There was a moment when Chuck Palahniuk was my favorite author (living or dead). It was right before the release of “Fight Club” (or right after, I forget).
I power-read through his entire catalog at the time.
Partly, it was a matter of timing. Palahniuk’s subversive, taboo prose played perfectly into my 20-something mindset. He was writing books that I couldn’t believe were being written. And I LOVED it.
I imagine it being like reading Terry Southern in his heyday.
His work fell of some for me after that and I stopped following him somewhere around “Stranger than Fiction: True Stories” (an awesome book BTW). Still, when word came out that Palahniuk was working on a “Fight Club” sequel (and it would be a comic book), I was intrigued.
For non-comic book readers, Palahniuk also released “Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread,” a collection of short stories. It includes “Expedition,” which features Tyler Durden in precursor to “Fight Club.” You can read it at Mashable.
I’ll be getting to that tonight.
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