[PDF/EPUB] Rant An Oral Biography of Buster Casey author Chuck Palahniuk


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  • Rant An Oral Biography of Buster Casey
  • Chuck Palahniuk
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  • 10 October 2019
  • 9780099520856

10 thoughts on “Rant An Oral Biography of Buster Casey

  1. says:

    I can't do it I can't finish this book Usually Palahniuk creates fairly unsympathetic characters as in this book and that I'm used to Because it WORKS; the plot lines of his books are always ridiculous in a totally fascinating way which makes up for the stupid characters However Rant bored the fuck out of me I tried I read than half and I do not care about this nutjob guy and his rabies and his slobbering all over the

  2. says:

    I'm not a Chuck P fan simply because he is edgy or because I get off on the so called depravity of his often violent and sexual themes I know a few folks like that What I enjoyed most about this book was the structure the measured reveal Based on the oral tradition each chapter is composed of brief statements from a cast of dozens Individually these narrators are hopelessly unreliable but taken together they form a whol

  3. says:

    WTF did I just read and why did I finish it This book is a mish mash of narrators grossness time travel car crashes a rabies plague segregation and dull characters I kept hoping it would improve and then it was just over This story somewhat follows a dull witted character named Buster or Rant as he's better known who gets off on catching rabies His attraction to pain and rabies eventually leads to a rabies plague The story is told from t

  4. says:

    Chuck Palahniuk is the literary euivalent of punk rock In a book that pulls on varied and important themes Rant An Oral History of Buster Casey manages to feature an exceptionally peculiar storyline that never stops at its primary goal being

  5. says:

    What the hellLet me first say I love Chuck P I love his usually disturbing stories and weird characters I don't m

  6. says:

    This is the story of a small town hell raiser named Buster ’Rant’ Casey who did some slightly unusual things when he was growing up like collecting bucketfuls of his classmate’s teeth Young Rant also angers a

  7. says:

    A Brief CaveatIt feels somewhat strange and almost in bad taste to be reviewing a Chuck Palahnuik book because this just happened If you don’t want to search through the link Pauita one of the coolest peeps on Goodreads made mention of the

  8. says:

    “History is nothing except monsters or victims Or witnesses”― Chuck Palahniuk RantHE was close He was so damn close He just didn't clos

  9. says:

    It's not everyday you read a book about rabies the origins of God time travel and bumper cars Seeing that this is a Chuck Palahniuk book I shouldn't be surprised that this novel hops barriers and barrels through genres without a single fuck given for your comfort or confusion level Buster Rant Casey can tell you what you had for breakfast three days ago what kind of flowers you have waiting in a vase back at home and whether your shower hea

  10. says:

    First off a disclaimer I love Chuck P like a brother If the man was on dialysis I'd give him a kidney even if I o

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Rant An Oral Biography of Buster Casey

T Casey escapes from his hometown of Middleton for the big city where he becomes a leader of an urban demolition derby called Party Crashing where on designated nights the participants recognise each other by dressing their cars with tin can tails and 'Just Married' toothpaste graffiti Or with 'forgotten' coffee mugs bolted to their car roofs or Christmas trees tied from bumper to bumper During specific windows of time in limited areas of the city Party Crashers look for the designated markings in order to stalk and crash into each other It's in this violent late night hunting game that Ca What the hellLet me first say I love Chuck P I love his usually disturbing stories and weird characters I don t mind the fact that he seems a little crazy and I don t mind all of the sex he writes about I also don t mind the gorygross factor I like himThis book was just bad in my opinion Maybe if I knew it had an amazing ending I could have pushed through the last half but after the first half of this book I realized I didn t care at all about Buster or his story So I stopped reading This book seemed to be over the top in grossness which seemed like he was relying on pure shock value I also didn t much enjoy the writing in oral history fashion but he made it clear this is how it was going to be since page one so that s my own faultI m giving this two stars instead of one because I so always enjoy his humor and it s present in this book again The writing is still good I just found the story lackingI don t think I would recommend this book to anyoneI want to read another Chuck P book right away so that this isn t the last experience in my mindNot sure which one to move onto next though

