Fight Club: A Novel

Kobo ebook | October 17, 2005

byChuck Palahniuk

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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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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....

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 17, 2005Publisher:W. W. Norton & CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393066398

ISBN - 13:9780393066395

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fight Club If you loved the movie, you'll love the book and vise versa. I love how the movie follows closely to the book and not just loosely based on as most movie-based-on-book are now a days.
Date published: 2015-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The first rule of fight club... A modern day classic. In today's day and age, project mayhem would be considered a terrorist cell and undoubtedly infiltrated and destroyed by the FBI, but at least the ideal of undermining dysfunctional and oppressive social institutions is there.
Date published: 2015-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Jam-packed even it's short. This is my first read in Kobo Glo. Even I already watched it the book didn't disappoint me. Palahniuk is genius.
Date published: 2015-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fight club Really such an interesting read. Love it every time. "Sometimes being tired isn't the same as being rich, but it's close enough."
Date published: 2014-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Awesome book, different from the movie but great in its own way.
Date published: 2014-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic LOVED THE BOOK. Writing style, perspective, detail, description, plot, erethang. Only book I'll read more than once. :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic A fantastic look at an everyman's sanity unraveling from the frustrations of a modern, mediocre life. Fight Club serves as a perfect representation of how a typical angry youth-young adult views the world. Palahniuk's minimalistic prose makes this book an easy read, while still being thought provoking enough to warrant discussion even nearly two decades after the book's publication.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fight club Badass book i'm reading again !
Date published: 2013-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Masterpiece Absolutely perfect. This is the novel that started it all. The movie, the cult following, the university courses, the new outlooks on life. This book changes the way you look at life. You begin to realize how trivial some things can be. If you saw the movie then definetly read the book. The ending is different. You will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2006-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing.... After seeing the movie, I was compelled to buy the book. The movie was beautiful, but the book makes things so much better. With the DVD rage being alternate endings, READ THE BOOK. The ending will blow what you think of the movie away. My only beef is that the book was rather expensive for 208 pages.
Date published: 2000-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fight Club This is the greatest book ever written. It should have a rating higher then a 5. Buy this book, then go and buy the DVD(not the video).
Date published: 2000-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The World Vision Shared I think that when people see something that they can relate to they flock to it. I am one of those who flocked to this masterpiece. I loved everything this book stands for and what it screams at the top of its little paper lungs...WE ARE SCREWED UP! It rocks. Thats all there is to say. get it, be enlightened.
Date published: 2000-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fight Club I never thought anything could top the 'Fight Club' movie until I read this book. Leaving everything to my imagination made the story of corporate take over and letting loose the neck tie is an amazing experience. This book has changed my perspective on life and how it should be worth living.
Date published: 2000-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from There is more to life (not really) Upon finishing the wonderfully dark and witty masterpiece FIGHT CLUB, a person is left to wonder what there is to life and what then men in that book where thinking. The answer is this: A person is not meant to strive for a more materialistic and overall empty life. A person is supposed to do everything they can to shake up the system and prove to the rest of the world that people are not dumb and can make a difference.
Date published: 2000-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enlightened If Fight Club could be resumed in one word, this word would quite simply be: Superectacticlyamazinglyeuphoric. And you can quote me on that.
Date published: 2000-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ain't that just a kick in the head... There is something that happens to you whilst reading a disturbingly brillant novel like Fight Club. You're not quite sure what exactly, a surreal stir in the pit of your stomach that makes all the raging bile in your liver explode in one quick swoosh, something your mind can't quite comprehend until you've given the novel a thouroughly implicit second read. Only then, after having surpassed the initial chock effect a first read gives you, having enraptured yourself into the painfilled words of a true american artist like Palanhiuk who's willing to go the extra mile a strong majority of today's writers can't quite make, that you start to notice the changes this story of liberation through self-destruction renders in you. To quote one of the lines in the book: After Fight Club, we all started to look at things differently. And the reader, of all ages, especially those of the so called X-Generation, will start to look at things differently. As a great fan of Dickens' work, and Doestoevesky, and Shakespeare, I can truly say that Fight Club is the very first novel to surrender so many quotable lines that one comes to mind in every occasion, unmistakably. In closing, READ THIS BOOK. It's worth it. In Tyler we trust.
Date published: 2000-07-14