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Al desnudo

by Chuck Palahniuk

Katherine Kenton es una estrella inestable y en decadencia a lo Gloria Swanson en El crepúsculo de los dioses. Con unos ojos que matarían de envidia a la mismísima Elizabeth Taylor y el apetito sexual de Catalina la Grande, Kenton es una caricatura de la famosa actriz. Neurótica y alcoholizada, recluida en lujosas mansiones, amada por millones que solo conocen su imagen y esclava de su desesperada necesidad de ser amada, la vida de la actriz es manejada hábilmente por su incansable sirvienta, Hazie, que también es la narradora de la novela. Cuando entra en escena Webster Carlton Westward III, que corteja a Katherine descaradamente, Hazie, que sospecha de las intenciones del donjuán, se siente amenazada y decide emplearse a fondo para destruir la relación.

Asfixia

by Chuck Palahniuk

Victor Mancini, un estudiante de medicina fracasado, ha diseñado un complejo plan para cubrir los gastos de la atención médica de su madre: fingir que se asfixia con un pedazo de comida en un restaurante para que la persona que acuda a «salvarlo» se sienta responsable de él durante el resto de su vida. Y le pase un cheque. Si se practica en varios centenares de restaurantes, la lluvia de dinero está garantizada. Entre una actuación y otra en los restaurantes, Victor también se gana la vida representando el papel de un campesino miserable en un parque temático dedicado a la América colonial del siglo XVIII, acude a un grupo de terapia para adictos al sexo (la mejor manera de conocer mujeres) y visita a su madre, cuya vena anárquica hizo de la infancia de Victor una auténtica locura. Un antihéroe en tiempos de insania, y una novela que confirma a Palahniuk como una de las voces más frescas y desopilantes de la narrativa norteamericana.

Beautiful You

by Chuck Palahniuk

"A billion husbands are about to be replaced."From the author of Fight Club, the classic portrait of the damaged contemporary male psyche, now comes this novel about the apocalyptic marketing possibilities of a new product that gives new meaning to the term "self-help." Penny Harrigan is a low-level associate in a big Manhattan law firm with an apartment in Queens and no love life at all. So it comes as a great shock when she finds herself invited to dinner by one C. Linus Maxwell, a software mega-billionaire and lover of the most gorgeous and accomplished women on earth. After dining at Manhattan's most exclusive restaurant, he whisks Penny off to a hotel suite in Paris, where he proceeds, notebook in hand, to bring her to previously undreamed-of heights of gratification for days on end. What's not to like? This: Penny discovers that she is a test subject for the final development of a line of feminine products to be marketed in a nationwide chain of boutiques called Beautiful You. So potent and effective are these devices that women by the millions line up outside the stores on opening day and then lock themselves in their room with them and stop coming out. Except for batteries. Maxwell's plan for battery-powered world domination must be stopped. But how? From the Hardcover edition.

Beautiful You

by Chuck Palahniuk

"A billion husbands are about to be replaced." From the author of Fight Club, the classic portrait of the damaged contemporary male psyche, now comes a novel about the apocalyptic marketing possibilities of female pleasure. Sisters will be doing it for themselves. And doing it. And doing it. And doing it some more. . . Penny Harrigan is a low level associate in a big Manhattan law firm with an apartment in Queens and no love life at all. So it comes as a great shock when she finds herself invited to dinner by one C. Linus Maxwell, aka "Climax-Well," a software mega-billionaire and lover of the most gorgeous and accomplished women on earth. After dining at Manhattan's most exclusive restaurant, he whisks Penny of to a hotel suite in Paris, where he proceeds, notebook in hand, to bring her to previously undreamed-of heights of orgasmic pleasure for days on end. What's not to like? This: Penny discovers that she is a test subject for the final development of a line of sex toys to be marketed in a nationwide chain of boutiques called "Beautiful You." So potent and effective are these devices that women by the millions line up outside the stores on opening day and then lock themselves in their room with them and stop coming out. Except to buy batteries. Maxwell's plan for erotically enabled world domination must be stopped. But how?

