By Chuck Palahniuk
Haunted by means of Chuck Palahniuk is a singular made of tales: Twenty-three of them, to be certain. Twenty-three of the main frightening, hilarious, impressive, stomach-churning stories you’ll ever encounter—sometimes by surprise. they're informed via those that have responded an advert headlined “Writers’ Retreat: Abandon Your lifestyles for 3 Months,” and who're resulted in think that right here they're going to depart in the back of all of the distractions of “real life” which are holding them from growing the masterpiece that's in them. yet “here” seems to be a cavernous and ornate outdated theater the place they're totally remoted from the surface world—and the place warmth and tool and, most crucial, foodstuff are in more and more brief provide. And the extra determined the conditions develop into, the extra severe the tales they tell—and the extra devious their machinations develop into to make themselves the hero of the inevitable play/movie/nonfiction blockbuster that would without doubt be made of their plight.
Haunted is on one point a satire of fact television—The genuine World meets Alive. It attracts from an exceptional literary tradition—The Canterbury Tales, The Decameron, the English storytellers within the Villa Diodati who produced, between different works, Frankenstein—to inform an totally modern story of individuals determined that their tale learn at any fee. Appallingly pleasing, Haunted is Chuck Palahniuk at his finest—which capacity his such a lot severe and his such a lot provocative.