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Publisher Comments:

The First Rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club. 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.

Review:

"This is a dark and disturbing book that dials directly into youthful angst and will likely horrify the parents of teens and twentysomethings. It's also a powerful, and possibly brilliant, first novel." Booklist

Review:

"An astonishing debut....Fight Club is a dark, unsettling, and nerve-chafing satire." Seattle Times

Review:

"[A]n apocalyptic, post-grunge taste from the West Coast...a bizarre, ugly, and determinedly cranked-up novel, a novel, you must dislike while reading, but there is something else in the pulse — the staccato, edges-exposed way it gets from line to line — that makes you wonder if the author might not know a few secrets. Palahniuk can write." Sven Birkerts, Esquire

Review:

"A powerful, dark, original novel...a memorable debut by an important new writer." Robert Stone

Review:

"Even I can't write this well." Thom Jones

Review:

"Palahniuk's language is urgent and tense, touched with psychopathic brilliance, his images dead-on accurate....[He] is an author who makes full use of the alchemical powers of fiction to synthesize a universe that mirrors our own fiction as a way of illuminating the world without obliterating its complexity." L.A. Weekly

Review:

"Palahniuk displays a Swiftian gift for satire, as well as a knack for crafting mesmerizing sentences that loom with stark, prickly prose and repetitive rhythms." San Francisco Examiner

Review:

"Fight Club offers diabolically sharp and funny writing." The Washington Post Book World

Synopsis:

Chuck Palahniuk's startling and outrageous debut novel, basis of the hit movie starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.

Synopsis:

THE FIRST RULE about fight club is you don't talk about fight club.

Every weekend, in the basements and parking lots of bars across the country, young men with whitecollar 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.

About the Author

Chuck Palahniuk lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Fight Club is his first novel.

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sinenox, September 18, 2011 (view all comments by sinenox)
My partner is a diagnosed narcoleptic. This has always been his favorite book, for reasons that are unclear to him.

Being a narcoleptic gives you a pretty fine BS detector, since you spend a lot of time hallucinating. He let me know recently that it was clear to him from the start that Marla wasn't a real person. It's as clear to him as it is when the person who just walked by wasn't there, he says. I considered letting Chuck know, since it is his book and all, but he doesn't invite fan mail. So I'll just leave this here, in case it's of interest to anyone.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393039764
Author:
Palahniuk, Chuck
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Millennialism
Subject:
Young men -- United States -- Fiction.
Subject:
Young men -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Men's Adventure
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
August 1996
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.6 x 6 x 0.9 in 0.85 lb

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Product details 208 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393039764 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This is a dark and disturbing book that dials directly into youthful angst and will likely horrify the parents of teens and twentysomethings. It's also a powerful, and possibly brilliant, first novel."
"Review" by , "An astonishing debut....Fight Club is a dark, unsettling, and nerve-chafing satire."
"Review" by , "[A]n apocalyptic, post-grunge taste from the West Coast...a bizarre, ugly, and determinedly cranked-up novel, a novel, you must dislike while reading, but there is something else in the pulse — the staccato, edges-exposed way it gets from line to line — that makes you wonder if the author might not know a few secrets. Palahniuk can write."
"Review" by , "A powerful, dark, original novel...a memorable debut by an important new writer."
"Review" by , "Even I can't write this well."
"Review" by , "Palahniuk's language is urgent and tense, touched with psychopathic brilliance, his images dead-on accurate....[He] is an author who makes full use of the alchemical powers of fiction to synthesize a universe that mirrors our own fiction as a way of illuminating the world without obliterating its complexity."
"Review" by , "Palahniuk displays a Swiftian gift for satire, as well as a knack for crafting mesmerizing sentences that loom with stark, prickly prose and repetitive rhythms."
"Review" by , "Fight Club offers diabolically sharp and funny writing."
"Synopsis" by , Chuck Palahniuk's startling and outrageous debut novel, basis of the hit movie starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.
"Synopsis" by , THE FIRST RULE about fight club is you don't talk about fight club.

Every weekend, in the basements and parking lots of bars across the country, young men with whitecollar 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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