Snuff

Snuff

by Chuck Palahniuk
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Snuff 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 223 reviews.
astucity More than 1 year ago
No one can write utter dysfunction and madness like the master himself. Every time I sit down and open a Palahniuk book I get a bit giddy. I know this book will leave me wondering what just happened but give me one great ride getting there. Mr. Palahniuk's 8th book, Snuff, tells the tale of Cassie Wright, an aging porn star out to break the mother of all records for the pornography industry. She, in her final role, will sleep with 600 men on film in one shooting. As you progress through just the beginning of the book you soon realize that no one expects Cassie to live through this, not even Cassie herself. In the book you read from 3 characters 1st person recounting of them at the shoot. Mr. 72, Mr 137, and Mr. 600. You also get a narration from the days leading up to the shoot and the shoot from Cassie's personal assistant, Shelia. Mr. 72 believes he is Cassie's son she gave up for adoption after she conceived him during her first adult movie, Mr. 137 is an out of work actor who lost his show due to a gay film he had made, and Mr. 600 is the co-star and believed father of Cassie's child. Don't worry, it's as messed up as it sounds, but not in the ways you are thinking. I can't say much more about the book without this review being a spoiler, which I refuse to do in any capacity for any book. Just know that if you enjoyed Palahniuk's other works you know what to expect from this one. You're not going to have a clue what hit you.
SavageBS More than 1 year ago
This is a good book! Short and sweet, with amazing characters, great stories and the usual Palahniuk twist and turns. Three men are waiting for their turn to be with Cassie Wright (porn star) they are Mr. 72, Mr. 137 and Mr. 600. Cassie is trying to break the record for a gang bang. Another character in the book is Sheila, Cassie's assistant, she provides several chapters. The book is broken down into very short chapters, each chapter a different character is talking, much like in "Haunted", for those of you that have read it. Good funny, dirty book with a hilarious ending! Read it for a good laugh or to just peak into the world of Chuck Palahniuk's mind!
ClarkP More than 1 year ago
This book is perverted, sick, and twisted. It is exactly what some people say is 'wrong with America.' But that is what makes this book so perfect. It breaks boundaries, going places that no other book has gone before. I have read every book by Chuck Palahniuk, and I would arguably say that this is my favorite novel of his. A+ for this dirty little book.
Lanc3 More than 1 year ago
This was not an enjoyable read.  Well, so far...got less than half through and I could not go on.  The story is just not interesting.   Or maybe it's me?  It's on my Nook so I'll probably try this again though I have no desire to do so in the near future.  For now I've moved on to my next book.
PainFrame More than 1 year ago
Sometimes I feel like I’m a can of spray paint.  Well, it had to happen sooner or later, Chuck wrote a book that I don’t like. Palahniuk is a great writer, and I’ve enjoyed his unique perspective on everything I’ve read of his, but this one fell flat. I don’t mind the setting or the theme, although this one does feel less clever and a little more grungy. It’s just that the story didn’t grab me, I didn’t really care about the characters, and the whole thing feels kind of sad. Not really the kind of clever humor I usually find in a Palahniuk story, although he clearly had a good time coming up with adult movie titles, and while I will still eagerly await his next book, I won’t keep this one in my collection.
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It was quite confusing and should be read quickly to engage in its fast paced characters. Not what I expected but still deranged and explicit. Not a long book and I wouldn't reccommend unless you like an unexpected ending and lots of pornographic mention.
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KATHERINE LLINAS More than 1 year ago
While the novel was compelling with an interesting storyline and well-developed (for the most part) characters, i really felt like there just wasn't enough to it. It wasn't thought-out with logic and motivation like most of his other novels. Granted, even his worst work trumps most other authors, hand over fist. It just reads more like a short story.
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