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Make something up : stories you can't unread /

by Palahniuk, Chuck.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: First edition.Description: x, 318 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780385538053; 0385538057; ; ; ; 9780385681179; 0385681178.Uniform titles: Short stories. Selections.Subject(s): Short stories, American | FICTION -- Short Stories (single author) | FICTION -- Satire | FICTION -- Humorous | Short stories, American | FICTION -- Short Stories (single author) | Humorous fiction | Short stories, American | Humorous fiction | Humorous stories | Black humor | Short stories | Black humor | Short stories | Humorous fiction | Humorous stories | Humorous stories | Black humor (Literature)
Contents:
Knock-knock -- Eleanor -- How Monkey got married, bought a house, and found happiness in Orlando -- Zombies -- Loser -- Red Sultan's big boy -- Romance -- Cannibal -- Why Coyote never had money for parking -- Phoenix -- The facts of life -- Cold calling -- The Toad Prince -- Smoke -- Torcher -- Liturgy -- Why Aardvark never landed on the moon -- Fetch -- Expedition -- Mister Elegant -- Tunnel of love -- Inclinations -- How a Jew saved Christmas.
Summary: "Stories you'll never forget--just try--from literature's favorite transgressive author. Representing work that spans several years, Make Something Up is a compilation of 21 stories and one novella (some previously published, some not) that will disturb and delight. The absurdity of both life and death are on full display; in "Zombies," the best and brightest of a high school prep school become tragically addicted to the latest drug craze: electric shocks from cardiac defibrillators. In "Knock, Knock," a son hopes to tell one last off-color joke to a father in his final moments, while in "Tunnel of Love," a massage therapist runs the curious practice of providing 'relief' to dying clients. And in "Excursion," fans will be thrilled to find to see a side of Tyler Durden never seen before in a precursor story to Fight Club. Funny, caustic, bizarre, poignant; these stories represent everything readers have come to love and expect from Chuck Palahniuk"-- Provided by publisher.
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"Stories you'll never forget--just try--from literature's favorite transgressive author. Representing work that spans several years, Make Something Up is a compilation of 21 stories and one novella (some previously published, some not) that will disturb and delight. The absurdity of both life and death are on full display; in "Zombies," the best and brightest of a high school prep school become tragically addicted to the latest drug craze: electric shocks from cardiac defibrillators. In "Knock, Knock," a son hopes to tell one last off-color joke to a father in his final moments, while in "Tunnel of Love," a massage therapist runs the curious practice of providing 'relief' to dying clients. And in "Excursion," fans will be thrilled to find to see a side of Tyler Durden never seen before in a precursor story to Fight Club. Funny, caustic, bizarre, poignant; these stories represent everything readers have come to love and expect from Chuck Palahniuk"-- Provided by publisher.

Knock-knock -- Eleanor -- How Monkey got married, bought a house, and found happiness in Orlando -- Zombies -- Loser -- Red Sultan's big boy -- Romance -- Cannibal -- Why Coyote never had money for parking -- Phoenix -- The facts of life -- Cold calling -- The Toad Prince -- Smoke -- Torcher -- Liturgy -- Why Aardvark never landed on the moon -- Fetch -- Expedition -- Mister Elegant -- Tunnel of love -- Inclinations -- How a Jew saved Christmas.

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