Fight Club

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Random House Australia, 1997 - Adventure stories - 208 pages
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Overview: 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 white-collar jobs and failed lives 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 violent revenge on an empty consumer-culture world.

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An insomniac protagonist creates a secret club where men assault each other. He is then powerless to stop the monster he has created. He and his girlfriend attend cancer victims’ support groups even ... Read full review

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It packs a punch to your brain I liked reading this book, it was fun, darkly funny and hypnotic to read. Apparently while Chuck Palahniuk was writing this book, he had the album The Downward Spiral by ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Chuck Palahniuk's twelve previous novels are the bestselling Tell-All, Pygmy, Snuff, Rant, Haunted, Lullaby, Diary, Choke - which has been made into a film by director Clark Gregg, starring Sam Rockwell and Anjelica Huston - Survivor, Invisible Monsters, and Fight Club, which was made into a film by director David Fincher. He is also the author of the nonfiction profile of Portland, Oregon, Fugitives and Refugees, Damned and the nonfiction collection Stranger Than Fiction. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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