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Gods & monsters

June 13, 2005

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Big Brother, the X-Files, self-mutilation, screeds against consumerism: Palahniuk is a sponge soaking up modern culture, themes handled well in previous works including Fight Club, Invisible Monsters and Survivor but with Haunted there is the sense of a writer over-saturated. The author himself seems to hint at this: “some stories, you tell them and you use them up. Other stories, they use you up.” Susan Tomaselli reviews Chuck Palahniuk's Haunted.