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Tender Branson — last surviving member of the so-called "Creedish Death Cult" — is dictating his incredible life story into the flight recorder of Flight 2039, cruising on autopilot at 39,000 feet somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. He is all alone in the plane, which will shortly reach and crash into the vast Australian outback. Before it does, he will unfold the tale of his journey from an obedient Creedish child and humble domestic servant to an ultra-buffed, steroid- and collagen-packed media messiah, author of a best-selling autobiography, , and the even better selling (The Prayer to Delay Orgasm, The Prayer to Prevent Hair Loss, The Prayer to Silence Car Alarms). He'll even share his insight that "the only difference between suicide and martyrdom is press coverage," and deny responsibility for the Tender Branson Sensitive Materials Landfill — a 20,000-acre repository for the nation's outdated pornography. Among other matters both bizarre and trenchant. Not since Kurt Vonnegut's and Jerzy Kosinski's has there been as black and telling a satire on the wages of fame and the bedrock lunacy of the modern world. Survivor is Chuck Palahniuk at his deadpan peak, and it marks him as a blazing talent for the new millennium.

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From the author of the underground sensation , a mesmerizing, unnerving, and hilarious vision of cult and post-cult life.

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Tender Branson'"last surviving member of the Creedish Death Cult'"is dictating his life story into Flight 2039"s recorder. He is all alone in the airplane, which will crash shortly into the vast Australian outback. But before it does, he will unfold the tale of his journey from an obedient Creedish child to an ultra-buffed, steroid- and collagen-packed media messiah. Unpredictable and unforgettable, Survivoris Chuck Palahniuk at his deadpan peak: a mesmerizing, unnerving, and hilarious satire on the wages of fame and the bedrock lunacy of the modern world.

About the Author

Chuck Palahniuk, the author of many novels including Fight Club, which was made into a movie directed by David Fincher, as well as Invisible Monsters, Diary, Lullaby, Choke, Pygmy, and Survivor. He lives in Washington State.

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Clark, October 1, 2007 (view all comments by Clark)
This book is easily one of the best novels I have ever read. Survivor is just as good as Fight Club, both are equally entertaining. Palahniuk paints vivid characters and settings with his words, you do not have to struggle to imagine who or what he incorporates into his books. This book takes aim with religious fanatics and the obsession over the apocalypse. Chuck Palahniuk offers refreshing and new ways of looking at the world, and Survivor definately does not disappoint. I do not want to give away details of the book, because I cannot do it justice. Try this book, sit back and relax as you enjoy what is going on in the mind of this talented writer.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393047028
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Palahniuk, Chuck
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Autobiography
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Cults
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Suicide victims
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
19990217
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.6 x 5.8 x 1.2 in 1.075 lb

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"Synopsis" by , From the author of the underground sensation , a mesmerizing, unnerving, and hilarious vision of cult and post-cult life.
"Synopsis" by , Tender Branson'"last surviving member of the Creedish Death Cult'"is dictating his life story into Flight 2039"s recorder. He is all alone in the airplane, which will crash shortly into the vast Australian outback. But before it does, he will unfold the tale of his journey from an obedient Creedish child to an ultra-buffed, steroid- and collagen-packed media messiah. Unpredictable and unforgettable, Survivoris Chuck Palahniuk at his deadpan peak: a mesmerizing, unnerving, and hilarious satire on the wages of fame and the bedrock lunacy of the modern world.
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