5 Books You Can’t Just Can’t Listen To

5 Books You Can’t Just Can’t Listen To

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You read the title, you know what this article is about. With all the hoopla over the last hundred or so years of us asking the same few questions (Will the book die out? Is the book dead?) over and over again, I’ve decided to do something a little more productive than just roll my eyes. I’ve decided to give you five great books that you just can’t listen to. Yes, you may be able to find some actor with the soothing chirp of Michael Caine or the deep drawl of Morgan Freeman, but simply listening isn’t going to give …

5 Books You Can't Just Can't Listen To

5 Books You Can't Just Can't Listen To

Book Culture

You read the title, you know what this article is about. With all the hoopla over the last hundred or so years of us asking the same few questions (Will the book die out? Is the book dead?) over and over again, I’ve decided to do something a little more productive than just roll my eyes. I’ve decided to give you five great books that you just can’t listen to. Yes, you may be able to find some actor with the soothing chirp of Michael Caine or the deep drawl of Morgan Freeman, but simply listening isn’t going to give …

6 Times the Book and Movie Had COMPLETELY Different Endings

6 Times the Book and Movie Had COMPLETELY Different Endings

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Some (especially me!) would say that the ending is the most important part of the story. It is the last chance for the author to effect the audience, to really say something. It is the moment when everything comes together, the moment that everything builds to. Here, the intentions behind the story become clear. Which is why it’s really frustrating, blood-boiling even, when the movie changes the ending! Here are six movie adaptations that completely changed the book’s ending. Some of them make for a better story, but not all of them. Especially not that film. Oh yeah, spoilers. But …

Chuck Palahniuk Is Writing ‘Fight Club 3’ and It’s a Little Different…

Chuck Palahniuk Is Writing ‘Fight Club 3’ and It’s a Little Different…

Ah, Fight Club. Chuck Palahniuk’s 1996 novel about an unnamed insomniac narrator finding solace in beating the absolute heck out of other people—and being beaten back in turn— that winds through a mind-boggling plot, driven by the novel’s demented antagonist, Tyler Durden. The story ends with one of the most startling twists in fiction, and has earned an enormous following and birthed several beloved quotes, including: “The things you used to own, now they own you.” and “It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.”   Image via AbeBooks   The novel was left as a standalone until 2015, when Fight Club 2: The Tranquility …

Apparently Chuck Palahniuk Coined the Term “Snowflake”

Apparently Chuck Palahniuk Coined the Term “Snowflake”

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If you’ve been around in the last, I don’t know, decade? you’ve heard the word “snowflake” as an insult. Lately, it’s come to mean someone who’s too sensitive, takes things too seriously, can’t hear an opposing opinion without flipping their lid. But where did the term come from? Apparently, from Chuck Palahniuk. But don’t take my word for it, take Chuck’s:   The phone rang at four a.m. It was the Times in London. A reporter told me that the Oxford English Dictionary had noted a resurgence of people using the word “snowflake.” Snowflake had become a synonym for being overly sensitive, …