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Choke

Choke 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 wh

  • Title: Choke
  • Author: Chuck Palahniuk
  • ISBN: 9780385720922
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 in upscale 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 WhVictor 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 in upscale 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 cruises 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 deserve.

    Choke Definition of Choke by Merriam Webster Choke definition is to check or block normal breathing of by compressing or obstructing the trachea or by poisoning or adulterating available air How to use choke in a sentence. Choke May , Directed by Gregory Hatanaka With Shane Ryan, Scott Butler, Sarah Brine, Lisa London The lines between reality and fiction, and good and bad blur when both a nihilistic detective and a serial killer s affairs with a mysterious girl overlap. Choke Definition of Choke at Dictionary Choke definition, to stop the breath of by squeezing or obstructing the windpipe strangle stifle See . Choke Oct , A sex addicted con man pays for his mother s hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.

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    About Author

    1. Chuck Palahniuk says:
      Written in stolen moments under truck chassis and on park benches to a soundtrack of The Downward Spiral and Pablo Honey, Fight Club came into existence The adaptation of Fight Club was a flop at the box office, but achieved cult status on DVD The film s popularity drove sales of the novel Chuck put out two novels in 1999, Survivor and Invisible Monsters Choke, published in 2001, became Chuck s first New York Times bestseller Chuck s work has always been infused with personal experience, and his next novel, Lullaby, was no exception Chuck credits writing Lullaby with helping him cope with the tragic death of his father Diary and the non fiction guide to Portland, Fugitives and Refugees, were released in 2003 While on the road in support of Diary, Chuck began reading a short story entitled Guts, which would eventually become part of the novel Haunted.In the years that followed, he continued to write, publishing the bestselling Rant, Snuff, Pygmy, Tell All, a remix of Invisible Monsters, Damned, and most recently, Doomed Chuck also enjoys giving back to his fans, and teaching the art of storytelling has been an important part of that In 2004, Chuck began submitting essays to ChuckPalahniuk on the craft of writing These were How To pieces, straight out of Chuck s personal bag of tricks, based on the tenants of minimalism he learned from Tom Spanbauer Every month, a Homework Assignment would accompany the lesson, so Workshop members could apply what they had learned all 36 of these essays can currently be found on The Cult s sister site, LitReactor.Then, in 2009, Chuck increased his involvement by committing to read and review a selection of fan written stories each month The best stories are currently set to be published in Burnt Tongues, a forthcoming anthology, with an introduction written by Chuck himself His next novel, Beautiful You, is due out in October 2014.

    Comment 947 on “Choke

    1. Madeline says:
      If you re going to read this, don t bother After a couple pages, you won t want to be here So forget it Go away Get out while you re still in one piece Save yourself What happens here is first going to piss you off After that it just gets worse and worse I always feel a little stupid reviewing a Chuck Palahniuk book It always seems like a futile effort Especially with Choke, which opens with the above quote How can you review a book like that If you like it, you re an idiot who s too easily amus [...]

    2. Darga says:
      There is no human soul, and I am absolutely for sure seriously not going to fucking cry reading a chuck palahniuk novel is like one of those long booze soaked all night discussions with someone you ve just met by the 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 up 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 to [...]

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    4. Megs ♥ says:
      As with every Chuck Palahniuk book I ve read so far I really enjoyed Choke.This book had a lot going on for one that was a mere 159 pages on the Nook I just want to say that this book was amazing If you re one of Chuck s fans I am guessing you will love this, since it s got his usual satire, style, humor, and repetition Also, great writing of course There are some great messages in Chuck s books, some are less obvious, some are hidden completely, some are in your face, and some are crammed down [...]

    5. Max Ostrovsky says:
      I m getting tired of Chuck Palahniuk This the fifth book I ve read by him and I wasn t the least bit 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 that I knew who the characters would be I knew their mannerisms, their quirks, their motivation [...]

    6. Adam says:
      I deleted this review It was old and inflammatory, and I just don t want to talk about Chuck Palahniuk in 2012 Argue somewhere else, guys Happy reading.

