Fight Club

Fight Club

A Novel

eBook - 1997
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This book that was made into the highly succesful movie Fight Club starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton Every weekend, in basements and parking lots across the country, young men with good white-collar jobs and absent fathers take off their shoes and shirts and fight each other barehanded for as long as they have to. Then they go back to those jobs with blackened eyes and loosened teeth and the sense that they can handle anything. Fight Club is the invention of Tyler Durden, projectionist, waiter and dark, anarchic genius. And it's only the beginning of his plans for revenge on a world where cancer support groups have the corner on human warmth.
Publisher: Milsons Point, N.S.W. : Vintage, 1997.
ISBN: 9781742745206
Characteristics: 1 online resource (208 p.)


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Apr 27, 2018

This is Palahniuk at his most accessible. Fight Club is a very straight-forward critique of capitalism. There should be no further spoilers.

If you have seen the movie, how most of us came to Palahniuk, there are little surprises, but more adept critiques of modern culture and consumerism.

If this is your first take on Palahniuk and you enjoyed it, you should read his other pieces. They are all weird, disturbing, and generally in line with challenging a moral order which is illegitimate.

He is one of the premier postmodern authors and you should really sink your teeth in.

Apr 24, 2018

I enjoyed the movie more. The book is a couple shades darker in violence and nihilism.

Aug 21, 2016


Jul 21, 2016

"Probably one of my favourite books of all time, Fight Club is definitely a must-read. Mashing up multiple genres, this book is fast-paced, complex and will keep you on the edge of your seat. Although there is enough action to spare, this book is definitely a think-piece, asking deep philosophical questions that the protagonist does his best to answer. Featuring a great twist and ending that will leave you thinking, Fight Club is a book you just have to read for yourself. 5/5 Stars" - @Fulton of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Mar 26, 2016

Complex. Thrilling. Engaging. Fight Club explores the story of an insomniac coming to grips with himself and his other self, as well as every other character mentioned. An admirable trait about this book is that you never know the next character's motives – they seem to hide behind a veil of ambiguity that pushes the plot into chaotic reading enjoyment. Breaking out of compliance, the narrator ventures through the world that he simultaneously creates and destroys. This book can be described as a social commentary, a love story, a thriller... the list goes on. A must-read for anyone ready to experience the tight-knit secrets of Fight Club.
- @spaghettibro of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Mar 13, 2016

The things you own end up owning you. - Nice words from Tyler Durden

Sep 23, 2015

This is a book undone by its finale. The movie solves the problem by not flinching at the critical moment (where the book does flinch and lose its nerve), and as such is a much better version of the story.

That said, up until the book loses its nerve it is a sharp and dark and glorious piece of deconstructive satire. Almost worth the read, but sadly, you're better off watching the film.

Jun 08, 2015

A quick, witty, read, fans of the movie should love the book it was based off of, because in my opinion it's one of the best book to movie adaptations out there

Mar 31, 2015

With his debut novel, Chuck Palahniuk became a superstar of the transgressive fiction genre--known for stories that feature fringe-dwelling anti-heroes and offer a mix of tragic, ironic humor and scathing social commentary with an anarchic twist. It’s popularity further skyrocketed with the cult success of the excellent film by the same name three years later. Fans of this novel should enjoy Palahniuk’s other novels of the same period, including: ‘Survivor,’ ‘Invisible Monsters,’ and ‘Choke.’

Nov 25, 2014

I would've loved this book in high school. It is ugly, nihilistic, in-your-face and disturbing. Its nineties punk-rock aesthetic makes me feel nostalgic and repulsed at the same time. The plot doesn't hang together very well, but the message of giving the finger to consumer culture still resonates (do kids still want to be "outsiders" in the same way we used to?) I watched the movie right after finishing the book, and I think David Fincher's treatment of the plot was funnier, and more deft and self-mocking than the book. He nailed it.

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Jun 08, 2015

"It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything."

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his name was robert paulson


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Jun 08, 2015

A gritty mind bending story about a man on his journey to find true release and freedom from his insomnia and worldly possessions

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