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Fight Club (book)

142 Ratings: 3.6
A 1996 book by Chuck Palahniuk.

Fight Club is a 1996 novel by Chuck Palahniuk. The book chronicles the experiences of an anonymous protagonist who is struggling with a growing discomfort with consumerism as a way of life, and with changes in the state of masculinity in American culture. … see full wiki

Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: W. W. Norton (October 3, 2005)
18 reviews about Fight Club (book)
review by . August 04, 2010
Okay, so I’m going to break the first two rules of Fight Club…       Made famous by the film, Fight Club is about fighting. “No, really?” I hear you cry, and sure, what’s so interesting about two guys beating each other up? Except the novel isn’t really about fighting. It’s about themes as wide ranging as love, grief, illness, terrorism, capitalism and the intricate workings of Western society. Whoa, big stuff.       …
Quick Tip by . September 24, 2010
Quintessential Palahniuk that presents a good balance between an untrustworthy narrative and pop literature...
Quick Tip by . July 22, 2010
the book is passable, but the film is amazing! the extra visuals really make a difference.
Quick Tip by . July 16, 2010
Palahniuk's irreverent critiques and parodies of society and consumerism make this an interesting and thoughtful work.
Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
What if you had a crazy wake up call, and instead of preach peace you preach and spread the caos. Great story. Kind of weird end. What isn't weird in this book?!
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
a man with a split personality cannot cope with it and literally fights himself for control of his thought process. This is one of he silliest concepts ever to become a best seller!! and movie for gawd's sake !!
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
Here's a goodly number of hours of my life that I'll never get back. I honestly cannot understand the attraction to Palahniuk's writing; it is bland, nonsensical, irrelevant, confusing, and has an "Emperor's New Clothes" aspect to his fan-base and critical reviewers that makes me even more suspicious. I just can't get into it.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
One of my favorite Paluhniuk books.
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
Another book made popular by the movie
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
hahahaha sexy but crazy story
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
Palahniuk's are always an OD on human dysfunction. Scary thing is there are worlds of truth in his dark comedies
Quick Tip by . June 18, 2010
Has the feel of an action movie wrestled down into words.
Quick Tip by . June 17, 2010
The greatest fight film ever made.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
GUESS WHAT, EVERYONE?! chuck palahniuk is only about 30% as talented as everyone marks him up as being. it's better than most... of the things i read during my intro to writing seminars at university. ooooooo wicked burn.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
Even better than the movie.
Quick Tip by . May 21, 2010
wow this book was hard to follow but it is meant to be that way. plus it is a great movie
review by . February 06, 2009
I saw the movie "Fight Club" a couple years before I heard who Chuck Palahniuk was, and the film was a fantastic guy movie, and a pretty phenomenal flick all around. After I learned who Palahniuk was and read several of his other stories, I figured it was time to get to his first and probably most popular novel, "Fight Club." I was not disappointed.      From the introduction, Palahniuk sums up his goal with "Fight Club": to write a story where you get just the kernel of the …
review by . May 14, 2003
After having watched the interesting movie, I wanted to read the novel and compare the similarities and differences between the two different mediums. I find the movie to be superior, but the book is interesting nonetheless.FIGHT CLUB is the type of novel that won't make sense if you're just looking for a good story. To begin with, it's a novel that deals with all kinds of complex issues (the enslavement of materialism, what is reality, etc.). However, besides that is the fact that the story is …
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