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.
What can be said about Fight Club that hasn't already been said better than I could ever hope to convey? It's an incredible novel that works on so many different levels - a romance involving a guy too resevered to hit up Marla on his own; a homoerotic thriller about a man and his sexuality; the resistence built by men to reclaim masculinity; a cautionary tale about "following the pied piper." It is a phenomenal book that can be interpreted in so many ways and enjoyed time after time - and the classic twist! A cliche by today's standard, but what a first read. It is also incredibly violent, graphic and perverse at times, too. An absolute must-read for any serious reader.55
Chuck does it again.55
I’m a college student. In my English class we had to read Fight Club, I didn’t like to read at first but after reading this book I got more intrigued in reading!55
It has a lot of woords45
No doubt, this novel is different and takes some getting used to. The profanity is excessive and unnecessary, and often the author inserts words and sentences that don't appear to make sense because they appear out of nowhere. Yet, in time I found myself enjoying the ride the author was taking me on, and when I realized what the book was really about and what the author was really saying, I actually came to appreciate it. So, enter at your own risk.35
I could go on, about chuck palanchuck's superb writing style or of his truely memorable characters, or its lines that just beg to be quoted, in social situations but that has already been made obvious by the majority of other reviews, as i was reading the reviews, I was impressed by how well people truely grasped to the brilliance of this book. Although as I made my way to the bottom of the reviews I noticed someone had given this novel a single star wishing they could give it even less, even though they claimed to be open to many writing styles, or a litterary afficianado. Plese ignore these reviews despite her claims having read the hunger games does not make her an expert on what books are good. Someone's been reading to many danielle Stelle novels.55
To be honest, I saw the movie first. This book is much better, such a great tale. Great characters55
Beautiful book. Will last for multiple reads, and if you've seen the movie, definitely read the book. You will finish it in three to four days. Buy it! I love it.55
Movie was great but book more in dept and I felt good finishing it. Great ending talking about heaven but really he is in hospital. Mind blown55
Palahniuk's Fight Club is a masterpiece and one of my favorites. The unique voice of Palahniuk alone makes this book worth reading. The story line is brilliant, the characters are well developed, and the ending brings a twist you're unlikely to see coming. Read it and see.55