Anonymous asked:
Chuck, any advice/ jaded anecdotes for a working class English 18 year old kid going to Oxford and wanting to have a career in writing? I must choose my wording carefully as I understand that the only way to become a writer is to write. However, I am going to read for a degree in Philosophy and Comparative Theology. Also, does your surname piss you off at book signings? I must know.


Please study sociology and anthropology, particularly Victor Turner and his ideas about liminal and limnoid events.  Almost all my work depicts limnoid events —the seeds of future culture.  Study how various religions occasionally invert the power hierarchy.  This is the laboratory wherein the future society is created.

But I can’t fix him, can’t make him better
And I can’t do nothing about this strange weather

(Source: lanafan, via infinitely-climbing)

caughtuponpurpose asked:
Choke is one of my favorite books, the plot is so intricate and disturbing (in a great way). What inspired you to write a book about addicts/addiction, and how did you come up with the concept of faking near death to make the person who helps feel like a savior?


True story — I’ve told it often, so forgive me for telling it here.   When my father was murdered, I felt overwhelmed by life.  And driving home from one phase of the murder trial, I was distraught as I navigated this almost-deserted highway through wooded mountains.  I wore a suit and tie from the courtroom, and began to fantasize about pulling over onto the gravel shoulder.  I’d leave my motor running and my headlights on.  I’d leave the driver’s door open and walk a few steps up, then lay facedown on the highway shoulder.  Eventually, someone in authority — with a gun, a badge, a uniform — would find me and gently feel my neck for a pulse.  There, spotlighted in the headlights, late at night, that authority figure would bring me back to life by saying, “You’re okay.  Everything will be okay.  Help is on the way.”    That’s the fantasy that morphed into ‘Choke.’


found this in a dusty cupboard

i just followed the broom-broom girl on tumblr im so happy



The Fault in Our Stepbrothers


(via randyscavenge)


how im sposed to beat the pussy up now im too interested in the aesthetics of the art