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Rant

Postby doodoobird on Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:03 am

Has anyone read RANT by CHUCK PALAHNIUK?
I've had it for awhile but have not gotten around to reading it yet. Is it any good? Worth reading? I've skimmed it a bit and I dont think I will like it. These days, I just dont got the time to read crap. Anyway, I will appreciate a little book review if anyone has read it.
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Re: Rant

Postby Betsy_Boo on Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:16 am

I'm not a huge fan...I liked Diary, but tried to read a couple of others and couldn't get past the first 30 pages or so. I do know that the people who love him, reeeally love him. I think it comes down to a matter of taste and he's just not my cup o' tea. Sorry.
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Re: Rant

Postby James on Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:00 pm

I'll stick my head out there and say
that I liked Rant. Turned me into
a Palahniuk fan. The story is hard
to stick with but comes together in
a very sick way in the end. Ah,
Buster Casey, I'm just glad he's a
literary figure. I want to write about
the book, but forcing myself to stop.
Read it for sure. If you don't like it,
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Re: Rant

Postby doodoobird on Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:58 pm

I am a huge Palahniuk fan. I cant believe I neglected to mention him in the fav authors thread. Anyway, I just think the style its written in will get old really fast. Its by no means a traditional novel. Its like a bunch of short paragraph long witness accounts that progress the main story. Sounds interesting but I dont know if it will hold me.
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Re: Rant

Postby Mr._Hex on Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:54 pm

I have trouble getting into Palahniuk's work... it all feels so pretentious and full of itself. Rant looks interesting, though.
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Re: Rant

Postby Janice on Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:01 pm

After Diary it just became really obvious to me (and I honestly don't know why it took me that long) that all Chuck's books have the same theme and the same style and I wind up with an annoying sense of deja vu (e.g. haven't I read this brand new book before...?). I thought Rant would be different, hoped that the change in format would bring some kind of evolution in his work, but I was sadly disappointed.

Rant sucked. I hope that one of these days he gets past his current crop of issues and starts beating a slightly less dead horse, but just the same I won't be reading any more of his books.
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Re: Rant

Postby Dana_Jean on Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:58 pm

Oh crap Janice, I just bought one of his books to read. Not sure which one, but it's there in my TBR pile.
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Re: Rant

Postby Janice on Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:22 pm

It should be fine, as long as you don't go on a Palahniuk binge and attempt to read them all. :wink:
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Re: Rant

Postby Dana_Jean on Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:19 pm

Whew!

Note to self: No Pahalahlhohiikkk binging.
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Re: Rant

Postby Betsy_Boo on Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:03 pm

I agree...Diary was the only one I liked.
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Re: Rant

Postby Betsy_Boo on Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:12 pm

Well...I have to disagree with my last statement...at least so far. I'm about halfway through RANT and I'm actually enjoying it in a sick sorta way. I'll let you know what I ultimately think of it when I finish it.
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Re: Rant

Postby dragynlady on Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:21 pm

I actually really liked this book, but I am a fan. I enjoyed the way the story came together in a sort of jigsaw kind of way. I would have moments reading something that would illuminate something from earlier in the book and it would be such an "ah ha" moment. Palahniuk definatley is a love him or hate him kind of author. Diary, Rant, Invisible Monsters, and Lullaby were all favs. I bought Snuff, but couldn't get throuhg the first few pages - the subject matter is the kind that makes me cringe and want to cross my legs permenantly. I thought that might upset my better half so I have accepted that it will remain an unread book in my library.
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Re: Rant

Postby Betsy_Boo on Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:37 pm

I guess I have to revise my earlier statement...I really liked RANT. I guess Chuck P. is a kind of hit or miss for me. Thanks for the heads up about SNUFF...I'm not a fan of sicko sex stuff in my books. But Buster Casey? He reminded me of my brother, on a larger scale of course. That thing with the Halloween party? That's something my brother would've done if he'd thought he could get away with it!
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Re: Rant

Postby Francesca on Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:31 am

Well I guess...I have a date with Chuck Palahniuk next month.
He has a new book out. Tell All.
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Re: Rant

Postby Romeo_Haight on Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:44 am

Francesca wrote:Well I guess...I have a date with Chuck Palahniuk next month.
He has a new book out. Tell All.

i'll have it the day it comes out. been a palahniuk fan since 1999. if i could make it through pygmy i can get through anything
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