Fight Club

Fight Club

Book - 2005
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The rise of a terrorist organization, led by a waiter who enjoys spitting in people's soup. He starts a fighting club, where men bash each other, and the club quickly gains in popularity. It becomes the springboard for a movement devoted to destruction for destruction's sake.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2005, c1996
ISBN: 9780393327342
0393327345
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 218 p. ; 22 cm

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Persassy
Aug 21, 2016

meh.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 21, 2016

"Probably one of my favourite books of all time, Fight Club is definitely a must-read. Mashing up multiple genres, this book is fast-paced, complex and will keep you on the edge of your seat. Although there is enough action to spare, this book is definitely a think-piece, asking deep philosophical questions that the protagonist does his best to answer. Featuring a great twist and ending that will leave you thinking, Fight Club is a book you just have to read for yourself. 5/5 Stars" - @Fulton of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Mar 26, 2016

Complex. Thrilling. Engaging. Fight Club explores the story of an insomniac coming to grips with himself and his other self, as well as every other character mentioned. An admirable trait about this book is that you never know the next character's motives – they seem to hide behind a veil of ambiguity that pushes the plot into chaotic reading enjoyment. Breaking out of compliance, the narrator ventures through the world that he simultaneously creates and destroys. This book can be described as a social commentary, a love story, a thriller... the list goes on. A must-read for anyone ready to experience the tight-knit secrets of Fight Club.
- @spaghettibro of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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the_law_pay
Mar 13, 2016

The things you own end up owning you. - Nice words from Tyler Durden

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rswcove
Sep 23, 2015

This is a book undone by its finale. The movie solves the problem by not flinching at the critical moment (where the book does flinch and lose its nerve), and as such is a much better version of the story.

That said, up until the book loses its nerve it is a sharp and dark and glorious piece of deconstructive satire. Almost worth the read, but sadly, you're better off watching the film.

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Green_Dog_749
Jun 08, 2015

A quick, witty, read, fans of the movie should love the book it was based off of, because in my opinion it's one of the best book to movie adaptations out there

Mar 31, 2015

With his debut novel, Chuck Palahniuk became a superstar of the transgressive fiction genre--known for stories that feature fringe-dwelling anti-heroes and offer a mix of tragic, ironic humor and scathing social commentary with an anarchic twist. It’s popularity further skyrocketed with the cult success of the excellent film by the same name three years later. Fans of this novel should enjoy Palahniuk’s other novels of the same period, including: ‘Survivor,’ ‘Invisible Monsters,’ and ‘Choke.’

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jenoteacher
Nov 25, 2014

I would've loved this book in high school. It is ugly, nihilistic, in-your-face and disturbing. Its nineties punk-rock aesthetic makes me feel nostalgic and repulsed at the same time. The plot doesn't hang together very well, but the message of giving the finger to consumer culture still resonates (do kids still want to be "outsiders" in the same way we used to?) I watched the movie right after finishing the book, and I think David Fincher's treatment of the plot was funnier, and more deft and self-mocking than the book. He nailed it.

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bake7829
Sep 26, 2014

The perfect book for angsty teen-age boys. When I saw the movie and read the book in high school it changed my life for the better, it was the first time I realized I wasn't alone in our shallow, materialistic society.

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joliebergman
Jun 13, 2014

I a... ahem, liked the movie more.

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Jan 20, 2012

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Aug 05, 2008

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Green_Dog_749
Jun 08, 2015

"It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything."

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knives94
Jun 11, 2013

his name was robert paulson

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Green_Dog_749
Jun 08, 2015

A gritty mind bending story about a man on his journey to find true release and freedom from his insomnia and worldly possessions

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