Make Something Up

Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk


This book includes twenty-one stories and a novella that will disturb and delight, from the author of Fight Club. The absurdity of both life and death are on full display. In 'Zombies', the best and brightest of a high 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-colour joke to his dying father , while in 'Tunnel of Love', a massage therapist runs the curious practice of providing 'relief' to dying clients. And in 'Excursion', Fight Club fans will be thrilled to find a side of Tyler Durden never seen before. Funny, caustic, bizarre, poignant; these stories represent everything readers have come to love and expect from Chuck Palahniuk.


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Stories you'll never forget - just try - from literature's most transgressive author

"Twenty-one stories and a novella to disturb and delight." Bookseller "Looking back at Palahniuk's body of work it seems shocking readers comes naturally to him; if that is what you're looking for, you won't be disappointed here. He clearly relishes pushing boundaries, playing with the absurd and the grotesque as a way to hold up a mirror to society." -- Claire Inman Curious Animal Magazine "Palahniuk is in sublime, caustic form; his story subjects even more wickedly bold." -- Tanya Sweeney Independent "Savage, disturbing and frequently hilarious, this is writing at its boldest." Grazia "A rough but enjoyable ride." -- Chris Kirkham Shortlist

Chuck Palahniuk is the author of fifteen best-selling novels - Make Something Up, Beautiful You, Doomed, Damned, Tell-All, Pygmy, Snuff, Rant, Haunted, Diary, Lullaby, Choke, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, and Fight Club. He is also the author of Fugitives and Refugees and the non-fiction collection Stranger Than Fiction. He lives in the Pacific Northwest. Visit him on the web at

General Fields

  • : 9780099587682
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Vintage
  • : 0.235
  • : April 2016
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 21mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Chuck Palahniuk
  • : Paperback
  • : Jul-16
  • : English
  • : 813.6
  • : 336