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Snuffby Chuck Palahniuk
Synopses & Reviews
From the master of literary mayhem and provocation, a full-frontal Triple X novel that goes where no American work of fiction has gone before
Cassie Wright, porn priestess, intends to cap her legendary career by breaking the world record for serial fornication. On camera. With six hundred 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?
Chuck Palahniuk's eight previous novels are the bestselling Rant, Haunted, Lullaby, Diary, Choke which was made into a 2008 film by director Clark Gregg, starring Sam Rockwell and Anjelica Huston Survivor, Invisible Monsters, and Fight Club, which was made into a film by director David Fincher. He is also the
Narrated from the perspectives of Mr. 72, Mr. 137, and Mr. 600 as they await their turn on camera, a provocative new novel about the role of pornography in contemporary life follows the sexual exploits of porn queen Cassie Wright, who plans to break the world record for serial fornication with six hundred men on camera. 200,000 first printing.
In the crowded greenroom of a porn-movie production, hundreds of men mill around in their boxers, awaiting their turn with the legendary Cassie Wright. An aging adult film star, Cassie Wright intends to cap hercareer by breaking the world record for serial fornication by having sex with 600 men on camera-one of whom may want to kill her. Told from the perspectives of Mr. 72, Mr. 137, Mr. 600, and Sheila, the talentwrangler who must keep it all under control, Snuff is a dark, wild, and lethally funny novel that brings the presence of pornography in contemporary life into the realm of literaryfiction.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About the Author
CHUCK PALAHNIUK's eight novels are the bestselling Rant, Haunted, Lullaby, Fight Club—which was made into a film by director David Fincher—Diary, Survivor, Invisible Monsters, and Choke. He is also the author of the nonfiction profile of Portland, Fugitives and Refugees, published as part of the Crown Journeys series, and the nonfiction collection Stranger Than Fiction. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.
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