Saturday, May 12, 2007

The god of Fight Club

One of my favorite, non-genre (though that's debatable) authors is coming to town Monday!

Chuck Palahniuk, he of the writer of Fight Club fame, will be signing his new book, Rant: The Oral Biography of Buster Casey, on Monday at the Kentucky Theatre in downtown Lexington.

And as if it couldn't get any better, afterwards there is to be a viewing on the big screen of the Fight Club movie!

Yes! Yes! Yes!

Tickets are only $7, and I'll be dropping by Joseph-Beth today to buy one.

If you've never read any of Palahniuk's novels, I strongely suggest it. He has a witty insight into modern living that hits home hard, while also remaining hilarious. He's best known for Fight Club, but he's written another half-dozen or so novels since then. If you liked the wittier lines from the Fight Club movie, then you'll like Chuck's writing. If all you could focus on in the movie was the violence, and you didn't catch the themes, the you probably won't like the rest of Chuck's writings. It takes all kinds.

1 comment:

Ty said...

Drat. Ended up having to work. So I blew $7 and didn't get to meet a great modern writer.

Oh, well. There's always his next book tour.