Fight Club: A Novel
Books | Fiction / Satire
The first rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club. Chuck Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation’s most visionary satirist in this, his first book. Fight Club’s estranged narrator leaves his lackluster job when he comes under the thrall of Tyler Durden, an enigmatic young man who holds secret after-hours boxing matches in the basements of bars. There, two men fight "as long as they have to." This is a gloriously original work that exposes the darkness at the core of our modern world.
W. W. Norton & Company
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"Frightening and unpleasant in a wonderful way, this book grabs you by the throat and holds you there until you are done reading. I think I could read this book five times and still be getting new things from it. All of the scenes are so vivid I feel like I could taste them. I think this book could definitely classify as a “underground classic.” It’s set up in a way that tells you only the important parts of the story, and because it does that, it never is close to boring. I had to actually use a summery guide to go over ever chapter after I read it to fully appreciate the book. That sounds like a bad thing, but really I was just so enthralled I needed to make sure I knew what was going on. I would highly recommend. 4/5 stars. "
"So there’s this rule. "
"Have to read! Rule 1 - can’t talk about fight club. "
"A lot more backstory than the movie it was rly cool to read the original "