Choke

Choke

Chuck Palahniuk / Sep 16, 2019

Choke Victor Mancini a medical school dropout is an antihero for our deranged times Needing to pay elder care for his mother Victor has devised an ingenious scam he pretends to choke on pieces of food wh

  • Title: Choke
  • Author: Chuck Palahniuk
  • ISBN: 9780385720922
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Paperback
  • Victor Mancini, a medical school dropout, is an antihero for our deranged times Needing to pay elder care for his mother, Victor has devised an ingenious scam he pretends to choke on pieces of food while dining in upscale restaurants He then allows himself to be saved by fellow patrons who, feeling responsible for Victor s life, go on to send checks to support him WhVictor Mancini, a medical school dropout, is an antihero for our deranged times Needing to pay elder care for his mother, Victor has devised an ingenious scam he pretends to choke on pieces of food while dining in upscale restaurants He then allows himself to be saved by fellow patrons who, feeling responsible for Victor s life, go on to send checks to support him When he s not pulling this stunt, Victor cruises sexual addiction recovery workshops for action, visits his addled mom, and spends his days working at a colonial theme park His creator, Chuck Palahniuk, is the visionary we need and the satirist we deserve.

    Choke Definition of Choke by Merriam Webster to grip something, such as a baseball bat some distance from the end of the handle usually used with up The batter choked up the bat and cut down his swing. Choke Directed by Clark Gregg With Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Kelly Macdonald, Kathryn Alexander A sex addicted con man pays for his mother s hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death. Choke Define Choke at Dictionary Sports to grip a bat, racket, or the like farther than usual from the end of the handle shorten one s grip on often followed by up. Choke definition of choke by The Free Dictionary choke ch k v choked, choking, chokes v To interfere with the respiration of by compression or obstruction of the larynx or trachea a To check or slow down the movement, growth, or action of a garden that was choked by weeds b To block up or obstruct by filling or clogging Mud choked the drainpipe c To fill up completely jam Choke definition of choke by Medical dictionary choke ch k to interrupt respiration by obstruction or compression called also strangle the condition resulting from such interruption called also strangulation choke ch k , To prevent respiration by compression or obstruction of the larynx or trachea for example, water choke can lead to laryngospasm Any obstruction of the Choke Rotten Tomatoes the title choke refers to a man who makes a living by disguising himself as choking victim this man happens to be a sex addict there s no surprise this kind of story is written by chuck Choke Choke may refer to Choking, obstruction of airflow into the lungs Choke horse , a condition in horses in which the esophagus is blocked Chokehold, a grappling hold performed on the neck that serves to render the opponent unconscious Choke sports , a failure to win games at a crucial moment Science and technology Choke electronics , an inductor used to block signals of particular CHOKE meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary choke definition If you choke, or if something chokes you, you stop breathing because something is blocking your throat to make someone stop breathing by pressing their throat with the hands to fill something such as a road or pipe, so that nothing can pass through Learn . Choke electronics A choke, with two mH windings and rated to handle A In electronics, a choke coil is an inductor used to block higher frequency while passing lower frequency of direct current DC or alternating current AC in an electrical circuit.A choke usually consists of a coil of insulated wire often wound on a magnetic core, although some consist of a doughnut shaped bead of ferrite material Urban Dictionary choke Michael Jordan would be considered one of the most clutch professional sports players of all time Only you know when you choke.Its a distinct feeling Choking doesn t give a crap about expectations.

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        Written in stolen moments under truck chassis and on park benches to a soundtrack of The Downward Spiral and Pablo Honey, Fight Club came into existence The adaptation of Fight Club was a flop at the box office, but achieved cult status on DVD The film s popularity drove sales of the novel Chuck put out two novels in 1999, Survivor and Invisible Monsters Choke, published in 2001, became Chuck s first New York Times bestseller Chuck s work has always been infused with personal experience, and his next novel, Lullaby, was no exception Chuck credits writing Lullaby with helping him cope with the tragic death of his father Diary and the non fiction guide to Portland, Fugitives and Refugees, were released in 2003 While on the road in support of Diary, Chuck began reading a short story entitled Guts, which would eventually become part of the novel Haunted.In the years that followed, he continued to write, publishing the bestselling Rant, Snuff, Pygmy, Tell All, a remix of Invisible Monsters, Damned, and most recently, Doomed Chuck also enjoys giving back to his fans, and teaching the art of storytelling has been an important part of that In 2004, Chuck began submitting essays to ChuckPalahniuk on the craft of writing These were How To pieces, straight out of Chuck s personal bag of tricks, based on the tenants of minimalism he learned from Tom Spanbauer Every month, a Homework Assignment would accompany the lesson, so Workshop members could apply what they had learned all 36 of these essays can currently be found on The Cult s sister site, LitReactor.Then, in 2009, Chuck increased his involvement by committing to read and review a selection of fan written stories each month The best stories are currently set to be published in Burnt Tongues, a forthcoming anthology, with an introduction written by Chuck himself His next novel, Beautiful You, is due out in October 2014.


