Fight Club

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1996 - Fiction - 208 pages
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Every weekend, in the basements and parking lots of bars across the country, young men with good white-collar jobs and absent fathers take off their shoes and shirts and fight each other barehanded just as long as they have to. Then they go back to those jobs with blackened eyes and loosened teeth and the sense that they can handle anything. Fight club is the invention of Tyler Durden, projectionist, waiter, and dark, anarchic genius, and it's only the beginning of his plans for revenge on a world where cancer support groups have the corner on human warmth. As the narrator of Fight Club puts it: "If people thought you were dying, they gave you their full attention". Where does Tyler Durden come from? Why do his violent schemes so capture the troubled, insomniac narrator? What events bring them to the roof of the world's tallest building, wired to explode in ten minutes? What will the end of the millennium feel like? Readers of Chuck Palahniuk's brilliantly apocalyptic and unnerving first novel are going to find out.

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warning: you probably shouldn't read this if you're prone to depression or easily influence by things that you read or watch. you might be spiraling down into madness. again. "It's only after you've ... Read full review

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Fight Club, by Chuck Palahniuk, is such an interesting and intriguing book to me. Fight Club, really is book that checks our current society, were we indirectly think we are the contents we own. The ... Read full review

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Chuck Palahniuk is the author of the best-selling novels Fight Club, Survivor, Lullaby, Diary, Rant, Damned, and many other works of fiction. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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