Chuck Palahniuk Books

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Chuck Palahniuk is the bestselling author of the novel from which Fight Club, a critically acclaimed movie, was adapted. Born in 1962 in Pasco, Washington, the American novelist’s parents divorced when he was a teenager. Chuck remembers spending a lot of time at his maternal grandparents’ home with his siblings after that.

Order of Damned Series

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1 Damned 2011 Description / Buy
2 Doomed 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Chuck Palahniuk Standalone Novels

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1 Fight Club 1996 Description / Buy
2 Survivor 1999 Description / Buy
3 Invisible Monsters 1999 Description / Buy
4 Choke 2001 Description / Buy
5 Lullaby 2002 Description / Buy
6 Diary 2003 Description / Buy
7 Haunted 2005 Description / Buy
8 Rant 2007 Description / Buy
9 Snuff 2008 Description / Buy
10 Pygmy 2009 Description / Buy
11 Tell-All 2010 Description / Buy
12 Invisible Monsters Remix 2012 Description / Buy
13 Beautiful You 2014 Description / Buy
14 Adjustment Day 2018 Description / Buy
15 The Invention of Sound 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Chuck Palahniuk Short Stories/Novellas

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1 Guts 2004 Description / Buy

Order of Chuck Palahniuk Short Story Collections

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1 Make Something Up 2015 Description / Buy
2 Bait 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Chuck Palahniuk Non-Fiction Books

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1 Fugitives and Refugees 2003 Description / Buy
2 Stranger than Fiction 2004 Description / Buy
3 Consider This 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Fight Club 2 Graphic Novels

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1 Fight Club 2 #1 2015 Description / Buy
2 Fight Club 2 #2 2015 Description / Buy
3 Fight Club 2 #3 2015 Description / Buy
4 Fight Club 2 #4 2015 Description / Buy
5 Fight Club 2 #5 2015 Description / Buy
6 Fight Club 2 #6 2015 Description / Buy
7 Fight Club 2 #7 2015 Description / Buy
8 Fight Club 2 #8 2015 Description / Buy
9 Fight Club 2 #9 2016 Description / Buy
10 Fight Club 2 #10 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Dark Delicacies Series

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1 Dark Delicacies: Original Tales of Terror and the Macabre by the World's Greatest Horror Writers 2005 Description / Buy
2 Dark Delicacies II: Fear 2007 Description / Buy
3 Dark Delicacies III: Haunted 2009 Description / Buy