    294 Comments

    1. "If you're going to read this, don't bother. After a couple pages, you won't want to be here. So forget it. Go away. Get out while you're still in one piece. Save yourself. What happens here is first going to piss you off. After that it just gets worse and worse."I always feel a little stupid reviewing a Chuck Palahniuk book. It always seems like a futile effort. Especially with Choke, which opens with the above quote. How can you review a book like that? If you like it, you're an idiot who's to [...]


    2. "There is no human soul, and I am absolutely for sure seriously not going to fucking cry."reading a chuck palahniuk novel is like one of those long booze-soaked all-night discussions with someone you've just met. by the end of it you're convinced that you've solved all the world's problems, and how to proceed seems so clear. once you wake up in the morning you remember how good it was, but details are hazy and the big plans are gone. his books all share similar themes, but i find this to be at t [...]


    3. «Το μαρτύριο του Εγώ»Αυτοπαθές, Παράδοξο, Αυτούσιο, Ηδονικά Σοκαριστικό .δεν είναι οι κατάλληλες λέξεις, αλλά είναι οι πρώτες που μου έρχονται στο μυαλό!Ο «Πνιγμός» είναι μια αποκήρυξη της ένδοξης αποτυχίας του σύγχρονου ανθρώπου. Είναι η τάση της εποχής, της κάθε εποχής πο [...]


    4. As with every Chuck Palahniuk book I've read so far I really enjoyed Choke.This book had a lot going on for one that was a mere 159 pages (on the Nook). I just want to say that this book was amazing. If you're one of Chuck's fans I am guessing you will love this, since it's got his usual satire, style, humor, and repetition. Also, great writing of course. There are some great messages in Chuck's books, some are less obvious, some are hidden completely, some are in your face, and some are crammed [...]


    5. I'm getting tired of Chuck Palahniuk. This the fifth book I've read by him and I wasn't the least bit thrilled. I hate it when authors get formulaic. And I hate it even more when it's from an author that I really really like. I can't read Dean Koontz, Michael Crichton, and others because of this. And loved their stories! It's just that I figured them out. I knew what to expect. And what's even worse than that, is that I knew who the characters would be. I knew their mannerisms, their quirks, the [...]


    6. I deleted this review. It was old and inflammatory, and I just don't want to talk about Chuck Palahniuk in 2012. Argue somewhere else, guys. Happy reading.


    7. یه اثر خوب دیگه از پالانیک که به مسلما به خوندنش می ارزه. داستان طنز کثیفی رو همراه داره که مخصوص خود پالانیک هستش. همچنین سیستم عقاید فایت کلابی پالانیک هم توی این اثر به صورت ضعیف تر، که البته به خاطر شرایط داستانی هستش، مشاهده میشه.همچنین نیاز های انسانی، رفتار اعتیادی و اجب [...]


    8. Many themes in this book were enjoyable even if many of them were unlikely. The main character works at a medieval theme park and spends nights pretending to need the Heimlich maneuver because he claims that someone that saves your life has a need to continue taking care of you. I always thought that was the other way around and the save-y has to look over and protect the save-er. I most enjoyed the part where stones are beginning to fill the house and one character mentions that it feels as tho [...]


    9. Wow! A book about a suburban white boy with low self-esteem and mommy issues! How novel! I've been told time and again by friends I otherwise respect to read Chuck Palahniuk. Well, I finally did, and it made me realize I've got too many friends. Choke is deeply funny in places, but at times it very much does not feel like it has any kind of natural rhythm, and it often seems contrived purely for the sake of the sick laugh. I haven't lost faith in Palahniuk and will probably read something else b [...]


    10. If I could give it negative stars, I would. So many things I didn't like about the book's a few in list format!1. No paragraphsy phrases. It's hard to feel like youre reading a complete thought, when.you're not.2. I know using the word "Dude" is addictive, but oddly enough, it's even more annoying to read it over and over than to hear/say it.3. The way he always (and when I say always, I mean every time, every other page) referred to his penis as his 'dog' was nausiating. Really. Disgusting.4. I [...]


