In the crowded greenroom of a porn-movie production, hundreds of men mill around in their boxers, awaiting their turn with the legendary Cassie Wright. An aging adult film star, Cassie Wright intends to cap her career by breaking the world record for serial fornication by having sex with 600 men on camera—one of whom may want to kill her.
Told from the perspectives of Mr. 72, Mr. 137, Mr. 600, and Sheila, the talent wrangler who must keep it all under control, Snuff is a dark, wild, and lethally funny novel that brings the presence of pornography in contemporary life into the realm of literary fiction.
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When Snuff ends, there is no sigh of satisfaction as you close it and think to yourself, “Boy, that was a satisfying read.” Instead, I closed the book and thought, “Ok, that was pretty cool.” It's like a summer blockbuster movie - fun while you are in the midst of it, but when you are finished,...Jun 15 2008 | Read Full Review of Snuff
He spent a lot of time fantasizing over Cassie as a young man, going so far as to work extra hard at odd jobs to save up enough money for a life-size, realistic blow-up doll of her, only to find out from his adopted mother, while still in the act with the doll, that Cassie is supposedly his real-...Jul 31 2010 | Read Full Review of Snuff
Snuff, by Chuck Palahniuk, is a story about several people, all connected through their ties to a star of pornography, and their quest to be a part of her legacy.Oct 03 2009 | Read Full Review of Snuff
Given Chuck Palahniuk's relentless wallowing in gross-out stories tied to taboo subjects—the man who accidentally disembowels himself while masturbating in Haunted, say, or the extended segment on menstrual-pad "pussy prints" in Rant—even hardcore fans can be forgiven for approaching his late...May 28 2008 | Read Full Review of Snuff
The premise of veteran shock writer Chuck Palahniuk's latest book is borderline offensive: A famous porn star seeks to break a world record by ahem romancing 600 men on film.May 20 2008 | Read Full Review of Snuff
The story is told mostly through the narratives of Mr. 72, Mr. 137 and Mr. 600 who share parts of their life stories while waiting their turn with the porn queen.Oct 20 2011 | Read Full Review of Snuff
In his ninth novel, Chuck Palahniuk, known for his self-described "transgressional fiction," shocks again—this time with his depiction of the pornography industry.May 18 2008 | Read Full Review of Snuff
The sex element is obvious in Snuff: 600 sweaty, smelly, overly tanned man whores – whom the character Sheila disparagingly refers to as "pud-pullers," "monkey-milkers," and a litany of other sexual kennings – cram a greenroom, waiting for a turn to bang their way into porn star Cassie Wright and...May 30 2008 | Read Full Review of Snuff
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She acts as talent wrangler/manager of the filming, complete with clipboard and stopwatch as guys are ushered in by random numbers for their encounters with the porn star lasting one minute, no more, no less, no matter what takes place on the mattress.May 30 2008 | Read Full Review of Snuff
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