October Book Club Selection: 'Burnt Tongues: An Anthology of Transgressive Fiction' edited by Chuck Palahniuk, et al

LitReactor Book Club

Every month here at LitReactor, we celebrate reading with a new selection in our Book Club. For October we will be reading and discussing Burnt Tongues: An Anthology of Transgressive Fiction edited by Chuck Palahniuk, Richard Thomas and Dennis Widmyer.

Synopsis:

Transgressive fiction authors write stories some are afraid to tell. Stories with taboo subjects, unique voices, shocking images—nothing safe or dry.

Burnt Tongues is a collection of transgressive stories selected by a rigorous nomination and vetting process and hand-selected by Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club, as the best of The Cult workshop.

These stories run the gamut from horrific and fantastic to humorous and touching, but each leaves a lasting impression.

Some may say even a scar.


Discussion for Burnt Tongues will kick off on October 1st, but you should pick up the book and start reading ASAP!  (We've provided a handy link below). Once you're locked and loaded, you can announce your presence in the Book Club. (No invitation needed!)  That thread is where all discussion about the book will go down.

If you read our September Book Club selection, Noir: A Love Story by Edward J. Rathke, make sure you check out that thread as discussion there has officially started.

Happy reading!

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Publisher: Medallion Press (2014)
Binding: Paperback, 400 pages
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Joshua Chaplinsky is the Managing Editor of LitReactor.com. He is the author of ‘Kanye West—Reanimator’ and the story collection 'Whispers in the Ear of A Dreaming Ape.' His short fiction has been published by Vice, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Thuglit, Severed Press, Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, Clash Books, Pantheon Magazine and Broken River Books. Follow him on Twitter at @jaceycockrobin. More info at joshuachaplinsky.com.

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