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Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey

7 Ratings: 2.4
A book by Chuck Palahniuk

Shock novelist and scathingly satiric social commentator Chuck Palahniuk (FIGHT CLUB) gives his twisted take on the oral biography, using multiple first-person accounts to tell the short and brutish life story of Buster "Rant" Casey, a serial … see full wiki

Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Doubleday
Date Published: May 01, 2007
3 reviews about Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey
review by . February 06, 2009
Combining snake bite-induced erections with car crash-induced time travel and a whole host of other bizarre and almost realistic events, Chuck Palahniuk has created another character in his universe of strangeness with Rant Casey.      The story unfolds as a biography of Rant after his death, strung together through snippets of interviews with dozens of his close friends and neighbors. It starts off simply enough: an odd little boy in middle America causes quite a stir as he …
review by . November 18, 2008
Chuck Palahniuk is one of my favorite contemporary writers. In my opinion, I think he is destined to become known for many classics, including my two favorites: Survivor: A Novel and Fight Club: A Novel. "Rant" is a typical Palahniuk novel, and by typical I mean a incredible format and a story told only by the incredible lives of the characters that surround the hero (or anti-hero as the case may be).    "Rant" is told through the lives of those that encountered him, in the incredible, …
review by . January 28, 2008
Pros: Quite a few funny bits     Cons: Weak story, terrible characters, funny stuff few and far between     The Bottom Line: The latest in a string of disappointing novels by a bona fide absurdist who seems to have lost his touch. I'm a huge fan and would caution other fans seriously.     Chuck Palahniuk’s latest novel, Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey, has a different narrative style than his previous novels. Unfortunately that …
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