Rant Buster Rant Casey just may be the most efficient serial killer of our time A high school rebel Rant Casey escapes from his small town home for the big city where he becomes the leader of an urban dem

  • Title: Rant
  • Author: Chuck Palahniuk
  • ISBN: 9780307275837
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Paperback
  • Buster Rant Casey just may be the most efficient serial killer of our time A high school rebel, Rant Casey escapes from his small town home for the big city where he becomes the leader of an urban demolition derby called Party Crashing Rant Casey will die a spectacular highway death, after which his friends gather the testimony needed to build an oral history of his shBuster Rant Casey just may be the most efficient serial killer of our time A high school rebel, Rant Casey escapes from his small town home for the big city where he becomes the leader of an urban demolition derby called Party Crashing Rant Casey will die a spectacular highway death, after which his friends gather the testimony needed to build an oral history of his short, violent life With hilarity, horror, and blazing insight, Rant is a mind bending vision of the future, as only Chuck Palahniuk could ever imagine.

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    1. I can't do it. I can't finish this book. Usually Palahniuk creates fairly unsympathetic characters, as in this book, and that I'm used to. Because it WORKS; the plot-lines of his books are always ridiculous in a totally fascinating way, which makes up for the stupid characters. However, Rant bored the fuck out of me. I tried. I read more than half and I do not care about this nutjob guy and his rabies and his slobbering all over the ladies, or the driving around in cars being obnoxious or whatev [...]

    2. I'm not a Chuck P fan simply because he is "edgy" or because I get off on the so-called depravity of his often violent and sexual themes. I know a few folks like that. What I enjoyed most about this book was the structure, the measured reveal. Based on the oral tradition, each chapter is composed of brief statements from a cast of dozens. Individually, these narrators are hopelessly unreliable, but taken together they form a whole picture that is more true than any single testimony could be. (I' [...]

    3. WTF did I just read and why did I finish it? This book is a mish-mash of narrators, grossness, time travel, car crashes, a rabies plague, segregation and dull characters. I kept hoping it would improve and then it was just over. This story somewhat follows a dull-witted character named Buster or Rant (as he's better known) who gets off on catching rabies. His attraction to pain and rabies eventually leads to a rabies plague. The story is told from the various and far too many points of view of p [...]

    4. What the hell?Let me first say I love Chuck P. I love his usually disturbing stories and weird characters. I don't mind the fact that he seems a little crazy, and I don't mind all of the sex he writes about. I also don't mind the gory/gross factor. I like him!This book was just bad in my opinion. Maybe if I knew it had an amazing ending I could have pushed through the last half, but after the first half of this book I realized I didn't care at all about Buster, or his story. So I stopped reading [...]

    5. A Brief CaveatIt feels somewhat strange and almost in bad taste to be reviewing a Chuck Palahnuik book because this just happened. (If you don’t want to search through the link: Paquita (one of the coolest peeps on ) made mention of the fact that Chuck P. had recommended the book she had just read and if she had known that, then she probably wouldn’t have read the book because she doesn’t care much for the stylings of Mr. Palahniuk. Enter a crazed, rabid fan of Chuck P. who starts criticiz [...]

    6. This is the story of a small town hell raiser named Buster ’Rant’ Casey who did some slightly unusual things when he was growing up like collecting bucketfuls of his classmate’s teeth. Young Rant also angers more animals than Steve Irwin so that they’ll bite him and infect him with rabies which he deliberately spreads to his class mates. After he grows up and moves to the city, Rant joins a disenfranchised part of society forced by law to stay in their homes during the day and who get th [...]

    7. First off, a disclaimer. I love Chuck P. like a brother. If the man was on dialysis I'd give him a kidney even if I only had one good one left and consider it payback for all the stories of his that I've enjoyed since discovering his work. The lowdown: Rant tells the story of Rant Casey - a small town kid that turns his little town on it's ear before moving to the city to continue his work. The book is comprised of accounts from people that knew Rant with only second hand accounts of his words a [...]

    8. It's not everyday you read a book about rabies, the origins of God, time travel, and bumper cars. Seeing that this is a Chuck Palahniuk book, I shouldn't be surprised that this novel hops barriers and barrels through genres without a single fuck given for your comfort or confusion level. Buster "Rant" Casey can tell you what you had for breakfast three days ago, what kind of flowers you have waiting in a vase back at home, and whether your shower head is steel or bronze simply by eating your pus [...]

