Fight Club (Novel)

The First rule of Fight Club is to not talk about Fight Club.

I’m breaking the rule as of right now to offer insight on a wonderful novel written by Chuck Palahniuk.

The book is about a stressed out car recall specalist who meets Tyler Durden, a forceful, charimisatic, care-free spirit who together, form underground boxing matches that soon spiral into something much bigger. This novel interested me as I had loved the film adaptation staring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt, and longed to read the original work. The book Fight Club is as potent as the film adaptation, stripping down each chapter to it’s core essence and leaving the reader glued to its pages.

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk is one of the most original books I have ever read, though many phrases are repeated inside the story for emphasis. There is nothing repeatitive about this novel as it introduces the reader into the dark mind of Tyler Durden, giving bits and peices of the climax to come while giving us an analogy of modern culture.

The only problem I had with the book is wanting more, which truly isn’t negative to my standards, as Chuck Palahniuk managed to create a modern day masterpiece. Fans of the movie will love this book and fans of counter culture will embrace it’s message of anti-materilism and enlightment.  I reccomend it to anyone who loves action, romance, and soap.

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