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Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Chuck the Great

Another great work of fiction... Not my favorite Chuck book, but a good read...

posted by daredog on September 13, 2010

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Other reviewers say that if you like Palahniuk you will love this book. I could not disagree more. This book is just a recycled 'Fight Club'. Let's review. We are shaped by our families, culture and the media. If we do not understand that then we are leading someon...
Other reviewers say that if you like Palahniuk you will love this book. I could not disagree more. This book is just a recycled 'Fight Club'. Let's review. We are shaped by our families, culture and the media. If we do not understand that then we are leading someone else's life. If we do see through that veil we can follow our own true path within our society. Or we can Chuck the whole thing and realise we are just clever animals. We can take the idea that life is 'nasty, brutish and short' to its extreme conclusion. Your garden variety rebel distills life to sex and drugs and rock and roll. Your true rebel distills life to sex and destruction and rant and rage. The trap is that for every authentic anti-hero, like Tyler Durden or Rant Casey, there is a pathetic cast of wannabes ironically trying to live someone else's life. This book would have been OK if 'Fight Club' had not been written first. Chuck Palahniuk rages against the tame homogenized life so many of us live. I think that puts a greater burden on him not to recycle his earlier successes.

posted by Anonymous on May 27, 2007

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2012

    Worst book yet

    I love Chuck's books but this one is horrible. I have tried to read it three times now and each time ends with me say "Why did I buy this!!?"

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