The Grand Sophy uI have choked in public on two different occasionsThe first was at an Olive Garden with my mother where an extremely lanky busboy had to give me the Heimlich to dislodge a chunk of poorly chewed steak consumed during a meal of AlfredoThe second involved another steak related dinner at Doba shared with about a dozen friends An ambulance was called much to my irritationChoking at least in my experience involved vomitingp ropes of phlegm as the body attempts to dislodge the offending article There s nothing comical about it and nothing pops out like a cork splashing comically in someones
Drink It Is Disgusting It is disgusting is frightening and generally feels npleasant for everyone involvedThat s why I can t really view the plot of Choke as being all that credible these If I
Could Give It Negative Stars I Would give it negative stars I would many things I didn t like about the bookhere s a few in list format1 No paragraphsonly phrases It s hard to feel like youre reading a complete thought whenyou re not2 I know sing the word Dude is addictive but oddly enough it s even annoying to read it over and over than to hearsay it3 The way he always and when I say always I mean every time every other page referred to his penis as his dog was nausiating Really Disgusting4 I
Never Gave A Shit gave a shit one single person in this book Not a single one5 There s a chapter at the very end about having sex on planes It s the most descriptive and comprehensive chapter in the book and I can t figure out how it has anything at all to do w the plot I wouldn t be surprised I deleted this review It was old and inflammatory and I ju. Victor Mancini a medical school dropout is an antihero for our deranged times Needing to pay elder care for his mother Victor has devised an ingenious scam he pretends to choke on pieces of food while dining. .
St don t want to talk about Chuck Palahniuk in 2012 Argue somewhere else guys Happy reading I m getting tired of Chuck Palahniuk This the fifth I ve read by
HIM AND I WASN T THEand I wasn t the thrilled I hate it when authors get formulaic And I hate it even when it s from an author that I really really like I can t read Dean Koontz Michael Crichton and others because of this And loved their stories It s just that I figured them out I knew what to expect And what s even worse
Than That Is Thatthat is that knew who the characters would be I knew their mannerisms their O viziune a sentimentelor uirks their motivations Because these authors never change them I don t want to say anything negative about theality of their writing or the Harveys Revised English Grammar uality of the story They re all great they wouldn t be best sellers otherwise I m just bored with the same thing over and over again Choke gave me nothing new from Palahniuk I opened the book and I instantly knew who I was dealing with Inderstood the ancillary characters First of all since reading Edgar Allen Poe in high school I now know to never trust a first person narrative It s just a too too skewed perception Authors Como agua para chocolate use it for misdirection And Palahniuk is no stranger to misdirection His readers expect a twist so he hints at an obvious one Well his readers now know not to fall for the obvious one so we look for clues for the real twist And that s when people There is no human soul and I am absolutely for sure seriously not going to fucking cryreading a chuck palahniuk novel is like one of those long booze soaked all night discussions with someone you ve just met by Inpscale restaurants He then allows himself to be “saved” by fellow patrons who feeling responsible for Victor’s life go on to send checks to support him When he’s not pulling this stunt Victor cr. .
He end of it you re convinced that you ve solved all the world s problems and how to proceed seems so clear once you wake p in the morning you remember how good it was but details are hazy and the big plans are gone his books all share similar themes but i find this to be at the top of the
List I Think Iti think it tied with haunted as his best work and i think it s actually a accomplished book than fight club it s much richer for such a short read this book manages to pick apartthe nature of aging and deaththe perils of being a med studentthe dangers of too much knowledgeinsanity and senilitysex and love or lack thereofgender issueslanguage and semioticsmotherhood and fatherlessnessthe need to have and to be a saviorthe appeal and drawbacks of sarcasm and anarchytourismphotosfetishes and other ways we cling to the pastreligionpornographydrugs and other ways we escape the presentidealismignoranceromanticism and other ways we avoid the futureit s all handled and balanced very delicately and well researched which is a big deal for me he s not an author who s stingy with his ideas he ses lots of gimmicks and touchstones in his
Books To Hold Together Theto hold together the and make the reader feel comfortable
Even In His Tangentsin his tangents is something i like in my novels some people will complain that all his books share some of the same themes and they do this one has the same sort of alternating hopelessness and hopefulness that fight club has and similar fucked p antihero characters i always read his books when i need to be reminded how comparatively normal and pleasant my life really is. Uises sexual addiction recovery workshops for action visits his addled mom and spends his days working at a colonial theme park His creator Chuck Palahniuk is the visionary we need and the satirist we deserv. .