Burnt Tongues

by Chuck Palahniuk Richard Thomas Dennis Widmyer

Transgressive fiction authors write stories some are afraid to tell. Stories with taboo subjects, unique voices, shocking images-nothing safe or dry.Burnt Tongues is a collection of transgressive stories selected by a rigorous nomination and vetting process and hand-selected by Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club, as the best of The Cult workshop.These stories run the gamut from horrific and fantastic to humorous and touching, but each leaves a lasting impression.Some may say even a scar.

Burnt Tongues

by Chuck Palahniuk Richard Thomas Dennis Widmyer

Transgressive fiction authors write stories some are afraid to tell. Stories with taboo subjects, unique voices, shocking images-nothing safe or dry.Burnt Tongues is a collection of transgressive stories selected by a rigorous nomination and vetting process and hand-selected by Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club, as the best of The Cult workshop.These stories run the gamut from horrific and fantastic to humorous and touching, but each leaves a lasting impression.Some may say even a scar.

Burnt Tongues

by Chuck Palahniuk Richard Thomas Dennis Widmyer

Transgressive fiction authors write stories some are afraid to tell. Stories with taboo subjects, unique voices, shocking images-nothing safe or dry.Burnt Tongues is a collection of transgressive stories selected by a rigorous nomination and vetting process and hand-selected by Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club, as the best of The Cult workshop.These stories run the gamut from horrific and fantastic to humorous and touching, but each leaves a lasting impression.Some may say even a scar.

Choke

by Chuck Palahniuk

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. 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.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Clown Girl

by Chuck Palahniuk Monica Drake

Clown Girl lives in Baloneytown, a seedy neighborhood where drugs, balloon animals, and even rubber chickens contribute to the local currency. Against a backdrop of petty crime, she struggles to live her dreams, calling on cultural masters Charlie Chaplin, Kafka, and da Vinci for inspiration. In an effort to support herself and her layabout performance-artist boyfriend, Clown Girl finds herself unwittingly transformed into a "corporate clown," trapping herself in a cycle of meaningless, high-paid gigs that veer dangerously close to prostitution. Monica Drake has created a novel that riffs on the high comedy of early film stars - most notably Chaplin and W. C. Fields - to raise questions of class, gender, economics, and prejudice. Resisting easy classification, this debut novel blends the bizarre, the humorous, and the gritty with stunning skill.

El club de la lucha

by Chuck Palahniuk

Todos los fines de semana, en sótanos y aparcamientos a lo largo y ancho del país, jóvenes oficinistas se quitan los zapatos y las camisas y pelean entre sí hasta la extenuación. Los lunes regresan a sus despachos con los ojos amoratados, algún diente de menos y un sentimiento embriagador de omnipotencia. Estas reuniones clandestinas son parte del plan con el que Tyler Durden, proyeccionista, camarero y oscuro genio anárquico, aspira a vengarse de una sociedad enferma por el consumismo exacerbado. El club de la lucha, una de las novelas contemporáneas más originales y provocadoras, se convirtió, desde su publicación y la posterior adaptación cinematográfica de David Fincher, en 1999, en un clásico underground.

