Fight Club always struck a better tone in the film.
Would love to see a good Survivor movie. I felt the movie Choke was a real let-down as I thought it was one of Chuck's better books.
I like his writing, but his tropes and mechanics become more and more obvious with the more of his books you read. The last one I really remember enjoying was Rant.
I liked Rant too, but I think that was the first time I remember thinking 'I've pretty much read this already' given how similar it was in tropes and themes to previous books.
Snuff was a bit of a let down for me, because I think what made Survivor (which is probably my second favourite after Haunted) so interesting was the way it subverted normality with all the little Palahniuk-y asides (like all the throwaway comments about cleaning) that pick at all the little things bubbling under 'normal life'. With Snuff, it was already exploring the porn industry, so there was nothing really all that shocking for him to pick at under the surface because it's the strawberry floating porn industry.
I'd really like to read Pygmy next I think, as that definitely does have potential for picking around under the surface.