Following the uprising, the US self-segregates into white and black ethno-states, Caucasia and Blacktopia, while gays and lesbians of all ethnicities take over California, renaming it Gaysia. The redrawn map is the starting point for an analysis of race, sexuality, class and nationality, with a few love stories chucked in between the bulging cast of characters.
Palahniuk's writing style was enjoyable although I found it very similar to that of Vonnegut. I have yet to decide whether this is a good thing. The story was bleakly humorous and interesting, but I thought that the repetition of certain sentences for effect was somewhat irksome, especially when they were being used on every page.
Luckily, this began to ebb after the first half of the novel. Underneath the satire and occasionally excessive sexuality is a story about a guy wading through his problems while attempting to discover himself; problems that he essentially blames on his deteriorating, archetypal philosopher mother.
I have to disagree with the book's opening sentence- "If you're going to read this, don't bother". I recommend Choke to anyone interested in reading Palahniuk. My first novel by him, but certainly not the last. I'm not real sure what to think of it -- the book had something in it to offend everyone!
It was very strange and bizarre but also quite creative. The main character is a compulsive sex addict the book goes into great length describing his addictions. Maybe a little too much information who creates heroes by purposely choking at restaurants and getting himself saved.
This book is not for the easily offended, but it is interesting and has a moral of sorts in showing the impermanence of material things. The story itself is also extremely funny and the situations are outlandish.
I'm not sure if I would go out my way to read other Palahniuk books, but I did enjoy the book overall.Victor Mancini, a medical-school dropout, is an antihero for our deranged times.
Needing to pay elder care for his mother, Victor has devised an ingenious scam: he pretends to choke on pieces of food while dining in upscale caninariojana.coms: May 22, · Chuck Palahniuk is one of the four authors listed as my biggest influences on my author page, the other three being Stephen King, William Shakespeare and Bret Easton Ellis.
Like Fight Club, and Chuck Palahniuk’s other works, Choke contains numerous very quotable and sometimes quite devastating lines/5.
Chuck Palahniuk, Writer: Fight Club. Chuck is a low key writer who never stops writing and taking down notes to file away for future writing. Very funny, very creative and very thought provoking.
His books often make you look at yourself in ways that you would never have before. Same goes for the world, he will make you notice things that you never did.
Chuck Palahniuk Personal. Name is pronounced "paula-nik"; born February 21, , in Pasco, WA; son of Fred (a railroad brakeman) and Carol (an office manager at a nuclear power plant) Palahniuk. Chuck Palahniuk (). “Choke: A Novel”, Anchor Books 6 Copy quote.
Your being born makes your parents God. You owe them your life, and they can control you. Then puberty makes you Satan, just because you want something better. Chuck Palahniuk. Want Something, Parent, Invisible Monsters. When he’s not pulling this stunt, Victor cruises sexual addiction recovery workshops for action, visits his addled mom, and spends his days working at a colonial theme park.
His creator, Chuck Palahniuk, is the visionary we need and the satirist we deserve.4/4().