Condenada

by Chuck Palahniuk

¿Adolescentes en el infierno? Del escritor más polémico de su generación, una novela de iniciación... después de la muerte de su protagonista. La versión más retorcida del infierno. Hija de una estrella de cine narcisista y de un multimillonario, una Navidad Madison es abandonada en un internado suizo mientras sus padres se dedican a impulsar sus nuevos proyectos y a adoptar huerfanitos. Entonces Madison muere por una sobredosis y lo siguiente que sabe es que está en el Infierno rodeada de un variopinto grupo de jóvenes pecadores demasiado bueno para ser cierto: una animadora, un deportista, un empollón y un rockero punk. Unidos por el destino, Madison y sus colegas tendrán que atravesar el Desierto de Caspa y cruzar el Valle de los Pañales Desechables Usados para enfrentarse a Satanás en su ciudadela, y nada podrá detenerlos. ¿Estás ahí, Satanás? Soy yo, Madison. Acabo de llegar aquí, al Infierno, pero no es culpa mía, salvo tal vez por el hecho de haberme muerto de una sobredosis de marihuana. Tal vez esté en el Infierno por ser gorda... Una auténtica foca. Si una puede ir al Infierno por tener la autoestima baja, entonces es por eso por lo que estoy aquí. Ojalá pudiera mentirte y decirte que estoy en los huesos y que soy rubia y tetuda. Pero, créeme, tengo mis razones para estar gorda. Para empezar, déjame que me presente. Reseñas: «Más importante aún es que Palahniuk conserve las facultades que hacen que le sigamos leyendo: sigue siendo divertido a matar, asqueroso cuando se le antoja [...], su lenguaje sigue siendo duro y elástico, sigue trabajando tanto las repeticiones casi musicales como los giros inesperados y, si le viene en gana, puede ser hilarante [...].» Kiko Amat, La Vanguardia «La decimosegunda novela de Palahniuk es tan alegremente obscena como cabría esperar, también es divertidísima [...]. Como novela de iniciación es dulce, inspiradora, está llena de esperanza; como sátira es divertida e irreverente, y está cargada de grandes dosis de entretenimiento.» Michael Schaub, NPR «En Condenada se dan algunas características de El club de la lucha: desafección juvenil, violencia, humor escatológico, una ambientación distópica, sátira cultural como deporte de riesgo... [...] Una aventura rocambolesca de proporciones swifteanas, un parque de atracciones del Infierno que muestra cómo una adolescente con sobrepeso consigue bajarle los humos al mismísimo Diablo.» Claude Peck, Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Damned

by Chuck Palahniuk

Think adolescence is hell? You have no idea... Welcome to Dante's Inferno, by way of The Breakfast Club, from the mind of American fiction's most brilliant troublemaker. "Death, like life, is what you make out of it." So says Madison, the whip-tongued 11-year-old narrator of Damned, Chuck Palahniuk's subversive homage to the young adult genre. Madison is abandoned at her Swiss boarding school over Christmas while her parents are off touting their new film projects and adopting more orphans. Over the holidays she dies of a marijuana overdose--and the next thing she knows, she's in Hell. This is the afterlife as only Chuck Palahniuk could imagine it: a twisted inferno inspired by both the most extreme and mundane of human evils, where The English Patient plays on repeat and roaming demons devour sinners limb by limb. However, underneath Madison's sad teenager affect there is still a child struggling to accept not only the events of her dysfunctional life, but also the truth about her death. For Madison, though, a more immediate source of comfort lies in the motley crew of young sinners she meets during her first days in Hell. With the help of Archer, Babette, Leonard, and Patterson, she learns to navigate Hell--and discovers that she'd rather be mortal and deluded and stupid with those she loves than perfect and alone.

Diario. Una novela

by Chuck Palahniuk

«Nadie hay más brutalmente tierno que Palahniuk en la joven ficción norteamericana. Con él está asegurada la diversión.» El Mundo «Corra a comprar los libros de Palahniuk. Vaya a la biblioteca del barrio. Pídaselos a un amigo. Róbelos. Pero léalo. Ya está tardando.» ABC Cultural «Narrada con una prosa cruda y que elude florituras, sus novelas son salvajes y divertidas en su dramatismo.» El País

