adore spends his toddlerhood picking his nose when he s supposed to be napping rolling it into black balls of goo and sticking it on the wall above his head Did I really need to know that He inoculates himself with venomrom various critters and rabid animals at an early age When he reaches his teens he can not only sniff out the owner of a tampon but he gets a close looksee at most of the Hermann Zapf and His Design Philosophy female genitalia in town and can name the previous owner of every bloody tampon heinds littering his yard simply by its shape There are some things we never need to know about a person SeriouslyThe book then rambles about with people adding their two cents about mostly boring bits of RantBuster s life as he purposely infects himself with rabies and then spreads the infection all about And then time travel enters the picture and my brain explodesI like weird books but they have to be interesting This one just wasn t This is the story of a small town hell raiser named Buster Rant Casey who did some slightly unusual things when he was growing up like collecting bucketfuls of his classmate s teeth Young Rant also angers animals than Steve Irwin so that they ll bite him and infect him with rabies which he deliberately spreads to his class mates After he grows up and moves to the city Rant joins a disenfranchised part of society I Know Who You Are forced by law to stay in their homes during the day and who get their kicks by crashing cars into each other After his spectaculariery death the government labels him a bio terrorist who unleashed a deadly outbreak of rabies while others claim that Rant may have had a larger destiny than anyone can imagineAnd that s not even the weirdest or most twisted part of the storyThis is my second Spring Girl favorite Chuck Palahniuk novel after Fight Club Rant s story is told as an oral history by a variety ofriends and enemies The mishmash of weird anecdotes about a guy who seems to be completely Menerjang Batas fucked in the head eventually coalesce into a wild narrative that almost makes an audible click as the story starts locking together Like all of Chuck P s books it s disturbing and gory and gross andunny and definitely not Chosen Vessels for theaint of heart or easily offended As soon as I No Apology Necessary finished it theirst time a The Secret World of Fluffy Ratbag few years ago I knew I d come back to it again because this is one of those story where knowing the ending gives you a whole different spin on things your second time through It s not everyday you read a book about rabies the origins of God time travel and bumper cars Seeing that this is a Chuck Palahniuk book I shouldn t be surprised that this novel hops barriers and barrels through genres without a singleuck given Awakening (The Guardians Heart Series Book 1) for your comfort or confusion level Buster Rant Casey can tell you what you hador breakfast three days ago what kind of Whoops! flowers you have waiting in a vase back at home and whether your shower head is steel or bronze simply by eating your pussy That s talentolks Of course all this is explained but Los Caballeros de la Ciencia: El secreto mejor guardado de la Iglesia. for a while all you can do is laugh Rant An Oral Biography of Buster Casey is soucking absurd that you will begin to think you are reading bizarro The Sheep Book fiction And then about 23 of the way through everything starts making a shade of lunatic sense Before it s all over everything is explained and you re left wondering how in the Greater Balls of Christ Palahniuk managed to juggle all these different voices and plot threads into one cogent narrative Invisible Monsters is still myavorite of his works but this is the new runner up Sorry Choke but this book is smarter than you Don t Laduma feel bad You re still good but not as good as RantFunny side note I didn tinish this the The Gangs Birthday Surprise first time I read it because it seemed like a bookull of character interviews and I Earth fucking hate that shit This time I powered through Damn gla. Rant takes theorm of an oral history of one Buster 'Rant' Casey in which an assortment of Get Up friends enemies admirers detractors and relations have their say on this in Chuck Palahniuk's words 'evil gender conflicted Forrest Gump character'Buster Casey was every small kid born into a small town searchingor real thrills in a world of video games and actionadventure movies Anyone who's ever kissed him would do well to seek treatment Out to Lunch for his recreational drug of choice is rabies and he gets bitten by black widow spidersor the priapic effect of their venom The high school rebel who wins Ran.

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Written in stolen moments under truck chassis and on park benches to a soundtrack of The Downward Spiral and Pablo Honey Fight Club came into existence The adaptation of Fight Club was a flop at the box office but achieved cult status on DVD The film’s popularity drove sales of the novel Chuck put out two novels in 1999 Survivor and Invisible Monsters Choke published in 2001 became Chuck’