Monday, 11 August 2014
To sum up simply, Choke is a Chuck Palahniuk novel. If you like Chuck Palahniuk, you'll love Choke. If you love Choke enough to digest it again, the audiobook version will definitely enhance your experience.
Unlike many authors, Palahniuk is the perfect performer of his own work. His delivery is suitably dark, capturing both the novel's seriousness and its blacker-than-black humour.
If you've never read any Palahniuk, or seen the film version of Fight Club, I suggest you do both.
I'm yet to see the film version of Choke, but I'm hoping it will exceed my expectations as much as the audiobook did.
Palanik's reading of the novel is followed by an author's note revealing the shocking circumstances in which the novel was written (in the wake of the author's father's murder).