Fight Club: A Novel

Fight Club: A Novel

Book rating: 04 Paperback

By (author) Chuck Palahniuk

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 206mm x 15mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 17 October 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393327345
  • ISBN 13: 9780393327342
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 2,338

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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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By Angel T. 10 Oct 2010 4

A psychological thriller with overt critique on consumerism and wasteful spending, as well as the meaning of being a man in a "generation of men raised by women". The narrator is unintentionally funny in the deadpan way, and while the story skips between events and timelines, it is all the more like you are living inside his insomnia-plagued head. The twist at about two-thirds of the way in was very well played, and ties together a lot of the quirks and seemingly innocently repeated lines since the beginning. There are blatant statements of misogyny towards women, but then again this book details all the wrong ways consumer madness can go. Very effective as a critique, but also works as a grossly intricate and thrilling story. (detailed review: http://angeltyuan.blogspot.com/2009/11/review-fight-club-by-chuck-palahniuk.html)

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Amazing and artful disturbance. ?Fight Club ?is for everybody who thinks and loves the fine American language. --Barry Hannah"