    9. “History is nothing except monsters or victims. Or witnesses.”― Chuck Palahniuk, RantHE was close. He was so damn close. He just didn't close it at the end. It was a poem that ended in a whimper. The mixture was nearly perfect, just not flammable. But don't say Chuck didn't try. I imagine Palahniuk had Ballard's Crash and Benford's Timescape, several Oral Histories, and perhaps even Hofstadter's Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid sitting on his shelf as he wrote this. Reading Ra [...]

    10. (Full review can be found at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter].)So before anything else, a horrible confession: that this is the first novel by Chuck Palahniuk I've ever actually read from cover to cover. Yeah, I know, shame on me! And the reason this is such a big deal, of course, is that I'm an obsessive fan of the movie version of Fight Club, adapted from another of Palahniuk's novels, a film I have officially now seen one zillion freaking times. And why do I lik [...]

    11. When I hear this song (youtube/watch?v=uUZf24) one of the things I think of is Chuck Palahniuk. I lied. I actually never heard this song until about four minutes before typing the previous sentence. For the sake of accuracy, when I heard the Elf Power cover of the song, which until about five minutes ago I didn't even realize was a cover, but which I should have assumed since the whole album it is one is made up of cover songs. I wanted to share the Elf Power version, but this this particular ve [...]

    12. MY REVIEW FROM : Look, if you are one of those people who consider themselves "fans" of an author's work so long as it is constantly the same, then forget all about this one. Don't read it expecting Fight Club. In fact, don't read any book by Palahniuk expecting Fight Club but Fight Club. He is a talented writer, with more to offer than the same book reprinted fifty-thousand times. Most of the reviews so far written for this book seem to have been written by the above-mentioned sort of fan. If t [...]

    13. 5 starsThis is one rural, delirium-clouded shadow of southern sci-fi insanity! Imagine if Philip K Dick grew up in rural Alabamad THEN became insane and a writer at the same timeis would be your result!If you like your sci-fi southern fried, with a side of fucked-up sauceis is for you!Like Manson and Stephen Hawking decided to tackle a Mad-Libs together to form a story!Highly recommended!5 stars

    14. Questo è un inno all’anticonformismo . Al mondo qui rappresentato viene tolta ogni umanità , un posto peggiore di come lo è. Il modo in cui è scritto è incredibile, non c’è un protagonista di cui percepiamo i pensieri e osserviamo le azioni , tutte le persone che incontriamo durante la lettura parlano del protagonista , Buster Casey detto “Rant “ . Chi lo descrive come un genio , chi come un folle , chi come un amico . Buster un ragazzo sociopatico figlio della classica famiglia pr [...]

    15. Wow. How can I possibly describe this book? Mediocre? Unfocused? Half-assed?I am a big fan of Palahniuk. I love Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, Choke, Diary, and Lullaby. I even like Haunted a bit. I think he is great at picking some aspect of American Culture and flipping it over so it's soft white underbelly is clearly visible.Unfortunately, with Haunted, he appears to have developed a taste for the 'big gross-out.' Rant continues that trend. And what is worse is that the book is wri [...]

    16. Yeah, I just read a Chuck Palahniuk book; I feel like I’m back in high school and should begin loudly listening to Garbage CDs and writing “I <3 Spike” all over my notebook any second now. In fairness, Palahniuk does finally seem to be breaking out of his mold at least a little; I skipped readingHaunted because I wasn’t in the mood to be squicked, but what had been irritating me about all his previous books was that they all seemed the same. They all utilized a near-identical style of [...]

    17. So far I've enjoyed everything from Chuck Palahniuk I've come into contact with, though fellow readers have warned me to stick to his earlier, and supposedly better, books (people don't seem to have much good to say about his last several offerings). Well, I took their advice and dove into RANT, a novel that many have raved about. And rave about it they should! This is one brilliantly twisted tale, full of all sorts of intrigue, shock, and awe. It reads at a great pace, and lures you along exper [...]

    18. 3.5Is he the protagonist, or the antagonist? Good question about our Mr. Buster Casey, also known as 'Rant' which is also a pretty good description of this story. I mean, this thing is all over the place. To figure it out you might have to partake in some time traveling and still you'd be left with filtering facts from rabid infested party crashers with gold coins in their pockets and Christmas trees tied to the roofs of their cars. Still confused? You should be. After all, this is classic Palah [...]

