Snuff - Chuck Palahniuk
Categories:Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
A book told through the eyes of three men and a female assistant, Cassie's record attempt and past are not something that can be recommended from 7 to 70. It is not suitable for everyone due to the heavy sexual elements it contains, but this does not change the fact that it is a fluent book. The narrative told by different people, the originality of the story and the interesting Hollywood facts it contains made the story very gripping. Knowing that someone who is ready to read Underground Literature will be alone with their taboos will make it possible not to be surprised by the content of the book. Leaving aside the sexuality and taboos it involves, the reality in the underlying family phenomenon is quite impressive. A work that will not suit everyone but offers an enjoyable reading.
Snuff Short Summary
Cassie Wright is an older porn star. She decides to shoot a record with the aim of giving a better life to the child she gave birth to and adopted years ago. She will end her sense of guilt towards her child with a record attempt and thus leave a great legacy to her child. In this record attempt with 600 people, Cassie, who risked death, will ensure that such porn industry record attempts are banned if she dies.
As an assistant in this record attempt, Sheila is responsible for taking care of Cassie and finding and tracking 600 people. 600 people found with a newspaper advertisement are filmed in rows of three. Numbers from 1 to 600 were written on the arms of all men to prove the authenticity of the shots. In the event that Cassie dies during filming, the people are taken into the room in mixed sequences to continue shooting.
Branch Bacardi, number 600, is a porn star who is known in the porn industry but wants to revive his fame that decreases as he gets older, victim of his ego. He had a different bond with Cassie. That's why he came to shoot with a cyanide pill that Cassie claimed was his wish. Waiting for his turn, Bacardi meets a young boy number 72. The fact that number 72 is claiming to be Cassie's son and is very similar to Bacardi stirs things up.
She learns that she is Cassie's child from her adopted family, number 72, and aims to open up to Cassie, whom she believes to be her mother by participating in the record attempt, but Cassie lied to everyone about her child's gender. In fact, she gave birth to a girl. Number 72, instead of giving Cassie the cyanide pill Bacardi gave her after learning this truth when she went to her side, she contributed to the world record with her.
Dan Banyan, 137, was involved in filming to save his television career. Finally, by being with Cassie, he discovered that he was straight and was ready to give a new direction to his life.
Bacardi gave Cassie a pill years ago, recorded the moments she was with her, and released it as a movie. That is the day Cassie got pregnant. Knowing this version of the story, Sheila learned that Cassie and Bacardi were her children and became an assistant in the record attempt. Her mind is inherited in the record attempt after her mother's death, but her plans are ruined when Bacardi drinks the cyanide pill she brought for Cassie.
The revelation of the truth ruins Sheila's dreams when Cassie doesn't want her to play a role during the medics' intervention on Bacardi, when she's having a relationship with Bacardi and her record attempt doesn't kill Cassie. Sheila, whom Cassie calls Zelda Zonk, grew up thinking her family hated her. However, she did not find out that her mother gave this name because it was Marilyn Monroe's nickname. Despite this, what happened on that day causes him to accept his family. Cassie didn't take care of her daughter, but she still loved her. Although they said that they would be broke if they went to the filming, number 72 Darin and Sheila, who did not listen to their family and participated in the filming, became close to each other due to their failures and their plans went awry. And they had to look into the future before them.