Haunted: a novel of stories

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Hauntedby Chuck Palahniuk is a novel made up of stories: Twenty-three of them, to be precise. Twenty-three of the most horrifying, hilarious, mind-blowing, stomach-churning tales you'll ever encounter--sometimes all at once. They are told by people who have answered an ad headlined "Writers' Retreat: Abandon Your Life for Three Months," and who are led to believe that here they will leave behind all the distractions of "real life" that are keeping them from creating the masterpiece that is in them. But "here" turns out to be a cavernous and ornate old theater where they are utterly isolated from the outside world--and where heat and power and, most important, food are in increasingly short supply. And the more desperate the circumstances become, the more extreme the stories they tell--and the more devious their machinations become to make themselves the hero of the inevitable play/movie/nonfiction blockbuster that will surely be made from their plight. Hauntedis on one level a satire of reality television--The Real WorldmeetsAlive. 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,Hauntedis Chuck Palahniuk at his finest--which means his most extreme and his most provocative.
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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.

BONUS: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Chuck Palahniuk's Doomed.

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