    19. wow and can't really even begin to comment on this . Complete mindblower with a really sadistic and twisted view of our society ! Loved it !

    20. Here's what happened as I read that book- I enjoyed it. Then I got angry.I enjoyed the pacing during the middle part that was mostly chronicling the party crashing, appreciating where he'd pulled inspiration- secret raves, art car culture, cruising culture, etc. I definitely picked up vibes of Ballard's Crash too- that almost became too obvious to me. I liked the overt political use of Night-timer vs. Daytimer. All of that, including the early history of Rant, was finely crafted storytelling.How [...]

    21. Dubita e credi a tutto, quando Palahniuk tesse la sua tela!!Dopo aver letto meno di cento pagine, ho sognato di un serial killer morboso di età indefinita tra gli otto e dieci anni che faceva fuori nove persone molto alla Palahniuk.Sì, Palahniuk fa quest'effetto.Il libro ha un inizio (quasi) normale e sensato, ma il finale Beh, ma che ve lo dico a fare?! La faccenda diventa sempre più improbabile, più fumosa e strana, ma tu sei lì che continui a chiederti quanto di tutto ciò possa essere r [...]

    22. Rant kicked so much ass. Part of the joy is the idea of a carwith a flaming Christmas tree on top. through the air into a body of water the, you know, strains of Philip Glass' Violin Concerto II.Part of the joy comes from the fact this is the first third of a trilogy, apparently. Part of the joy is that the book is entirely a greatest-hits package of Chuck's strengthsmixed in the "oral biography" form. Like, like if Guns n' Roses wrote ten variations on "Sweet Child o' Mine" and handed the maste [...]

    23. Literary speaking holy s***, Chuck Palahniuk! Holy s***! As I've read below I pressume this is what most of the people call 'punk'. Gotta type it at my favourites! Well literary speaking:'This is an addiction!'. I am so ready for you Chuck Palahniuk, you have no idea! I will put my 'lack of words' on the back of my 'blown away mind', on my 'superdrugged electric-pinching synapses', 'teary of excitement eyes' and most of all on my 'HOLY MOTHER OF PIES'! I am so sad that I can give this book a max [...]

    24. Chuck Palahniuk keeps disappointing me. Pros: I liked the way he told the story. It was odd, but I liked it. Cons: Everything else. There are some dark, sick and disturbing images described (which are to be expected since it is a Palahniuk book) but some stuff made me uncomfortable even reading. By the end of this book I was so thoroughly confused that I re-read it. It was clever but it seemed kind of pointless. By the last page you're not sure of anything and annoyed that you spent so much time [...]

    25. “History is nothing except monsters or victims. Or witnesses.”― Chuck Palahniuk, RantBesmisao života u svom punom sjaju.

    26. OMG CHUCK DID IT AGAIN!! Through a whole of witnesses, you have to glue the pieces together to understand and then comes the ending and you're completely MINDBLOWN. Taboos, disgusting elements and the magic of dark humor, you'll find another book worth of Chuck's name.

    27. Pure Palahniuk. Good story. Hard to follow and end was sort of a cop out. The foreshadowing was good. and as usual the essence of the book is in the quotes.Quotes:"Anywhere you find yourself you can improve your skills.""Despite the dreary scenery, it's all very sexual, these towns. It's only the individual who attains an early beauty and sexuality who becomes trapped here. The young men and women who acquire perfect breasts and muscles before they know how best to use that power, they end up pr [...]

    28. Definitely the weirdest book I’ve read by Chuck Palanhuik so far. So bizarrely gross and sick I almost stopped reading it. But I was hoping the stranger the beginning, the bigger the payoff. It was worthwhile, but I wouldn’t recommend this to a casual acquaintance. They’d probably call a psych watch on me.It starts off about this crazy kid called Rant who intentionally catches rabies and spreads it to as many people as he can. But it’s written like a screenplay, with everyone chipping in [...]

    29. I wanted to like this novel more than I did.There are transcendent moments in RANT that recapture the magic of Chuck Palahniuk's earlier novels like the symbolism of the wild dogs and Rant's obsession with venomous animal bites. In many ways, RANT is a theology for a godless world lead by a man who creates by tearing down boundaries created by arbitrary rules.I mean, RANT is cool. It's just insanely fragmented. Up to a point Palahniuk is just fragmenting his story just because he can, using the [...]

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