"Over The Edge" Selection for February: "CHOKE" by Chuck Palahniuk, 2002

[ Sponsored by the BIZARRE BOOKS & FILMS meetup group, this meetup is also part of the "Over The Edge" series with the New Orleans Book Club. ]

Join us Sunday, February 9, at 7p at Flora coffee shop -- on Royal at Franklin (in the Marigny) -- for a discussion of the 2002 novel "CHOKE" by Chuck Palahniuk, author of "Fight Club".

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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. 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.

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300 pages. Used copies on amazon for a penny before shipping. $10 on Kindle.

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For more info, contact Guy Henoumont anytime at[masked] or at [masked] .

Also invited: the Intelligent Conversation meetup group.


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