Guts by Chuck PalahniukIf you're in the least bit squemish, dont read this.
I remember when this first came out I got it up on one of the computers at the counter at work and got everyone to read it. It was brilliant - most people had to stop halfway through and take a walk around the shop. Some people actually gagged there and then...
And Chuck Palahniuk actually used to read this at his book signings. He said he had to stop because too many people fainted or threw up.
I read this while eating a lovely tomato pasta sauce with bacon and fettacine, laughing as I ate. (I kid you not. My wife got annoyed at my laughing.)All I can say is that the story makes me think of calamari and how, if you don't cook it right, it is tough and chewy. But even then, the wonderful taste more than compensates for the rubberry texture. The poor bugger had obviously never enjoyed good calamari in his life and, thanks to his gut-wrenching incident, probably never will.
Ah, I'm glad you enjoed it, Paul. Just make sure your wife doesn't read it. She's unimpressed enough with me as it is.
I LOVE Chuck. I remember reading this short story when it first came out. EOH told me to read it without warning me first! I think I actually turned green. I love giving it to guys to read and watching their squirming expressions.
Nico - too late. I was telling Paul that it was rude to laugh over internet stories while we're trying to have dinner as a family. He said, "you haven't seen rude". Upon which I read it myself.Could this story really be true?I am working on my moralising personality.
i had go for a smoke in the middle.
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