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  • Published: 31 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9781407018423
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336
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Rant

The Oral History of Buster Casey




'The twisted genius behind Fight Club delivers another literary gem... It's a deranged, hiliarious and unique novel' Maxim

Rant is the oral history of one Buster 'Rant' Casey, in which an assortment of friends, enemies, detractors, lovers and relations have their say on the man who may or may not be the most efficient serial killer of our time. Rant is a darkly glittering anti-hero whose recreational drug of choice is rabies, and whose own personal Viagra is the venom of a black widow spider. He soon leaves his half-feral hometown for the big city, where he becomes the leader of an urban demolition derby called Party Crashing. On designated nights, the Party Crashers chase each other in cars in the hope of a collision, and all the while Rant, the 'superspreader', transmits his lethal disease...

  • Pub date: 31 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9781407018423
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

About the Author

Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk is the bestselling author of fifteen fictional works, including Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, Choke, Lullaby, Diary, Haunted, Rant, Pygmy, Tell-All, Damned, Doomed, Beautiful You, and, most recently, Make Something Up. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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Praise for Rant

“Rant is fast and true...and so funny that your facial muscles soon tire”

Guardian

“This is a wonderful book and the author is never short of wonderful ideas - they fizz from every page. Palahniuk's world might be a freak-show, but it's one that makes a disturbing amount of sense”

Daily Telegraph

“Palahniuk's fiction shows a rare bravery and occasionally hits true brilliance. Rant may not only be his best book yet, but the best by any novelist in some time”

Sunday Herald

“The twisted genius behind Fight Club delivers another literary gem... It's a deranged, hiliarious and unique novel”

Maxim

“It's a sort of Fight Club on wheels... When Palahniuk puts his foot on the throttle and pulls all the various voices towards a spectacular conclusion, in every sense, Rant quickly becomes a definite scream”

Daily Mirror

“There is no question that Palahnuik is an important writer with a huge popular following... I'm glad he continues to bring us these American visions of Hell, each one more disturbing than the last”

Matt Thorne, Independent on Sunday

“[Chuck Palahniuk]'s a writer of remarkable talent, willing to look unflinchingly at despairing lives and their often-warped quests for even momentary redemption. He's a painfully deft chronicler of the meaningless job, the poisonous relationship, and of all the myriad damaging and deadening effects of so-called normal life”

Boston Globe

“Chuck Palahniuk puts out books the way The Beatles and The Stones used to release records - nearly every year, with precision and artistry”

Metro Times

“Just as Fight Club pondered the price of everyone becoming supermen, Rant goes one step further and wonders the price of us all becoming gods. It is a common thread in Palahniuk's writing: the yearning for a ground zero of social parity versus our genetically programmed rebellion against hegemony”

Time Out

“A twisted paranoid version of our world... so even if the suspicion sometimes lingers that Palahniuk is like a hip uncle tring to impress the kids with his capacities fo taboo-breaking and imaginative riffs, he still presents something that we all yearn for”

Financial Times

“As silly and brilliant as the others”

Russell Smith, xyyz.ca

“Ever since Fight Club...Chuck Palahniuk has enjoyed a reputation as a down-dirty, cultish kind of writer with his finger on the pulse”

Daily Telegraph


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