Fight Club: A Novel

Fight Club: A Novel

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by Chuck Palahniuk
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393327345

ISBN-13: 9780393327342

Pub. Date: 10/17/2005

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

The first rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club.In his debut novel, Chuck Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation's most visionary satirist. 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 boxing matches in the basement of bars. There two men

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The first rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club.In his debut novel, Chuck Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation's most visionary satirist. 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 boxing matches in the basement of bars. There two men fight "as long as they have to." A gloriously original work that exposes what is at the core of our modern world.

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ISBN-13:
9780393327342
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/17/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
18,785
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

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Fight Club: A Novel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 411 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What Fight Club?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I watched the movie many years ago, long before I was able to comprehend. I found myself longing to watch the movie again but instead decided to read the book. I devoured it in one sitting and almost wish I had taken longer, if only to draw out the pleasure that was my first book by Chuck. This brilliant story makes you question nearly everything you think you know about your life; it is at once philosophical, tragic, invigorating, disturbing, and romantic. I was completely consumed by the characters and their lives and was dying to find out what happens next. The book came full circle and the ending was gratifying. I would recommend Fight Club to anyone who believes they can stomach it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the only book where I can say I will read again and again till the day I die. This has to be the most creative and funny book ever written. Will watch the movie soon.
elmitrio More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the most entertaining, books I have read recently that was well-written. Many authors have a good, or just interesting idea, but do not have the skills to convey them on paper, Chuck Palahnuik is not one of those people, his creative story design and compelling narrative make the story interesting and beautiful. The book takes you deep inside the head of our tormented, but nameless character. It throws you around through through the thoughts of this person as he participates in launching a club that evolves into a terrorism/myaterdom project. This is one of my all time favorite books. Read the book before seeing the movie (which is also excellent) Dmitri G (for Mrs. Castle 5A class)
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Adam_Gentry 24 days ago
Without meaning, all are equal. It’s human nature to look for meaning; to try and create some sense of order. Fight Club suggests that order and meaning are the problem. In our struggle to find meaning we impose lies upon ourselves; in our desire to create order we enslave ourselves to those lies. The narrator struggles with apathy, going to extreme lengths to garner the sympathy he craves, until he meets Tyler. Together they explore their shared dissatisfaction and anger. The structure of the story mimics the chaotic philosophy of its characters. Each chapter begins in the height of a scene, and quickly jumps through numerous other moments in the story. Most are only one or two sentences long, while others may be a paragraph. This montage style of writing serves to downplay the events of the story, highlighting the underlying ideas through the dark humor of the narrator, which may be its only real shortcoming. Much of the humor is rooted in crude pranks and explicit references to bodily functions and fluids. But, if you can overlook that, the story still offers some very unique perspectives on capitalist society. +Strong Ideas +Strong Characters *Dark Humor *Grim *Disjointed Plot 4.5/5
Anonymous 3 months ago
:)
Anonymous 7 months ago
Read it already!
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Hai, how is chu? You're Sacrifar, aren't chu?
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Hiya
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Cannot say enough good things about this book.
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Fast paced and quirky!
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How dare you
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Amazing book, one of the best I've read in months.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. The characters are people I could somewhat relate with.