Survivor PDF/EPUB Ú Paperback

Survivor PDF/EPUB Ú Paperback

Survivor ❰KINDLE❯ ❅ Survivor Author Chuck Palahniuk – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk جسدك شيء ترتديه وأنت تتسلم الأوسكار الغرض الوحيد من يدك، أن تحمل بها جائزة نوبل، شفتاك مخلوقتان فقط كي تضع قبل جسدك شيء ترتديه وأنت تتسلم الأوسكار الغرض الوحيد من يدك، أن تحمل بها جائزة نوبل، شفتاك مخلوقتان فقط كي تضع قبلة في الهواء على وجه مذيعة التوك شو، قلبك لا ينبض إلا كي تكون ضيفًا دائمًا على مائدة العشاء في البيت الأبيض، جهازك العصبي المركزي ليس موجودًا إلا كي تخاطب الجمعية العامة للأمم المتحدة.


10 thoughts on “Survivor

  1. Jess Jess says:

    I'm going to be honest I'm starting to become less and less impressed with Palahniuk's work in general and it saddens me to admit this I've read five of his books now one non fiction; one too plodding to even finish and it's becoming too obvious that every character voice is exactly the same They are all written the same they all have the same delivery of speech and thought patterns they are all perfectly one dimensional Blank emotionless cruel somewhat hateful Disenchanted with the world anti and asocial There's no depth of feeling; even when Palahniuk attempts to create a characteristic turn around it falters and falls short with the singular exception of Fight Club The hero always knows a handful of miscellaneous facts that loosely relate to the content enough to serve as cynical metaphor how to make soap how to clean up evidence of violence etc; this miscellany is always interspersed with social commentary and scraps of dialogue absolutely routine by now It works for one book creating such a by the book nihilistic protagonist through disjointed prose but when every single character is a misanthropic maggot it gets oldThe writing is still sharp if you want to call it that but completely formulaic Disappointing to discover this about Palahniuk's styleThat said this one is at least holding my attention a little than Diary so I'll probably finish it


  2. Matt Matt says:

    chuck palahniuk will mess you up he messed me up 'fight club' put chuck on the map but in my opinion 'survivor' is where he really earned his paycheck as others have mentioned the book starts on page 247 or so and goes backwards to page 1 a simple but clever gimmick that made me buy the book in the first place and since the novel's protagonist if we can call him that is on a doomed airplane the page numbering is highly appropriate palahniuk expertly traces one man's rise to fame tender branson is the sole survivor of 'the creedish cult' who decide to stage their own johnstown massacre conseuently he becomes something of a media darling everyone wanting a piece of the action palahniuk illustrates just how really susceptible we americans are to clever marketing and the completely ridiculous idea of celebrity what exactly is our fascination with 'celebrities' and hollywood types? i started thinking about the ridiculous number of tv shows dedicated to following celebrities et access hollywood celebrity justice etc etc etc and not to mention an entire tv channel E devoted to a shoving unrealistic hopes dreams and ideals down the throats of the every day average american who has no hopes of ever achieving 'the hollywood life' i'm pretty sure hollywood is ruining america i think palahniuk's masterstroke however is showing us tender branson's 'book of prayer' it's a sorry commentary on the state of christianity in america so called 'christians' who actually try to sell prayers unreal and this from a VERY christian individual it wouldn't be as funny if it weren't true he shows our proclivity to bandwagon to flock to 'the new thing' simply because it's 'the new thing' regardless of it's actual value or merit chuck palahniuk isn't for the faint of heart like i said he'll mess you up this book stayed with me for weeks after reading it it'll do the same for you but i don't think that's necessarily a bad thing a biting commentary on contemporary american culture


  3. Katie Katie says:

    When you open this it soon becomes bewildering It's impossible to find continuity between one page and another It took me about fifteen minutes to discover the trick of reading it You have to start at the last page and read backwards from right to left The narrator is one of the last surviving members of a religious death cult and those few who didn't commit suicide at the appointed hour are being hunted down and murdered He tells his story from the cockpit of a plane he has hijacked and which will crash when it runs out of fuel It's a madcap and often very wise and funny satire of the modern world and its support system My only reason for deducting a star was occasionally I felt Palahniuk got carried away with his searing lunatic vision One image I'll never forget is the detailed instructions on how to eat a lobster It's one of those most macabre horrifying things I've ever read