Order of The Diogenes Club Series

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1 Shadows Over Innsmouth ( By: Stephen Jones) 1994 Description / Buy
2 Best New Horror 5 ( By: Harlan Ellison, Chet Williamson, Edward Bryant, Elizabeth Hand, Charles L. Grant, Kim Newman, Barry N. Malzberg, , S.P. Somtow, Steve Tem, , Christopher Fowler, Karl Edward Wagner, Michael Marshall Smith, , Poppy Brite, , , , Stephen Jones, , , Thomas Ligotti) 1994 Description / Buy
3 Cthulhu 2000 ( By: Harlan Ellison, Roger Zelazny, Gene Wolfe, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, , Lawrence Watt-Evans, , Esther M. Friesner, Poppy Brite, F. Paul Wilson, , , Thomas Ligotti, Bruce Sterling, , James P. Blaylock) 1995 Description / Buy
4 Dark Terrors 2 ( By: , Harlan Ellison, Graham Masterton, Peter Straub, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Steve Tem, Brian Lumley, , Michael Marshall Smith, , Conrad Williams, Clive Barker, Stephen Jones, Caitlín R. Kiernan, , Paul J. McAuley) 1996 Description / Buy
5 Dark of the Night ( By: Richard Christian Matheson, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Douglas E. Winter, Stephen Laws, Christopher Fowler, Michael Marshall Smith, Stephen Jones) 1997 Description / Buy
6 White of the Moon ( By: Stephen Jones) 1999 Description / Buy
7 Where The Bodies Are Buried ( By: Kim Newman) 2000 Description / Buy
8 Infinity Plus One ( By: Keith Brooke) 2001 Description / Buy
9 Embrace the Mutation ( By: William Schafer) 2002 Description / Buy
10 The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 14 ( By: Joe Hill, , Brian Hodge, Stephen Gallagher, Jeff VanderMeer, Neil Gaiman, , Ramsey Campbell, Kelly Link, Kim Newman, , Graham Joyce, China Miéville, Stephen Jones, , Caitlín R. Kiernan, , Paul J. McAuley) 2003 Description / Buy
11 The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixteenth Annual Collection ( By: Robin McKinley, Brian Hodge, Karen Joy Fowler, Stephen Gallagher, Edward Bryant, Joan D. Vinge, Elizabeth Hand, Neil Gaiman, Terry Dowling, Ramsey Campbell, Peter Dickinson, Kelly Link, Kim Newman, , Christopher Fowler, Bentley Little, Adam Roberts, Conrad Williams, Graham Joyce, , , China Miéville, Lucy Taylor, , Thomas M. Disch, Luis Alberto Urrea, , Haruki Murakami, Jeffrey Ford, Kevin Brockmeier, Theodora Goss, , , , Terri Windling, Ellen Datlow, , , Carlton Mellick III) 2003 Description / Buy
12 Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth ( By: Stephen Jones) 2005 Description / Buy
13 Best New Horror 16 ( By: Stephen Gallagher, Lisa Tuttle, Tanith Lee, Neil Gaiman, , Ramsey Campbell, Kelly Link, Kim Newman, Michael Marshall Smith, Poppy Brite, Tim Lebbon, Christa Faust, Stephen Jones, Brian Keene, Dale Bailey, , , , Tina Rath) 2005 Description / Buy
14 Adventure ( By: Chris Roberson) 2005 Description / Buy
15 The Man from the Diogenes Club ( By: Kim Newman) 2006 Description / Buy
16 The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2006: 19th Annual Collection ( With: Joe Hill, Charles de Lint, , Edward Bryant, Joan D. Vinge, Elizabeth Hand, , Elizabeth Bear, Kelly Link, Delia Sherman, Kim Newman, , , China Miéville, Geoff Ryman, , Isabel Allende, , Jeffrey Ford, , , Bruce Sterling, Theodora Goss, Laird Barron, Sarah Monette, , , Ellen Datlow, , , , Adam Nevill, , , , , , Dave Hutchinson) 2006 Description / Buy
17 Best New Horror 18 ( By: , Richard Christian Matheson, , Al Sarrantonio, David Morrell, Elizabeth Hand, , Michael Bishop, Gene Wolfe, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, , Christopher Fowler, Mark Morris, Geoff Ryman, Stephen Jones, , , Mark Chadbourn, Caitlín R. Kiernan) 2007 Description / Buy
18 Summer Chills ( By: Harlan Ellison, Robert Silverberg, , Ramsey Campbell, Nancy Holder, Kim Newman, Brian Lumley, Christopher Fowler, Karl Edward Wagner, Michael Marshall Smith, , , Clive Barker, Stephen Jones, , , , , Sarah Pinborough) 2007 Description / Buy
19 Infinity Plus ( By: Keith Brooke) 2007 Description / Buy
20 The Secret Files of the Diogenes Club ( By: Kim Newman) 2007 Description / Buy
21 The Fair Folk ( By: Marvin Kaye) 2008 Description / Buy
22 Best New Horror 19 ( By: Joe Hill, Joe R. Lansdale, Neil Gaiman, , Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, , Christopher Fowler, Michael Marshall Smith, Conrad Williams, Tom Piccirilli, Stephen Jones, , Tim Pratt, , Caitlín R. Kiernan, , Gary McMahon, , , , , Steven Erikson, Simon Kurt Unsworth) 2008 Description / Buy
23 Digital Domains: A Decade of Science Fiction & Fantasy ( By: Ellen Datlow) 2010 Description / Buy
24 Mysteries of the Diogenes Club ( By: Kim Newman) 2010 Description / Buy
25 Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth ( By: Brian Hodge, Ramsey Campbell, H.P. Lovecraft, Kim Newman, Brian Lumley, Michael Marshall Smith, Conrad Williams, , Stephen Jones, , Caitlín R. Kiernan, , John Glasby, , , Simon Kurt Unsworth) 2013 Description / Buy
26 The Mammoth Book of the Mummy ( By:) 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Smart Pop Series

