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Friday, November 6, 2015

Book Review #41 (2015 Challenge), Choke

The book I am reviewing is: Choke (read in October 2015)



This book was under the category: A Book with one word in the title

Here is what Amazon has to say about this book

Victor Mancini, a medical-school dropout, is an antihero for our deranged times. Needing to pay elder care for his mother, Victor has devised an ingenious scam: he pretends to choke on pieces of food while dining in upscale restaurants. He then allows himself to be “saved” by fellow patrons who, feeling responsible for Victor’s life, go on to send checks to support him. When he’s not pulling this stunt, Victor cruises sexual addiction recovery workshops for action, visits his addled mom, and spends his days working at a colonial theme park

My thoughts?  This book was BIZARRE.  Strange, perverted, dark - are other words that come to mind when describing this book.  This is a very sexually explicit novel, so if you are offended easily - stay away.  The title is deceiving.  Very little of this book is about him "fake choking" on food to make money.  He is a very disturbed person with many issues who just HAPPENS to choke on food to make money.

This is the author who wrote Fight Club.  And this book was not Fight Club.

Stars: 2

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