Thursday: "Gritty" Palahniuk @ Town Hall Seattle

I don’t really know how to describe Chuck Palahniuk so I went with “gritty”. I think it’s better than “satirical” which is what I thought his first name was for awhile. Anyway, he reads (presumably) from his new novel Snuff [powells] tonight at Town Hall Seattle. Snuff takes a distinctly Palahniukian look at porn. Specifically, it’s about a woman who wants to break the record for serial fornication – 600 men, if possible. Hijinks, gross stuff, murder, and intrigue ensue, etc.

From his publisher:

His [Palahniuk’s] wild, lethally funny, and thoroughly researched novel brings the huge yet underacknowledged presence of pornography in contemporary life into the realm of literary fiction at last.

Not that I’m one to talk, but underacknolwedged is not a word (it’s two words). Also, if the first question of Mr. Palahniuk tonight isn’t, “What does thoroughly researched mean to you?” I’ll be disappointed.

Here’s a video produced by the 132 member marketing team Mr. Palahniuk employs to promote his books (potentially NSFW):

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymok-lh9XM4[/youtube]

Finally, feel free to join Mr. Palahniuk’s social networking website. Membership is free and you get to work out all your gritty, satirical stories with other members.

Town Hall Seattle :: 7:30 PM :: FREE

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