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CHOKE - A good read
    #2139443 - 11/27/03 03:24 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I'm about half way through this book. It's by the same guy who wrote fight club(it was a very good book before it was a movie). I heard they're going to make this book into a movie as well. They should. It's great. Kind of depressing, but that's where its wit is. Has anyone else read this book?

"But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh we deprive a soul of the sun and light, and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy."

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Re: CHOKE - A good read [Re: MisterKite]
    #2140747 - 11/27/03 07:47 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

It's definately an incredible read.

I love how within all of Chuck Pahlanihuk's novels, you can visualize the events so easily. It's like they were written for the big screen.

I also heard production on choke has ceased....

We live together, we act on, and react to, one another; but always and in all circumstances we are by ourselves. The martyrs go hand in hand into the arena; they are crucified alone. Embraced, the lovers desperately try to fuse their insulated ecstasies into a single self-transcendence; in vain. By its very nature every embodied spirit is doomed to suffer and enjoy in solitude. Sensations, feelings, insights, fancies--all these are private and, ex- cept through symbols and at second hand, incommunicable. We can pool information about experiences, but never the experiences themselves. From family to nation, every human group is a society of island universes.

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Re: CHOKE - A good read [Re: MisterKite]
    #2140796 - 11/27/03 08:23 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

i agree, it is an incredible book, i read most of it while i was really high in class in eleventh grade. very interesting.


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Re: CHOKE - A good read [Re: MisterKite]
    #2147986 - 11/30/03 11:22 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Just read that book a few weeks ago, actually. Really good, I liked it more than Fight Club.

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