Fight Club

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Random House Australia, 1997 - Adventure stories - 208 pages
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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I read this Palahniuk novel after already having read a bunch of other ones. There have not been many novels in which we learn more about the author than main characer. I will never understand ... Read full review

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I was glad that I'd seen the movie before I read the book, because I'm sure that if I hadn't already understood the characters and knew where the story was going I would have given up a third of the ... 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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