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Choke

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Victor Mancini has devised a complicated scam to pay for his mother's hospital care: pretend to be choking on a piece of food in a restaurant and the person who 'saves you' will feel responsible for you for the rest of their lives. Multiply that a couple of hundred times and you generate a healthy flow of cheques, week in, week out.

Victor also works at a theme park with a motley group of losers, cruises sex addiction groups for action, and visits his mother, whose Alzheimer's disease now hides what may be the startling truth about his parentage.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 19mm | 213g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0099422689
  • 9780099422686
  • 6,158

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Mining a dark vein opened by Bret Easton Ellis and George Saunders, Palahniuk specialises in producing nightmarish visions of American society that manage to be both repugnant and hilarious - the reckless brilliance of his imagination keeps you turning the pages
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The pungent imagery, the witty twists, the chunky rhythms are great * Financial Times * A raw and vital book, punctuated with outrageous, off-the-wall moments * New York Times * Mining a dark vein opened by Bret Easton Ellis and George Saunders, Palahniuk specialises in producing nightmarish visions of American society that manage to be both repugnant and hilarious - the reckless brilliance of his imagination keeps you turning the pages * Literary Review * A wonderful writer with a raw take on modern woes * The Face * Palahniuk's grotesque, exaggerated portrait of American society certainly isn't pretty, but it grips like a vice all the same * The Times *
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About Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk is the bestselling author of fifteen fictional works, including Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, Choke, Lullaby, Diary, Haunted, Rant, Pygmy, Tell-All, Damned, Doomed, Beautiful You, and most recently Make Something Up. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.
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163,817 ratings
3.69 out of 5 stars
5 23% (37,626)
4 37% (61,202)
3 28% (46,550)
2 8% (13,883)
1 3% (4,556)
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