Chuck Palahniuk Going Overboard With 3 Porn-Spoof Book Trailers

Last week, we showed you "Wizard of Ass," the book trailer (the latest dubious trend in book promotion!) for Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk's new book, Snuff. It was a parody of bad 70s porn, because his book is about an aging porn star ending her career with a bang—a gangbang! Now we've discovered that the book, out today, has two more trailers, "The Twilight Bone" and "Chitty Chitty Gang Bang." OK, Chuck: one jokey porn short film to promote your book is clever, whatever. But three? Click to judge the camera angles of the SFW "Twilight Bone" for yourself.

Now, weirdly—this does not make me want to read the book. It's jokey, which is funny, but I think undermines the actual book and makes me think—although I have no idea yet if this is true—that the author doesn't take his character seriously. I sort of want to like Cassie Wright, the aging porn queen. But these book trailers don't tell me anything about her.