Choke by Chuck Palahniuk

By Chuck Palahniuk

Victor Mancini, a medical-school dropout, is an antihero for our deranged occasions. wanting to pay elder take care of his mom, Victor has devised an creative rip-off: he pretends to choke on items of foodstuff whereas eating in upscale eating places. He then permits himself to be “saved” by way of fellow consumers who, feeling accountable for Victor’s existence, pass directly to ship tests to help him. whilst he’s no longer pulling this stunt, Victor cruises sexual habit restoration workshops for motion, visits his addled mother, and spends his days operating at a colonial topic park. His author, Chuck Palahniuk, is the visionary we'd like and the satirist we deserve.

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He doesn’t do anything. ” The Mommy tells him how there used to be a beautiful girl in ancient Greece, the daughter of a potter. Like every time she gets out of jail and comes back to claim him, the kid and the Mommy have been in a different motel every night. They’ll eat fast food for every meal, and just drive all day, every day. At lunch today, the kid tried to eat his corn dog while it was still too hot and almost swallowed it whole, but it got stuck and he couldn’t breathe or talk until the Mommy charged around from her side of the table.

Friday nights mean Tanya. Sundays mean Leeza. Leeza sweats yellow with nicotine. You can almost put your hands around her waist since her abs are rock-hard from coughing. Tanya always smuggles in some rubber sex toy, usually a dildo or a string of latex beads. Some sexual equivalent of the prize in a box of cereal. The old rule about how a thing of beauty is a joy forever, in my experience, even the most beauteous thing is only a joy for about three hours, tops. After that, she’ll want to tell you all about her childhood traumas.

Nico brings her big white ass almost to the top of my dog and bangs herself down. Up and then down. Riding her guts tight around the length of me. Pistoning up and then slamming down. Pushing off against my thighs, the muscles in her arms get bigger and bigger. My thighs under each of her hands go numb and white. “Now that we know each other,” I say, “Nico? ” That’s if I ever go back to school. Never underestimate the power of a medical degree for getting you laid. I bring my hands up, each hand open against the stretched smooth underside of each thigh.

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