Diary

by Chuck Palahniuk

Misty Wilmot has had it. Once a promising young artist, she's now stuck on an island ruined by tourism, drinking too much and working as a waitress in a hotel. Her husband, a contractor, is in a coma after a suicide attempt, but that doesn't stop his clients from threatening Misty with lawsuits over a series of vile messages they've found on the walls of houses he remodeled.Suddenly, though, Misty finds her artistic talent returning as she begins a period of compulsive painting. Inspired but confused by this burst of creativity, she soon finds herself a pawn in a larger conspiracy that threatens to cost hundreds of lives. What unfolds is a dark, hilarious story from America's most inventive nihilist, and Palahniuk's most impressive work to date.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Doomed

by Chuck Palahniuk

Madison Spencer, the liveliest and snarkiest dead girl in the universe, continues the afterlife adventure begun in Chuck Palahniuk's bestseller Damned. Just as that novel brought us a brilliant Hell that only he could imagine, Doomed is a dark and twisted apocalyptic vision from this provocative storyteller.The bestselling Damned chronicled Madison's journey across the unspeakable (and really gross) landscape of the afterlife to confront the Devil himself. But her story isn't over yet. In a series of electronic dispatches from the Great Beyond, Doomed describes the ultimate showdown between Good and Evil. After a Halloween ritual gone awry, Madison finds herself trapped in Purgatory--or, as mortals like you and I know it, Earth. She can see and hear every detail of the world she left behind, yet she's invisible to everyone who's still alive. Not only do people look right through her, they walk right through her as well. The upside is that, no longer subject to physical limitations, she can pass through doors and walls. Her first stop is her parents' luxurious apartment, where she encounters the ghost of her long-deceased grandmother. For Madison, the encounter triggers memories of the awful summer she spent upstate with Nana Minnie and her grandfather, Papadaddy. As she revisits the painful truth of what transpired over those months (including a disturbing and finally fatal meeting in a rest stop's fetid men's room, in which . . . well, never mind), her saga of eternal damnation takes on a new and sinister meaning. Satan has had Madison in his sights from the very beginning: through her and her narcissistic celebrity parents, he plans to engineer an era of eternal damnation. For everyone. Once again, our unconventional but plucky heroine must face her fears and gather her wits for the battle of a lifetime. Dante Alighieri, watch your back; Chuck Palahniuk is gaining on you.

Doomed

by Chuck Palahniuk

Madison Spencer, the liveliest and snarkiest dead girl in the universe, continues the afterlife adventure begun in Chuck Palahniuk's bestseller Damned. Just as that novel brought us a brilliant Hell that only he could imagine, Doomed is a dark and twisted apocalyptic vision from this provocative storyteller.The bestselling Damned chronicled Madison's journey across the unspeakable (and really gross) landscape of the afterlife to confront the Devil himself. But her story isn't over yet. In a series of electronic dispatches from the Great Beyond, Doomed describes the ultimate showdown between Good and Evil. After a Halloween ritual gone awry, Madison finds herself trapped in Purgatory--or, as mortals like you and I know it, Earth. She can see and hear every detail of the world she left behind, yet she's invisible to everyone who's still alive. Not only do people look right through her, they walk right through her as well. The upside is that, no longer subject to physical limitations, she can pass through doors and walls. Her first stop is her parents' luxurious apartment, where she encounters the ghost of her long-deceased grandmother. For Madison, the encounter triggers memories of the awful summer she spent upstate with Nana Minnie and her grandfather, Papadaddy. As she revisits the painful truth of what transpired over those months (including a disturbing and finally fatal meeting in a rest stop's fetid men's room, in which . . . well, never mind), her saga of eternal damnation takes on a new and sinister meaning. Satan has had Madison in his sights from the very beginning: through her and her narcissistic celebrity parents, he plans to engineer an era of eternal damnation. For everyone. Once again, our unconventional but plucky heroine must face her fears and gather her wits for the battle of a lifetime. Dante Alighieri, watch your back; Chuck Palahniuk is gaining on you.

