Fight Club

Fight Club : A Novel

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 140 x 211 x 18mm | 184g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0393327345
  • 9780393327342
  • 7,468

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Chuck Palahniuk's outrageous and startling debut novel that exploded American literature and...
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"Amazing and artful disturbance. ?Fight Club ?is for everybody who thinks and loves the fine American language." -- Barry Hannah "A noir fable with a potent punch.... A genuine, two-fisted talent." -- Katherine Dunn "An astonishing debut.... ?a dark, unsettling, and nerve-chafing satire." -- Seattle Times "Diabolically sharp and funny." -- Washington Post Book World
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About Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk is the best-selling author of more than eighteen fictional works, including Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, Choke, Lullaby, Diary, Haunted, Rant, Pygmy, Tell-All, Damned, Doomed, Beautiful You and The Invention of Sound. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.
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484,338 ratings
4.18 out of 5 stars
5 45% (216,278)
4 36% (173,136)
3 15% (71,875)
2 3% (16,555)
1 1% (6,494)

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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: more
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