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Sey meets three friends And after his spectacular death these friends gather the testimony needed to build an oral history of his short life Their collected anecdotes explore the charges that his saliva infected hundreds and caused a silent urban plague of rabies But it's a plague that liberates his peers from being stuck in only one boring track through historyExpect hilarity horror and blazing insight into the desperate and surreal contemporary human condition as only Chuck Palahniuk can deliver it He's the post millennial Jonathan Swift the man to watch to learn what's uh oh coming next A Brief CaveatIt feels somewhat strange and almost in bad taste to be reviewing a Chuck Palahnuik book because this just happened If you don t want to search through the link Pauita one of the coolest peeps on Goodreads made mention of the fact that Chuck P had recommended the book she had just read and if she had known that then she probably wouldn t have read the book because she doesn t care much for the stylings of Mr Palahniuk Enter a crazed rabid fan of Chuck P who starts criticizing Pauita s tastes A bit of witty banter ensues which leads to the most insane misogynistic troll tirade I ve ever seen That crazed fan was promptly shouted down by a loyal troll fighting clan of goodreaders but then several sock puppets joined in on the bashing I d like to leave all that emotional baggage at the door and continue this review as if none of this happened and attempt to address the book and its author on their own termsIntroductionary uote Spenkevich Style to Set the MoodThematic Weight Me and Death separated at birth PreconceptionsI m drawing from an extremely small sample size but there seems to be a positive correlation between my fellow literature lovers and those who dislike the cut of Palahniuk s jib The opposite seems to be true as well I know several people who fashion themselves as casual readers but still love to read Chuck Palahniuk haven t you read Fight Club It s the greatest thing ever dude It seems natural for a person such as myself then to associate the two together and draw a larger conclusion given the data presented that Chuck P while very well being a good writer for the plebeians may not be the writer that I could ever get into only one about whom I could have a full arms extended appreciation and to which I could say well I certainly see the appeal but it s not my cup of tea Zounds Induction be damned because I m here to say that I straight up loved this book Sure it s not perfect Sure he is pulp in a certain sense Sure he wears his VonnegutPynchon inspiration on his sleeve but the guy still knows a thing or two about writing that I think we all can appreciate hold hands and sing kumbaya toPlot SummaryThis book centers around the enigmatic figure of Buster Rant Casey a character that is involved in a variety of juvenile activities as a child and eventually joins a group of people called nighttimers that participate in party crashing not what you re thinking here The act of party crashing involves tagging a target car and allowing everyone else to attack said targeted car in an attempt to destroy itthe people inside Writing StyleThe book is told in oral biography format which means that the book is a series of interviews with all the people in Rant s life as they talk about all of his misadventures and shenanigans The only person who doesn t get a voice is Rant himself view spoilerand Rant s father because it is Rant hide spoiler

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Rant takes the form of an oral history of one Buster 'Rant' Casey in which an assortment of friends enemies admirers detractors and relations have their say on this in Chuck Palahniuk's words 'evil gender conflicted Forrest Gump character'Buster Casey was every small kid born into a small town searching for real thrills in a world of video games and actionadventure movies Anyone who's ever kissed him would do well to seek treatment for his recreational drug of choice is rabies and he gets bitten by black widow spiders for the priapic effect of their venom The high school rebel who wins Ran I m not a Chuck P fan simply because he is edgy or because I get off on the so called depravity of his often violent and sexual themes I know a few folks like that What I enjoyed most about this book was the structure the measured reveal Based on the oral tradition each chapter is composed of brief statements from a cast of dozens Individually these narrators are hopelessly unreliable but taken together they form a whole picture that is true than any single testimony could be I m a sucker for an unreliable narrator so give me a couple dozen and I m in heavenSome critics accuse the author of choosing gruesome subject matter for shock value but in this book at least I found the weaving of those violent themes to be compelling rather than repugnant Another aspect I appreciated was the inclusion of experts whose testimonies were full of academic and theoretical pontifications I think that was Chuck poking fun at himself and his edgy reputation


About the Author: Chuck Palahniuk

Written in stolen moments under truck chassis and on park benches to a soundtrack of The Downward Spiral and Pablo Honey Fight Club came into existence The adaptation of Fight Club was a flop at the box office but achieved cult status on DVD The film’s popularity drove sales of the novel Chuck put out two novels in 1999 Survivor and Invisible Monsters Choke published in 2001 became Chuck’