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Review: Fight Club

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com

The first rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club. Chuck Palahniuk's outrageous and startling debut novel that exploded American literature and spawned a movement. Every weekend, in the basements and parking lots of bars across the country, young men with whitecollar jobs and failed lives take off their shoes and shirts and fight each other barehanded just as long as they have to ... Read full review

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Without meaning, all are equal.
It’s human nature to look for meaning; to try and create some sense of order. Fight Club suggests that order and meaning are the problem. In our struggle to find
meaning we impose lies upon ourselves; in our desire to create order we enslave ourselves to those lies.
The narrator struggles with apathy, going to extreme lengths to garner the sympathy he craves, until he meets Tyler. Together they explore their shared dissatisfaction and anger.
The structure of the story mimics the chaotic philosophy of its characters. Each chapter begins in the height of a scene, and quickly jumps through numerous other moments in the story. Most are only one or two sentences long, while others may be a paragraph. This montage style of writing serves to downplay the events of the story, highlighting the underlying ideas through the dark humor of the narrator, which may be its only real shortcoming. Much of the humor is rooted in crude pranks and explicit references to bodily functions and fluids. But, if you can overlook that, the story still offers some very unique perspectives on capitalist society.
+Strong Ideas
+Strong Characters
*Dark Humor
*Grim
*Disjointed Plot
4.5/5
 

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Good book better than the movie.

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Great read
Best book turned movie. Hope other chuck books will get a shot at the big screen!

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Great movie
Even better book

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Best Book Ever!
Ive seen the movie and read the book, and i gotta say the book is better; it goes more in depth in the Narrator and Tyler's lives.

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I'm a coward
Owned by the life I've built.

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Excellent!
Loved the movie, loved the book even more. Great story and i wish i read the book before i saw the movie.

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Great Book, but a lot of haters
Many people read this book thinking it was modeled after the movie when it is quite the opposite. The book came before the movie, and suggests many different ideas in a different light than the movie illuminates.

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Love this book.
It's a modern day classic.

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