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From The Oregonian, Sunday, June 13, 2004, J. DAVID SANTEN reviews "Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories" by Portland author Chuck Palahniuk:
"Sometimes he just happens on a great story that tells itself, like the annual Lind (Wash.) Combine Demolition Derby, where the locals exorcise the demons of agricultural malaise by smashing aged combines into one another. Thousands pay $10 a pop to watch. A small-town Washington native himself, Palahniuk provides readers a portrait of the strategies, the favorites and underdogs, the gruesome past accidents, and the play-by-play of the hulking machines' duels for a first-place prize of $1,000."
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