Chuck Palahniuk holds his head high while saying people have fainted during public readings of his story, Guts.
I think Guts is a milestone for Chuck, and based on the fact that he is still reading this story at public appearances promoting his latest novel, Doomed – I’m right. He is proud of this one.
The story, Guts, appeared in Playboy Magazine March, 2004. It also was part of the novel, Haunted, released in 2005.
For the uninitiated or those who are fans of transgressive fiction, this is Guts, read, by the author, Chuck Palahniuk and I warn you, this gets gross in unexpected, shocking ways.
Note that this recording is terrible and shakes, goes out of focus and the audio has too much echo. There are better quality recordings of this story available, but none I found were complete and read by the author. As bad a recording as it is, I suggest the first over the second, but the second is professionally read and of much better audio quality.
Inhale. Take in as much air as you can. Then, click a link below and listen.
And by the way, WELCOME TO 2014!
The professionally read, audio-only version: