Doubleday Books, Hardcover, 9780385517881, 197pp.
Publication Date: May 20, 2008
From the master of literary mayhem and provocation, a full-frontal Triple X novel that goes where no American work of fiction has gone before
Cassie Wright, porn priestess, intends to cap her legendary career by breaking the world record for serial fornication. On camera. With six hundred men. "Snuff" unfolds from the perspectives of Mr. 72, Mr. 137, and Mr. 600, who await their turn on camera in a" very crowded" green room. This wild, lethally funny, and thoroughly researched novel brings the huge yet underacknowledged presence of pornography in contemporary life into the realm of literary fiction at last. Who else but Chuck Palahniuk would dare do such a thing? Who else could do it so well, so unflinchingly, and with such an incendiary (you might say) climax?
" CHUCK PALAHNIUK is the likeliest inheritor of Vonnegut's place in American writing." —San Francisco Chronicle Book Review