    11. "Μπορούμε να περάσουμε τη ζωή μας ολόκληρη αφήνοντας τον κόσμο να μας υπαγορεύει ποιοι είμαστε. Τρελοί ή λογικοί. Άγιοι ή σεξομανεις. Ήρωες ή θύματα. Να αφήσουμε την ιστορία να αποφασίσει πόσο καλοί ή κακοί είμαστε. Να αφήσουμε το παρελθόν μας να καθορίζει το μέλλον μας. Ή μπ [...]


    12. I have choked in public on two different occasions.The first was at an Olive Garden with my mother, where an extremely lanky busboy had to give me the Heimlich to dislodge a chunk of poorly chewed steak consumed during a meal of Alfredo.The second involved another steak-related dinner at QDoba shared with about a dozen friends. An ambulance was called much to my irritation.Choking, at least in my experience involved vomiting up ropes of phlegm as the body attempts to dislodge the offending artic [...]


    13. So much better than 'Fight Club.' It's not as grotesque, but it's much more, oh, I don't know, how can I put this fucked up. It's one those books that don't make any sense at all while you're reading it. Why are they doing that? Who the hell is she? But at the end of the novel, everything, everything comes together and it all makes sense. Plus, you will get one the most insane mind-fucks of all time IF you make it to the end. It was the last book to make gasp out loud and scream out, 'Holy shit! [...]


    14. Διάβαζα την κριτική μιας κοπελιάς που έγραφε "If somebody is starting to read Chuck Palahniuk for the first timee first book they read of his will always be their favorite." Το πρώτο μου ήταν το Invisible monsters, έπαθα πλάκα. Αυτό, μου φάνηκε ενας αχταρμάς, σαν να ήθελε να πει κάτι και ζοριστηκε για να του βγει. Δεν μου άρεσε καθόλου. Το δια [...]


    15. Το βιβλιο αυτο λοιπον μιλα γιαδεν ειμαι τοσο σιγουρη τελικα.ξεκινα απο τη σκιαγραφηση ενος περα για περα προβληματικου χαρακτηρα και θιγει ενα σωρο πραγματα και θεματα κοινωνικα "εμπλουτισμενα" με πολλη βωμολοχία και σεξστα σημεια που ελεγα οτι , ναι, τελικα μου αρεσει αυτ [...]


    16. This was my first introduction to Chuck Palahnuik. Hello Chuck. I'm one of your followers on .I'm not as weird as any of your characters but maybe one day you'll not write about self-help groups and instead will write about online book groups. After all bookishness is kind of an addiction too right?Or maybe it's a compulsion?Or a bit of both?Just take a look around Like facebook for the literate.And immoderate.And insane. I think there's scope.Let me know what you think.A weird place to start gi [...]


    17. 4 stars, although it could very well be 5. In fact, I don't know why I don't give it 5. I liked it more than Invisible Monsters, almost as much as I liked Fight Club. The more I read the guy, the more I come to believe he's a genius of a kind. At the beginning, he warns the readers to stay away from the book as it will only make them sick. Do I need to worry about the fact that not only did it not make me sick, but I actually loved it? Do I need to worry about the fact that I felt my blood boili [...]


    18. I just couldn't do it! I could not read this drivel. It's not subversive. It's not funny. It's not interesting. It's not shocking. It is juvenile.Franzen's The Corrections, Roth's Portnoy's Complaint, and BBE's American Phycho are not in my favorites by any stretch of the imaginationbut at least these three have ideas and can actually write even if I didn't want to read what they were writing about.And PLEASE don't compare this guy to the genius who was Kurt Vonnegut! Just don't even go there.If [...]


    19. Chuck Palahniuk cannot end a book to save his life; none of the ones I've read were very satisfying in the end. But what he does do - extremely well - is tell short, interesting, and often funny anecdotes that are nearly all based on real, actual events that happen to people every day, and that is not something to be taken lightly. If it could be read as a series of events that are all interesting in and of themselves, Choke would be his best book, a hilarious and compelling series of slice-o-li [...]


    20. Εγώ θέλω να με έχουν ανάγκη.Εγώ θέλω να είμαι απαραίτητοςΚάποιον που να είναι εθισμένος σε μένα. Έναν αμοιβαίο εθισμό.Σήμερα όλος ο κόσμος έχει παραισθήσεις.Πέφτουν πέτρες και το έδαφος σείεται.Το μαρτύριο του Αγίου Εγώ.Μπορούμε να περάσουμε τη ζωή μας ολόκληρη αφήνοντας τ [...]


