Today is Chuck Palahniuk’s birthday. Chuck is one of my favorite authors, not only because of his unique writing skill, but he has this uncanny ability to see through the bullshit and show you things as they are, not as people wish they were.
The author of Fight Club was born on this day in 1962, which means he is exactly 4 years older than me. If I was the type to be envious, I would be envious of Chuck and the level of work he has published in a relatively short period of time. His latest book to be turned into a movie, Choke, looks like it might be just as good as Fight Club and if the book is any indication, whatever you thought about Fight Club, you will find in spades with Choke.
I read Choke a few years ago and it changed my view of what contemporary fiction can be. If you like fiction, you owe it to yourself to explore Chuck’s world.
Join me in wishing Chuckie P a happy 46th.