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Topic: Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk

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Subject: Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk
Date Posted: 7/31/2010 3:25 AM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
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I'm reading this book, about 60 pages in and I am having a hard time with it. Anyone else who has read it tell me if it is worth finishing or not. Thanks

 

Melissa

Date Posted: 8/7/2010 12:52 PM ET
Member Since: 8/5/2010
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The first time I read it I had a hard time with it as well.  In the times I've gone back to re-read it I have to admit, I've only read the short stories and not the chapters with the underlying story arc.  It's worth reading the whole way through just because it does all come together at the end but you're not missing much if you decide to just read the "good bits". 

I just picked up his book Tell-All from the library this morning.  Fingers crossed that it's good!

Date Posted: 8/25/2010 11:24 AM ET
Member Since: 2/28/2009
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I just read the forum posting.

I really hated the book.  Really, really hated it, and I normally give every book and author many changes to redeem themselves.

Haunted was a composition of very disturbing, gross and simply sick shortstories, held together by an even more sick framing theme.

I finished it, since I never leave a book unfinished, but would never ever pick up another book from this author.

Date Posted: 8/29/2010 4:05 PM ET
Member Since: 2/18/2006
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Maybe it's just me, but I found nothing sick or disturbing about this book. I found it boring and have yet to finish it. I'm a little more than half way through it but I don't know when I'll get back to it. I HATE a boring book!!!

Christa