    21. If you pick this book up, don't even bother looking at the back cover, what is written there cannot even begin to tell you what you are about to read. I picked this book up based off of a few different people's recommendations and hearing the author's name dropped by several of my favorite authors. I had been told over and over how absolutely hysterical this book is, so of course I had to read it.First let me warn you this book is not for everyone in fact it's not for most people, but there is a [...]


    22. Choke is one of those books that it still lies in my head. I remember when my College professor of ethics and aesthetics commanded us to read the short story "Guts" of Chuck Palahniuk. He warned us in how unpleasant would be to read it! But after reading it I thought that the author had a way of telling stories so visceral and cruel that attracted me. So inquiring more about him I found the book "Choke".In Choke the protagonist is the character who has more defects, more misery, and less ethical [...]


    23. "E se invece Gesù avesse passato la giovinezza a commettere errori?Prima di azzeccare il suo primo miracolo?"Divertente, brillante, delirante, vorticoso. A partire dall'incipit:«Se stai per metterti a leggere, evita. tra un paio di pagine vorrai essere da un'altra parte. Perciò lascia perdere. Vattene. Sparisci, finchè sei intero. Salvati. Ci sarà pure qualcosa di meglio alla tv. Oppure, se proprio hai del tempo da buttare, che so, potresti iscriverti a un corso serale. Diventare un dottore [...]


    24. "Psychotic" isn't the right word, but it's the first word that comes to mind.Seriously, this book is WEIRD. But, having said that, it's what made it so entertaining. The story never really WENT anywhere, though the ending was a surprise. The whole book was random, jumping from one thing to another - choking here, going to work, visiting his mom, going into his pastd there was a lot of pretty graphic areas regarding sex. On the whole, I pretty much hated the main character, he seemed like such a [...]


    25. " Ύστερα ανοίγει την τηλεόραση, μια σαπουνόπερα, ξέρετε, αληθινοί άνθρωποι που προσποιούνται πως είναι ψεύτικοι άνθρωποι με επινοημένα προβλήματα, τους οποίους παρακολουθούν αληθινοί άνθρωποι για να ξεχάσουν τ' αληθινά τους προβλήματα"_________"Λέει: Έχεις κάνα νέο απ΄τον γιο [...]


    26. Excerpt:"Here, I'm supposed to tell her the truth. I admire addicts. In a world where everybody is waiting for some blind, random disaster or some sudden disease, the addict has the comfort of knowing what will most likely wait for him down the road. He's taken some control over his ultimate fate, and his addiction keeps the cause of his death from being a total surprise. In a way, being an addict is very proactive. A good addiction takes the guesswork out of death. There is such a thing as plan [...]


    27. Chuck Palahniuk is one of the four authors listed as my biggest influences on my author page, the other three being Stephen King, William Shakespeare and Bret Easton Ellis. Like Fight Club, and Chuck Palahniuk’s other works, Choke contains numerous very quotable and sometimes quite devastating lines.“At some point, your memories, your stories, your adventures, will be the only things you'll have left.” While Choke may not have been as obvious an influence on Drug Gang as Fight Club was, th [...]


    28. Once again, Palahniuk provides perfect social commentary. Essential to understanding America and ourselves, Choke invites you to consider your life holistically, question what you know, and examine the quotidian anew. In addition, Palahniuk challenges us to find the best of ourselves, to focus less on "Saint Me," and to experience fully those near-life experiences he documents so well in Fight Club. Another marvel, another marvel.


    29. Bravo Palahniuk, Bra-ha-vo! Man am I late to the Palahniuk party, geez. This book was amazing, his writing impeccable. The man can weave sentences in ways very few can. I agree this man's writing should be taught in philosophy courses. To review a book that's starts with this:"If you're going to read this, don't bother. After a couple pages, you won't want to be here. So forget it. Go away. Get out while you're still in one piece. Save yourself. What happens here is first going to piss you off. [...]


    30. Victor spends his days working as an indentured servant in Colonial America. He spends his nights rotating between attending sex addicts anonymous and faking his own untimely demise by choking in high-end restaurants. Once saved, Victor then maintains contact with said rescuers in the hopes that they will send him enough money to cover his mother’s monthly nursing home bill. Chuck Palahniuk is a very polarizing figure in modern day literature – you either love him or hate him. I fall into th [...]


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