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1 Seven Seasons of Buffy: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Television Show ( By: Scott Westerfeld, Charlaine Harris, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Kevin Andrew Murphy, Christie Golden, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Nancy Holder, Lawrence Watt-Evans, David Brin, Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Jean Lorrah, Laura Resnick, Sarah Zettel, Nancy Kilpatrick, Michelle West, , , , , Roxanne Longstreet Conrad, Jennifer Crusie) 2003 Description / Buy
2 Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and Religion in The Matrix ( By: David Gerrold) 2003 Description / Buy
3 Five Seasons of Angel: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Vampire ( By: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Peter S. Beagle, Laura Anne Gilman, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Nancy Holder, Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Jean Lorrah, Josepha Sherman, Laura Resnick, Michelle Sagara West, Candace Havens, , Steven Harper, , , Roxanne Longstreet Conrad, , Jennifer Crusie) 2004 Description / Buy
4 Stepping through the Stargate: Science, Archaeology and the Military in Stargate SG1 ( By: P.N. Elrod, Roxanne Conrad) 2004 Description / Buy
5 What Would Sipowicz Do? Race, Rights and Redemption in NYPD Blue ( By:) 2004 Description / Buy
6 The Anthology at the End of the Universe: Leading Science Fiction Authors on Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ( By: Stephen Baxter, John Shirley, , Lawrence Watt-Evans, Adam Roberts, Susan Sizemore, , Jacqueline Carey, Vox Day, Cory Doctorow, A.M. Dellamonica, , , , Maria Alexander) 2005 Description / Buy
7 Finding Serenity: Anti-heroes, Lost Shepherds and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon's Firefly ( By:) 2005 Description / Buy
8 The War of the Worlds: Fresh Perspectives on the H. G. Wells Classic ( By: Connie Willis, Mercedes Lackey, H.G. Wells, Mike Resnick, Stephen Baxter, Lawrence Watt-Evans) 2005 Description / Buy
9 Navigating the Golden Compass: Religion, Science & Daemonology in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials ( By:) 2005 Description / Buy
10 Alias Assumed: Sex, Lies And SD-6 ( By:) 2005 Description / Buy
11 Farscape Forever! Sex, Drugs and Killer Muppets ( By:) 2005 Description / Buy
12 Flirting With Pride And Prejudice: Fresh Perspectives On The Original Chick Lit Masterpiece ( By: , Jennifer Crusie) 2005 Description / Buy
13 Revisiting Narnia: Fantasy, Myth and Religion in C. S. Lewis' Chronicles ( By:) 2005 Description / Buy
14 King Kong Is Back! An Unauthorized Look at One Humongous Ape! ( By: David Brin) 2005 Description / Buy
15 Totally Charmed ( By: Maggie Shayne, Rebecca York, Jody Lynn Nye, Evelyn Vaughn, Tanya Huff, Vera Nazarian, Jennifer Crusie) 2005 Description / Buy
16 Mapping the World of Harry Potter ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2005 Description / Buy
17 The Man from Krypton: A Closer Look at Superman ( By:) 2006 Description / Buy
18 Star Wars on Trial ( By: David Brin) 2006 Description / Buy
19 The Battle for Azeroth ( By: Bill Fawcett) 2006 Description / Buy
20 Getting Lost ( By: Orson Scott Card) 2006 Description / Buy
21 Boarding the Enterprise ( By: Robert J. Sawyer, David Gerrold) 2006 Description / Buy
22 James Bond in the 21st Century: Why We Still Need 007 ( By: Leah Wilson) 2006 Description / Buy
23 Investigating CSI: Inside the Crime Labs of Las Vegas, Miami and New York ( By: Leah Wilson) 2006 Description / Buy
24 So Say We All: An Unauthorized Collection of Thoughts and Opinions on Battlestar Galactica ( By:) 2006 Description / Buy
25 Earth's Last Days ( By: Vox Day) 2006 Description / Buy
26 Literary Cash: Unauthorized Writings Inspired by the Legendary Johnny Cash ( By:) 2006 Description / Buy
27 Webslinger: Unauthorized Essays On Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-man ( By: Leah Wilson) 2007 Description / Buy
28 Halo Effect: An Unauthorized Look at the Most Successful Video Game of All Time ( By:) 2007 Description / Buy
29 Mind-Rain ( By: Scott Westerfeld) 2007 Description / Buy
30 Serenity Found: More Unauthorized Essays on Joss Whedon's Firefly Universe ( By: Alex Bledsoe) 2007 Description / Buy
31 Through the Wardrobe ( By: Herbie Brennan) 2008 Description / Buy
32 A New Dawn: Your Favorite Authors on Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Series ( By: Ellen Hopkins) 2008 Description / Buy
33 Secrets of the Dragon Riders: Your Favorite Authors on Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle: Completely Unauthorized ( By:) 2008 Description / Buy
34 Secrets of the Dragon Riders ( By:) 2008 Description / Buy
35 You Do Not Talk About Fight Club: I Am Jack's Completely Unauthorized Essay Collection ( With:) 2008 Description / Buy

