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By David McCracken

Chuck Palahniuk, America’s top-rated transgressive novelist, enjoys a big readership. but he has no longer unavoidably been embraced via critics or teachers. His prose is taken into account vulgar by way of a few, yet his physique of labor addresses a center motivation of 21st-century lifestyles: person self-empowerment. Palahniuk writes approximately what it ability to be at the open air taking a look in, revising everyday narratives for a modern viewers to get on the middle of the human condition—everyone desires an opportunity to win his or her fair proportion, irrespective of the cost.
In Haunted, Snuff, Pygmy, Tell-All, Damned and Invisible Monsters Remix, he confronts marginalization and disenfranchisement via parodies of varied works—The Decameron, The Inferno, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, The Elephant Man—as good as Hollywood heritage, Nineteen Seventies karate movies and the porn undefined. This entire examine of six novels refutes feedback that Palahniuk’s pursuits are to surprise and sensationalize.

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