Twisted Fiction

I've been a fan of Chuck Palahniuk since I first read Invisible Monsters years ago. His twisted sense of humor makes his stories such great reads. I've been lucky enough to see him speak a number of times.  He said that the process of turning Fight Club into a movie was so horrible that he now writes books with the intention of making them so twisted that no one would want to make them into a movie. I actually maintain the library's "If you like Chuck Palahniuk…" booklist so I'm always on the lookout for bizarre writing. I guess it was only a matter of time until I picked up a book from the iconoclastic and provocative Eraserhead Press. When I saw a copy of the mildly-titled Shatnerquake by Jeff Burk, I just had to check it out. Burk is a Portland author who tells a tale of a world where every character William Shatner has ever played comes to life, and seeks to destroy the actor. He's running for his life. They're running after him.