224 pages, 8.25 × 5.46 × 0.53 in
September 27, 2005
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0393327345
ISBN - 13: 9780393327342
From the Publisher
In his debut novel, Chuck Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation's most visionary satirist. 's estranged narrator leaves his lackluster job when he comes under the thrall of Tyler Durden, an enigmatic young man who holds secret boxing matches in the basement of bars. There two men fight "as long as they have to." A gloriously original work that exposes what is at the core of our modern world.
About the Author
Chuck Palahniuk is the author of the best-selling novels Fight Club, Survivor, Lullaby, Diary, Rant, Damned, and many other works of fiction. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.
“Diabolically sharp and funny.” — Washington Post Book World
“An astonishing debut.... a dark, unsettling, and nerve-chafing satire.” — Seattle Times
“This brilliant bit of nihilism succeeds where so many self-described transgressive novels do not: It's dangerous because it's so compelling.” — Kirkus Reviews
“A ferocious, taut, mesmerizing novel whose economical stylishness and rigorous, perverse philosophical underpinnings put one in mind of Camus' ?and J.G. Ballard's ?” — Dennis Cooper
“A noir fable with a potent punch.... A genuine, two-fisted talent.” — Katherine Dunn
“Amazing and artful disturbance. ?is for everybody who thinks and loves the fine American language.” — Barry Hannah