Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk is a novel made up of stories: Twenty-three of them, to be precise. Twenty-three of the most horrifying, hilarious, mind-blowing, stomach-churning tales you’ll ever encounter—sometimes all at once. They are told by people ...
told by people who have answered an ad headlined “Writers’ Retreat: Abandon Your Life for Three Months,” and who are led to believe that here they will leave behind all the distractions of “real life” that are keeping them from creating the masterpiece that is in them. But “here” turns out to be a cavernous and ornate old theater where they are utterly isolated from the outside world—and where heat and power and, most important, food are in increasingly short supply. And the more desperate the circumstances become, the more extreme the stories they tell—and the more devious their machinations become to make themselves the hero of the inevitable play/movie/nonfiction blockbuster that will surely be made from their plight.Haunted is on one level a satire of reality television—The Real World meets Alive. It draws from a great literary tradition—The Canterbury Tales, The Decameron, the English storytellers in the Villa Diodati who produced, among other works, Frankenstein—to tell an utterly contemporary tale of people desperate that their story be told at any cost. Appallingly entertaining, Haunted is Chuck Palahniuk at his finest—which means his most extreme and his most provocative.
È un romanzo molto originale che ha degli spunti interessanti ma che molto spesso mi ha un po' stancato. Forse è un po' troppo lungo, "rituale" e ripetitivo. Non lo rileggerei ma non posso proprio affermare che sia da evitare
Ho sempre adorato questo scrittore, ammetto che questo non è il suo romanzo più eccelso nè quello più semplice ma non lo trovo affatto orrido come molti hanno scritto.Sembra quasi una sorta di Decameron con tutti questi personaggi chiusi insieme
..."si insieme e costretti a vivere e raccontarsi le loro storie, l'ho trovato un po' complesso a volte ma proprio per questo permette di svelare un altro piccolo aspetto di questo grande scrittore, un lato nascosto che in altri libri non viene fuori.
Chuck Palahniuk doesn't try to provide just a set of haunting stories here but a method of haunting you, with a series of disturbing tales which will always come back to get you at horrifying points of time. Weaving together each of these stories,
..." is an overall plot about a group of writers trapped in a retreat. This is definitely not recommend for anyone of a weak disposition, but if you're made of sterner stuff, enjoy! I certainly did.Continua...Nascondi