Dora: A Headcase

by Chuck Palahniuk Lidia Yuknavitch

Dora: A Headcase is a contemporary coming-of-age story based on Freud's famous case study-retold and revamped through Dora's point of view, with shotgun blasts of dark humor and sexual play.Ida needs a shrink . . . or so her philandering father thinks, and he sends her to a Seattle psychiatrist. Immediately wise to the head games of her new shrink, whom she nicknames Siggy, Ida begins a coming-of-age journey. At the beginning of her therapy, Ida, whose alter ego is Dora, and her small posse of pals engage in "art attacks." Ida's in love with her friend Obsidian, but when she gets close to intimacy, she faints or loses her voice. Ida and her friends hatch a plan to secretly film Siggy and make an experimental art film. But something goes wrong at a crucial moment-at a nearby hospital Ida finds her father suffering a heart attack. While Ida loses her voice, a rough cut of her experimental film has gone viral, and unethical media agents are hunting her down. A chase ensues in which everyone wants what Ida has.

Eres hermosa

by Chuck Palahniuk

En esta descarada sátira social sobre el consumo de masas, Chuck Palahniuk vuelve a desafiar los límites de lo extremo, explorando las apocalípticas posibilidades del marketing para el placer femenino en un mundo en el que mil millones de maridos están a punto de ser reemplazados. Tras abandonar su Nebraska natal con la intención de triunfar como abogada en la Gran Manzana, Penny Harrigan se ha quedado estancada como chica de los cafés y los recados en un prestigioso bufete de abogados de Manhattan. Nunca ha dejado de ser una muchacha de pueblo, con un físico de lo más corriente y una vida amorosa nula. Por ello, Penny no da crédito a su suerte el día que la invita a cenar C. Linus Maxwell, reputado multimillonario y magnate del sector tecnológico, y un codiciado soltero de oro al que la prensa del corazón llama «el Gran Clímax». Bastará una primera cena en el restaurante más exclusivo de Manhattan para que Penny acabe en la habitación de un hotel de París, disfrutando de los inimaginables placeres que le proporcionan ciertos objetos diseñados por su nuevo amante. Pero el interés de Maxwell hacia Penny parece tener poco que ver con el romanticismo y mucho con una nueva línea de productos que ha de revolucionar la vida de las mujeres. Críticas:«Una opinión inteligente y satírica sobre la misoginia, la fama, el mundo de la moda, la autoayuda y la ciencia. [...] Nada es sagrado y todo es pasto de las llamas, desde la cultura popular al mundo de las celebridades.»USA today «Una vez más, Palahniuk sobrepasa los límites en esta sátira sobre el consumo de masas y el sexo.»Publishers Weekly «El retrato exagerado y grotesco que Palahniuk hace de la sociedad americana es todo menos agradable, pero aun así engancha irremediablemente.»The Times «El autor de El Club de la lucha nos ofrece una sátira social mordaz que deja en ridículo a la Lisístrata de Aristófanes; y que da mucho de qué hablar.»Library Journal «La legión de fans de Palahniuk van a adorar todos sus excesos»San Francisco Chronicle

Error humano

by Chuck Palahniuk

«Tal vez nuestra generación haya encontrado otro Don DeLillo.»Bret Easton Ellis«Como Edgar Allan Poe, Palahniuk es un incansable proveedor tóxico de un creciente horror. En su caso, convierte el nihilismo en diversión.»Henry Alford, Vanity Fair«Palahniuk siempre ha dicho que sus libros son mera observación y, cuando uno lee sobre los lugares a los que va y la gente a la que conoce, es fácil creerlo.»Alice Fisher, Time Out London

