Rant: The Oral History of Buster Casey

Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk


"Buster Casey was every small kid born into a small town, searching for real thrills in a world of video games and action/adventure movies. Anyone who s ever kissed him would do well to seek treatment, for his recreational drug of choice is rabies and he gets bitten by black widow spiders for the priapic effect of their venom. The high school rebel who wins, Rant Casey escapes from his hometown of Middleton for the big city, where he becomes a leader of an urban demolition derby called Party Crashing where, on designated nights, the participants recognise each other by dressing their cars with tin-can tails and Just Married toothpaste graffiti. (Or with forgotten coffee mugs bolted to their car roofs or Christmas trees tied from bumper to bumper.) During specific windows of time, in limited areas of the city, Party Crashers look for the designated markings in order to stalk and crash into each other. It s in this violent, late-night hunting game that Casey meets three friends. And after his spectacular death, these friends gather the testimony needed to build an oral history of his short life. Their collected anecdotes explore the charges that his saliva infected hundreds and c


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The provocative and mind-bending new novel from the bestselling author of Fight Club and Haunted.

Chuck Palahniuk's seven novels are the bestselling Haunted, Lullaby, Fight Club, Diary, Survivor, Invisible Monsters and Choke. He is also the author of two non-fiction books, Fugitives and Refugees, a profile of Portland, Oregon, and Non-fiction. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

General Fields

  • : 9780099499367
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Arrow
  • : 0.242
  • : May 2008
  • : 196mm X 130mm X 21mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Chuck Palahniuk
  • : Paperback
  • : 708
  • : English
  • : 813.54
  • : good
  • : oc2008014841
  • : 336
  • : Modern fiction