Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread by Chuck Palahniuk

Finally receiving a degree in communications, Monkey takes her newly written resume to Llewellyn Food Product Marketers, Inc. Now employed, she finds herself standing behind a folding table located in grocery and department stores offering food samples for shopping customers. Blessed with nonstop charm and a pleasant smile, Monkey is an instant success. However when the company is challenged with a test of selling problematic cheese that has the fragrance of feces and burning hair with a touch of salmonella, an unforgettable cast of unusual characters slowly appear. They all watch with tense drama as Coyote throws down his gauntlet in a ultimate challenge for the forthcoming promotion.
This and many others make up a collection of short stories full of disturbing wit and demented humor written by none other than Chuck Palahniuk. Chuck has a peculiar way of exposing the reader to awkward situations that is guaranteed to stir an inner emotion or two. From an over fed cat that is the focal point of an inconceivable insurance scam, to a father taking full advantage of a docile moment in order for his young son to learn the twisted truth about the facts of life. Most all uncomfortable content have been covered in this book of the bizarre.
Labeled as Transgressive Fiction, Palahniuk often creates characters that have been marginalized in one way or another by society, then reacts with self destructive aggressiveness. Embellishing in the quote “truth is stranger than fiction”, Palahniuk has accomplished a strong cult following by infusing personal experience with enjoyable exploits. Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread brings his uncommon style of originality to the page in small portions of controlled insanity.
A 5 Horror Bookworm Recommendation

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