Contemporary · review · THRILLER

Haunted/Chuck Palahniuk


This is the sickest, most disgusting book I have ever read but I truly liked it.
A bunch of people, seventeen if I am not mistaken, are boarding a bus one after the other expecting to go on a writer’s  secret retreat on an isolated island, only to find out that they are trapped inside a theater (?).
This is a novel of stories and poems.Its an interesting format,where a character can at any given time recite his poem and his story as if on a stage.
Chuck Palahniuk does an excellent job at describing humans and their perverted attachments to pain AND the past.As the book progresses you get a good taste of what people are capable of doing to ensure they’ll receive sympathy, money,fame and how easy plus pleasurable it is to victimize yourself.Pain is just the means to an ending.
Another interesting topic in this book is how people are always looking for someone else to blame for their pains and miseries, most of the characters in the book ended up there because they were trying to get away from something or they did something bad, running away from the ghosts, but for them someone else must be the evil one, the one to blame.People don’t want responsibilities, they want to be the victims, to be secretely pitied and given perpetual forgiveness.
All in all I liked the novel,it was my first Chuck Palahniuk book.
(Read it on my Kindle)
Αποφασισα να γραψω την κριτικη για αυτο το βιβλίο στα Αγγλικα, τι λετε? Και επιτρεψε μου καποια λαθη το γράφω απο κινητό 🙂

3,5 stars.


8 thoughts on “Haunted/Chuck Palahniuk

  1. He’s always pretty profane. But somehow I always find his stuff interesting. I’ll have to check this one out soon. Thanks for sharing! If you’re ever interested in some other awesome book reviews and musings, be sure to follow! Thanks!

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      1. Φαίνεται εξαιρετικά ενδιαφέρουσα υποθεση, θρίλερ, με συγγραφικα προσωπικα κομματια κάθε χαρακτήρα ΚΑΙ ανάλυση ψυχολογικού προφίλ των πρωταγωνιστών;Καλα, με επεισες. Μπαίνει στα υπόψιν.μου άρεσε πολυ κ η κριτική σου στα Αγγλικά! (μήπως να έκανες τα posts σου δίγλωσσα; ) Χρονια πολλα!


      2. Το σκεφτόμουν. .σε μερικα βιβλια μου βγαίνει σε αγγλικα σε αλλα στα ελληνικα! Ειναι ωραιο βιβλιο, στην αρχη δεν το καταλαβαινεις αλλα οσο προχωράει ανακαλυπτεις οτι δεν ειναι αυτο που περιμενες! Εχω αρχισει τον συμπαθω πολυ σα συγγραφέα!


  2. Ξέρεις πόσο καιρό θέλω να το διαβάσω; Μου είχε φανεί τρομερά ενδιαφέρον… Τώρα που μου το θύμισες δε θα το αναβάλλω άλλο! 😊

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