The Opposite of Oprah

Chuck Palahniuk's newest offering, Snuff, weaves together the perspectives of several participants in a record-breaking gang-bang attempt. Cassie Wright, a faded porn superstar, takes the phrase “going out with a bang” literally and decides to do 600 men for her last porno flick. Surprisingly, Oprah didn't jump on it for her book club, and since Howard Stern doesn't have one, it's up to the Sweat Records Book Club to make sure Snuff gets its literary due.

“We like to read new works by contemporary authors — writers that push the boundaries,” says Sweat Records proprietress Lauren “Lolo” Reskin. The group meets about every six weeks and attracts upward of a couple dozen book lovers. They'll discuss Snuff at 8 p.m. at Sweat Records,. If you're one of those types who prefer to keep their thoughts about mega gang-bangs private, you're no fun, but you can get a jump on the next selection — Michael Azerrad’s Our Band Could Be Your Life. Get all literary at
Wed., June 25, 2008
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Kyle Munzenrieder

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