  4. Heather Heather says:

    Palahnuik has a formula to his story writing and it's becoming and clear that every work becomes less and less impressive upon further examination Every main character seems plagued by the same sense of nihilism and self defeat like his Fight club protagonist as well as the same delivery of speech and thought patterns So After reading about 3 books in a row with this consistent formula I was about ready to abandon my faith in himBut Then I read this book and what a fresh breath of air it was Yes it applied the formula Yes it had the same nihilistic disenchanted one dimensional main character but it also didn't try to surprise me with the ending like most of his books usually do ie 'Lullaby' 'Diary' and 'Choke'I truly believe that because of this the novel was saved from being a duplicate boring disaster This book was compelling albeit slow to start You really won't feel interested until probably half way through But it's well worth the wait If there's two books you read from this author I would suggest 'Fight Club' and 'Survivor' In that order


  5. Barry Pierce Barry Pierce says:

    Chuck Palahniuk is my guilty pleasure His books aren’t good or anything but I just like reading them ironically They’re palate cleansers y’know This one is basically Chuck trying to write Fight Club again but it isn’t really working It’s handy that the page numbers are backwards because then you know how many pages are left Ugh It’s fine


  6. Magdelanye Magdelanye says:

    VonnegutKozinskiChristopher Moore and now Chuck Pahlaniuk have tapped the black humour of all the mainstream sacred cows with stylish grace and the prescient ability to extrapolate the conseuences of our most innocuous actsAnother commonality they all have the uncanny ability to transform our feelings for their ungainly unlikely unlikable sometimes even rather repulsive oddball freak heroes from clinically detached to warm and fuzzy uite a class actWe may not like them but they are us No matter that we are not flitting about in our private jet nor yet hijacking someone else's flight not slogging through dense undergrowth or along remote mountain passes we can see the logic in the extreme actions of the characters and can easily place ourselves in the actionIf you can get past the truly awful bits at the beginning and want to know anything about a powertrippingmanipulative emotionally stunted slob you may read on to reluctantly accept that this is an apt archetype for the kind of people the system churchstate and economicare churning out CP has brilliantly exposed the paradoxes of power and the vacuum in the soul of American culture CP's irony is consistently in your face but he can also be subtle His trick of pagination starting at the beginning of the end with the countdown to zero was not something GR could handle My reading graph for this book is hilarious But how fitting the metaphor for societies negative progress The Irony of NamesFirst the irony of Tender being the generic name for boys brought up to obey without uestionthe authority and the rules instilled in them by their eldersThis entailed suppression of all the ualities compassion emotional depth and sensitivity to ones own as well as primarily the feelings of othersthat most prominently define the original meaning of the word That Our Hero continues to use this name almost as a pseudonymeven when discarding his uniform of faith confirms his passiveaccepting character He is lost without instructions yet he feeds on praise and goes through severe withdrawal when deprived of his audienceThat our unflappable heroine the plucky and prescient Fertility Hollis believes that she is sterilegives her the protection she reuires for the most distressing aspect of her job as a surrogate mother the possibility of actually having to conceive and carry off a pregnancy I think CP is rubbing it in here with his imagery of a depraved and barren aspect of the abundance that surrounds us always hungry for I found it rather chilling that Fertility achieved her blase attitude to the disasters she predicted by accepting the fact that it was useless to warn people because not only would they not believe her they would uestion her abilityIt is interesting to note the wide variety of responses posted for this book on GRI can see that some people might get bogged down in being offended I thought it was great reading and a wickedly accurate assessment of the situation here as it is evolvingThere are also scattered about this terrific provocative book some really basic and practical helpful hints for stain removal and basic household micro management