    7. Saleh MoonWalker says:
      .We ve spent so much time judging what other people created that we ve created very, very little of our own.

    8. Jonathan Ashleigh says:
      Many themes in this book were enjoyable even if many of them were unlikely The main character works at a medieval theme park and spends nights pretending to need the Heimlich maneuver because he claims that someone that saves your life has a need to continue taking care of you I always thought that was the other way around and the save y has to look over and protect the save er I most enjoyed the part where stones are beginning to fill the house and one character mentions that it feels as though [...]

    9. Nathan says:
      Wow A book about a suburban white boy with low self esteem and mommy issues How novel I ve been told time and again by friends I otherwise respect to read Chuck Palahniuk Well, I finally did, and it made me realize I ve got too many friends Choke is deeply funny in places, but at times it very much does not feel like it has any kind of natural rhythm, and it often seems contrived purely for the sake of the sick laugh I haven t lost faith in Palahniuk and will probably read something else by him, [...]

    10. Lisa says:
      If I could give it negative stars, I would So many things I didn t like about the book s a few in list format 1 No paragraphsy phrases It s hard to feel like youre reading a complete thought, when.you re not.2 I know using the word Dude is addictive, but oddly enough, it s even annoying to read it over and over than to hear say it.3 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 Disgusting.4 I never gave a shit [...]


    11. Nicholas Karpuk says:
      I have choked in public on two different occasions.The 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 Alfredo.The second involved another steak related dinner at QDoba shared with about a dozen friends An ambulance was called much to my irritation.Choking, at least in my experience involved vomiting up ropes of phlegm as the body attempts to dislodge the offending articl [...]

    12. Chris says:
      So much better than Fight Club It s not as grotesque, but it s much , oh, I don t know, how can I put this fucked up It s one those books that don t make any sense at all while you re reading it Why are they doing that Who the hell is she But at the end of the novel, everything, everything comes together and it all makes sense Plus, you will get one the most insane mind fucks of all time IF you make it to the end It was the last book to make gasp out loud and scream out, Holy shit Did that just [...]

    13. Γκέλλυ says:
      If somebody is starting to read Chuck Palahniuk for the first timee first book they read of his will always be their favorite Invisible monsters, , , .


    14. Shovelmonkey1 says:
      This was my first introduction to Chuck Palahnuik Hello Chuck I m one of your followers on.I m not as weird as any of your characters but maybe one day you ll not write about self help groups and instead will write about online book groups After all bookishness is kind of an addiction too right Or maybe it s a compulsion Or a bit of both Just take a look around Like facebook for the literate.And immoderate.And insane I think there s scope.Let me know what you think.A weird place to start given t [...]

    15. Chris_P says:
      4 stars, although it could very well be 5 In fact, I don t know why I don t give it 5 I liked it than Invisible Monsters, almost as much as I liked Fight Club The I read the guy, the I come to believe he s a genius of a kind At the beginning, he warns the readers to stay away from the book as it will only make them sick Do I need to worry about the fact that not only did it not make me sick, but I actually loved it Do I need to worry about the fact that I felt my blood boiling in a good way w [...]

    16. Kecia says:
      I just couldn t do it I could not read this drivel It s not subversive It s not funny It s not interesting It s not shocking It is juvenile.Franzen s The Corrections, Roth s Portnoy s Complaint, and BBE s American Phycho are not in my favorites by any stretch of the imaginationbut at least these three have ideas and can actually write even if I didn t want to read what they were writing about.And PLEASE don t compare this guy to the genius who was Kurt Vonnegut Just don t even go there.If you th [...]

    17. Austin says:
      Chuck Palahniuk cannot end a book to save his life none of the ones I ve read were very satisfying in the end But what he does do extremely well is tell short, interesting, and often funny anecdotes that are nearly all based on real, actual events that happen to people every day, and that is not something to be taken lightly If it could be read as a series of events that are all interesting in and of themselves, Choke would be his best book, a hilarious and compelling series of slice o life narr [...]


