Thursday, March 20, 2008

Chuck Palahniuk News - Another New Book?

Wow...2008 thus far has been one heck of a year for the artist currently known as Chuck Palahniuk! As you may know if you check this blog out frequently you've noticed I'm a HUGE fan, and would consider Chuck to be one of my all-time favorite authors. Well as I've posted a few times here, his new book "Snuff" is due out May 20th, and is about a special kind of subject matter, that I'll leave to "the Cult" website to explain.

...anyway the most current news around the campfire is that Chuck has already finished the first draft of his new-new book due out in 2009, which is tentatively entitled "Pygmy". You can read about the plot below. If you have never read a book by Chuck before, it should be noted that 9/10ths of the humor, wit, sarcasm and storyline is in the back story, which is never revealed even through the first few chapters. Any and all of his books are HIGHLY recommended, although it should be noted (without specificity) that his stories are not for the faint of heart!

"I’ve just finished the first draft of a novel called "Pygmy," a dark comedy about terrorism and racism. The lead character is a 13-year-old foreign exchange student sent to live with a suburban, white, middle-class family. Oh, and they’re Christians. The visit is for six months, and he’s one of a dozen similar kids, all shipped to America to live with typical families.

The secret truth is that Pygmy is a terrorist, trained since infancy in martial arts, chemistry and radical hatred of the United States. He has six months to build a prize-winning project for the National Science Fair. If he succeeds, he and his project will go to Washington, D.C. for the finals competition -- where the project will explode, killing millions."

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