Fantasmas

by Chuck Palahniuk

Inmersos en un escenario aislado de las preocupaciones mundanas, los escritores llegan dispuestos a escribir su obra maestra. No obstante, la colonia de escritores resulta ser un lugar apartado del mundo, un viejo teatro abandonado, donde la comida, la electricidad y los suministros básicos son bienes escasos. En estas condiciones precarias, los protagonistas comenzarán a escribir historias terroríficas hasta llegar a un grado de maquinación diabólico, y alzarse ante la masa como héroes de una película documental. Fantasmas es al mismo tiempo una sátira provocativa sobre el ansia de notoriedad y un homenaje a los clásicos del género de terror en la línea de Los cuentos de Canterbury o Frankenstein. «La obra de ficción más original de este año. Definitivamente, su última novela no es para cobardes.»The Guardian «Si por algo es conocido Chuck Palahniuk es por su deseo de conmocionar; con Fantasmas no podemos decir que haya cambiado de rumbo.»The Daily Telegraph

Fight Club: A Novel

by Chuck Palahniuk

The first rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club. In his debut novel, Chuck Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation's most visionary satirist. Fight Club's estranged narrator leaves his lackluster job when he comes under the thrall of Tyler Durden, an enigmatic young man who holds secret boxing matches in the basement of bars. There two men fight "as long as they have to." A gloriously original work that exposes what is at the core of our modern world.

Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon

by Chuck Palahniuk

The author of the best-selling novel reveals his favorite Portland, Oregon landmarks in this autobiographical travel guide that describes the City of Roses as "the home of America's fugitives and refugees." Covering a bit of culture and a bit of history, the guide begins with a Portland vocabulary lesson and then offers descriptive listings of selected restaurants (with key recipes), architecture, museums, swingers' sex clubs (gay and straight), events, transportation, shopping, and photo opportunities, along with wry commentary from the author. The guide does not include maps, photographs, or an index. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Haunted

by Chuck Palahniuk

Haunted is a novel made up of twenty-three horrifying, hilarious, and stomach-churning stories. They're told by people who have answered an ad for a writer's retreat and unwittingly joined a "Survivor"-like scenario where the host withholds heat, power, and food. As the storytellers grow more desperate, their tales become more extreme, and they ruthlessly plot to make themselves the hero of the reality show that will surely be made from their plight. This is one of the most disturbing and outrageous books you'll ever read, one that could only come from the mind of Chuck Palahniuk.From the Trade Paperback edition.he Real World meets Alive. It draws from a great literary tradition--The Canterbury Tales, The Decameron, the English storytellers in the Villa Diodati who produced, among other works, Frankenstein--to tell an utterly contemporary tale of people desperate that their story be told at any cost. Appallingly entertaining, Haunted is Chuck Palahniuk at his finest--which means his most extreme and his most provocative.

Invisible Monsters: A Novel

by Chuck Palahniuk

Love, betrayal, petty larceny, and high fashion fuel this deliciously comic novel from the author of Fight Club. She's a fashion model who has everything: a boyfriend, a career, a loyal best friend. But when a sudden freeway "accident" leaves her disfigured and incapable of speech, she goes from being the beautiful center of attention to being an invisible monster, so hideous that no one will acknowledge that she exists. Enter Brandy Alexander, Queen Supreme, one operation away from becoming a real woman, who will teach her that reinventing yourself means erasing your past and making up something better. And that salvation hides in the last places you'll ever want to look.

Invisible Monsters Remix

by Chuck Palahniuk

For the first time in hardcover, an expanded, radically refashioned "director's cut" of a favorite Chuck Palahniuk novel. Injected with new material and special design elements, Invisible Monsters Remix fulfills Chuck Palahniuk's original vision for his 1999 novel, turning a daring satire on beauty and the fashion industry into an even more wildly unique reading experience. Palahniuk's fashion-model protagonist has it all--boyfriend, career, loyal best friend--until an accident destroys her face, her ability to speak, and her self-esteem. Enter Brandy Alexander, Queen Supreme, one operation away from becoming a bona-fide woman. Laced in are new chapters of memoir and further scenes with the book's characters. Readers will jump between chapters, reread the book to understand the dissolve between fiction and fact, and decipher the playful book design, embarking on a ride they'll never forget. All type irregularities in the text are intended.

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