    18. Kristen says:
      If you pick this book up, don t even bother looking at the back cover, what is written there cannot even begin to tell you what you are about to read I picked this book up based off of a few different people s recommendations and hearing the author s name dropped by several of my favorite authors I had been told over and over how absolutely hysterical this book is, so of course I had to read it.First let me warn you this book is not for everyone in fact it s not for most people, but there is a s [...]

    19. Miquel Reina says:
      Choke is one of those books that it still lies in my head I remember when my College professor of ethics and aesthetics commanded us to read the short story Guts of Chuck Palahniuk He warned us in how unpleasant would be to read it But after reading it I thought that the author had a way of telling stories so visceral and cruel that attracted me So inquiring about him I found the book Choke.In Choke the protagonist is the character who has defects, misery, and less ethical values than other o [...]

    20. Noce says:
      E se invece Ges avesse passato la giovinezza a commettere errori Prima di azzeccare il suo primo miracolo Divertente, brillante, delirante, vorticoso A partire dall incipit Se stai per metterti a leggere, evita tra un paio di pagine vorrai essere da un altra parte Perci lascia perdere Vattene Sparisci, finch sei intero Salvati Ci sar pure qualcosa di meglio alla tv Oppure, se proprio hai del tempo da buttare, che so, potresti iscriverti a un corso serale Diventare un dottore Cos magari riesci a [...]

    21. Bree says:
      Psychotic isn t the right word, but it s the first word that comes to mind.Seriously, this book is WEIRD But, having said that, it s what made it so entertaining The story never really WENT anywhere, though the ending was a surprise The whole book was random, jumping from one thing to another choking here, going to work, visiting his mom, going into his pastd there was a lot of pretty graphic areas regarding sex On the whole, I pretty much hated the main character, he seemed like such a pig, but [...]

    22. Erasmia Kritikou says:
      , , , , _________ , Fight Club , , , 12 , 18 , , , , , , , , , , , quot , , , , , , , , ,

    23. Amy says:
      Excerpt Here, I m supposed to tell her the truth I admire addicts In a world where everybody is waiting for some blind, random disaster or some sudden disease, the addict has the comfort of knowing what will most likely wait for him down the road He s taken some control over his ultimate fate, and his addiction keeps the cause of his death from being a total surprise In a way, being an addict is very proactive A good addiction takes the guesswork out of death There is such a thing as planning yo [...]

    24. Neil Walker says:
      Chuck Palahniuk is one of the four authors listed as my biggest influences on my author page, the other three being Stephen King, William Shakespeare and Bret Easton Ellis Like Fight Club, and Chuck Palahniuk s other works, Choke contains numerous very quotable and sometimes quite devastating lines At some point, your memories, your stories, your adventures, will be the only things you ll have left While Choke may not have been as obvious an influence on Drug Gang as Fight Club was, the style, t [...]

    25. Naomi says:
      Once again, Palahniuk provides perfect social commentary Essential to understanding America and ourselves, Choke invites you to consider your life holistically, question what you know, and examine the quotidian anew In addition, Palahniuk challenges us to find the best of ourselves, to focus less on Saint Me, and to experience fully those near life experiences he documents so well in Fight Club Another marvel, another marvel.

    26. Anthony Chavez says:
      Bravo Palahniuk, Bra ha vo Man am I late to the Palahniuk party, geez This book was amazing, his writing impeccable The man can weave sentences in ways very few can I agree this man s writing should be taught in philosophy courses To review a book that s starts with this If you re going to read this, don t bother After a couple pages, you won t want to be here So forget it Go away Get out while you re still in one piece Save yourself What happens here is first going to piss you off After that it [...]

    27. Kelly (and the Book Boar) says:
      Victor spends his days working as an indentured servant in Colonial America He spends his nights rotating between attending sex addicts anonymous and faking his own untimely demise by choking in high end restaurants Once saved, Victor then maintains contact with said rescuers in the hopes that they will send him enough money to cover his mother s monthly nursing home bill Chuck Palahniuk is a very polarizing figure in modern day literature you either love him or hate him I fall into the absolute [...]

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