  7. Negativni Negativni says:

    If you worry about disaster all the time that's what you're going to get Ovo je bila turbulentna vožnjaNa početku romana Palahniuk je napisao napomenu The books are never about what you think they are about i da je ovaj roman ponajviše o američkom školskom sustavu koji djecu uči da se uklope i budu dobri radnici odnosno to be the best possible cogs in some big corporate machine a ne da razmišljaju svojom glavom i osnuju svoje firme i upravljaju svojim životom Iako i nije baš o tome Roman obradjuje dvije teme 1 šta se dešava kada se vjerskoj zajednici dopusti da imaju potpunu kontrolu nad edukacijom djece 2 kako je društvo opsjednuto slavnim osobama “Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified?” Roman je satira pa su neki dijelovi karikirani pa i nadrealni ima tu i paranormalnog ma ima svega i zabavno je ali mislim da se malo previše udaljio od realnosti da bi ovo bila ozbiljna kritika bilo čega Također se ponavlja i ponavlja Čak i dobra fora postane naporna kada dodaje punchline na punchlineNo općenito mi se sviđa njegov stil pisanja Jednostavan je i živahan Palahniuk u svoje romane uvijek ubaci zanimljive informacije ili priče koje čuje od poznanika i prijatelja Podsjetio me na Camusa i njegovog Stranca kojeg sam nedavno čitao i to ne samo po jednostavnom stilu pisanja nego i po nejasno definiranom glavnom liku Kasnije sam pročitao da je i sam Palahniuk naveo Camusa kao jednog od svojih glavnih uzora “Since change is con­stant you won­der if peo­ple crave death be­cause it’s the on­ly way they can get any­thing re­al­ly fin­ished” Dakle roman svakako vrijedi pročitati Kratak je i ima tu stvarno za svakoga ponešto Kritizira ono za što mislim da bi i trebao kritizirati no likovi i radnja jednostavno nisu dovoljnu uvjerljivi i zanimljivi da bi me potpuno uvukli i zainteresirali Tako da je ovo slaba četvorka Možda bi bolje funkcioniralo kao malo duži esej “I shvatite kako nam upravo nepovjerenje spram budućnosti toliko otežava odricanje od prošlosti Ne možemo se odreći vlastite ideje o tome tko smo bili Svi oni odrasli koji se igraju arheologa po buvljacima i tragaju za predmetima iz djetinjstva igricama čovječe ne ljuti se svi redom su prestravljeni Smeće se pretvara u svetačke relikvije Monopoli Hula hop Nostalgija za onim što bacamo u otpad samo je prikaz našeg straha pred vlastitim razvojem”


  8. Wayne Barrett Wayne Barrett says:

    45 And he has these gross little monkey handsRight now getting killed would be a breath of springThat's supposed to mean he has a little wiener dickIf Fertility keeps talking my caseworker will have one less client in the morningAnd he's not obese Fertility says he's not a whale but he's too fat for meIn case there's a sniper outside I open the blinds and stand my gross obese body in the window Please anybody with a rifle and a scope Shoot me right here Right in my big fat heart Right in my little WienerOh Chuck what the f? I love it I can get a great discussion on comedy and tragedy from Dante if I want but in this 21st century I think I prefer Palahniuk's version Chuck doesn't deliver thoughts emotions real life experiences with kid gloves No he throws them right in your face like a big cream pie If I wanted a discussion on the negative liabilities of religion and ensuing corporate greed I could browse some Dawkins But again I very much enjoy Chuck's version A satirical punch in the gut look at cults and the flock of sheep that follow modern days greener grass This is my 5th Palahniuk novel and I am starting to think I would like to read all his novels


  9. Sara J. (kefuwa) Sara J. (kefuwa) says:

    The only Palahniuk book I've read to date is Fight Club and that is such a great book with such a great movie adaptation watched it before I read it btwSurvivor was an interesting story with the somewhat gimmicky page numbers going backwards to compel you to get to the end? Haha What was this about? A poke at marketing driven franchises? The sorry state of money driven religionschurches? A handbook of cleaning tips a part of me was hoping for the secrets of the removal of chewing gum from clothes would be mentioned somewhere no such luck I was tempted to take notes though?The voice is actually uite similar to Fight Club in feel Endless rattling of anecdotal statisticsfacts in between commentaries and it even has it's own version of Marla and Tyler Durden type charactersuite an interesting read actually Liked it Writing 5 Story 3 Cleaning tips 4 chewing gum man chewing gum So 4?I am interested to see how Palahniuk's other titles read now I wonder if they all sound 'similar' Hmm


  10. Adam Light Adam Light says:

    Since I didn't know wht to expect that's exactly what I got A bizarrely told tale where nothing was uite as it seemed filled with the unexpected twists Palahniuk is known to deliver So it was exactly what I expected One of his better books in my opinion


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