Chuck Palahniuk Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2006: 19th Annual Collection 2006 Description / Buy
2 Dark Delicacies III: Haunted 2009 Description / Buy
3 Burnt Tongues 2014 Description / Buy
4 Chiral Mad 3 2016 Description / Buy
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A graduate of the University of Oregon where he studied journalism, Chuck spent a lot of time working for Freightliner as a diesel mechanic as he waited to achieve success as a writer.

Despite writing manuals, working in journalism and even volunteering at a hospice, it wasn’t until Chuck began to seriously pursue his work as a novelist that success finally came. It all began with fight club, which started as a short story that he experimented with after Invisible Monsters, one of his first novels was rejected by publishers.

Chuck Palahniuk has a recognizable style. The author writes characters with self-destructive mannerisms, often driven towards aggression by the rejection and marginalization they experience at the hands of society.

The author also loves to use time as a writing tool, often starting his stories at the end and then working his way backwards before revealing an unexpected plot twist. Chuck looks to Tom Spanbauer, Denis Johnson, Albert Camus and the like for inspiration when it comes to his particular style of writing.

Chuck’s books are not for everyone, and he has been criticized for being quite the nihilist. Chuck Palahniuk isn’t fond of that accusation, though, often countering by saying that he is more romantic than anything and only those people who disagree with the message of his novels call him nihilistic.

The fact that Chuck has experienced tragedy in life, specifically the murder of his father and his lover at the hands of a jealous ex-boyfriend, might have something to do with Chuck’s gloomy stories and conclusions.

Chuck Palahniuk Awards

Chuck isn’t a household name. He definitely hasn’t exploded in fame and popularity like everyone expected. However, amongst those who know his work, Chuck is a pretty big name, having won awards like the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award and the Oregon Book Award, both for the book Fight Club.

Chuck Palahniuk Books into Movies

Chuck might not be a household name but he has had the distinct pleasure of seeing his books become movies, with the most prominent being:

Fight Club, Chuck’s first published novel became a wildly beloved and critically acclaimed movie directed by David Fincher. Released in 1999, the movie starred Brad Pitt and Edward Norton and it chronicled the life of a discontented white collar worker who forms a fight club with those friends of his who also appreciate the idea of fighting to blow off steam.

The movie was criticized for its violent and ambiguous nature and suffered at the box office, only achieving success in later years when it was finally released on DVD.

Choke is a special book to Chuck because it was his first bestseller. The book, which follows a sex addict who encounters numerous struggles in his efforts to care for his ailing mother, was adapted into a movie in 2008.

The movie, which Clark Gregg directed, starred Sam Rockwell.

Besides these two renowned works, Invisible Monsters and Lullaby were also turned into graphic novels. The film rights for Survivor and Invisible Monsters were purchased in the 2000s but they have yet to manifest as actual films.

Best Chuck Palahniuk Books

Chuck Palahniuk’s fame has continued to grow with the passing of time as his books reach new markets, with some of the best titles under his name including:

Fight Club: Tyler Durden is everything from a waiter to an anarchic genius. And he is responsible for Fight Club, a creation which draws young white-collar employees into dark basements were they fight barehanded.

However, there is more to Tyler’s plans than a mere thirst for violence. Tyler wants revenge against the world.

This book has a philosophical message for those who care enough to find it as it explores the empty lives of young men who do not understand why they cannot find satisfaction in the offerings of modern society.

Survivor: Tender Branson’s airplane is going down. However, before Flight 2039 disappears into the Australian Outback, Branson is determined to regale readers with a tale that saw him transform from a Creedish child to a media messiah.

This book has been accused of being a little too similar to Chuck’s earlier works, specifically with regards to the personality of its characters and their worldview.

When Does The Next Chuck Palahniuk book come out?

Chuck Palahniuk doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Invention of Sound and was released on September, 8th 2020.

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