Stranger Than Fiction Where does "Fight Club"'s author find his twisted inspiration? This grab bag of barely edited nonfiction pieces called "Stranger Than Fiction" holds the soporific answer.… Stranger Than Fiction Where does "Fight Club"'s author find his twisted inspiration? This grab bag of barely edited nonfiction pieces called "Stranger Than Fiction" holds the soporific answer.… 2004-06-15 Nonfiction Doubleday
Book Review

Stranger Than Fiction (2004)

EW's GRADE
D

Details Release Date: Jun 15, 2004; Writer: Chuck Palahniuk; Genre: Nonfiction; Publisher: Doubleday

Where does ''Fight Club'''s author find his twisted inspiration? This grab bag of barely edited nonfiction pieces called ''Stranger Than Fiction'' holds the soporific answer. The topics amble from a depressing hospice to a sweaty Greco-Roman wrestling match; even a Juliette Lewis portrait lacks decent repartee. Chapters about Palahniuk's murderous grandfather and his fondness for Brad Pitt's lips should sate biographical completists. Everyone else will wonder why Palahniuk is more obsessed with his first novel than his next.

Originally posted Jun 18, 2004 Published in issue #770 Jun 18, 2004 Order article reprints
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