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ISBN13: 9780805076479
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With more than 300,000 copies sold, Chuck Palahniuk's brilliant first novel and cult classic is being reissued with a new Introduction by the author.

An underground classic since its first publication in 1996, Fight Club is widely recognized as one of the most original and provocative novels of the last decade. Now the author adds his own voice to the critical debate he generated. In a new Introduction, he discusses the various interpretations in the popular media of Fight Club and the movie it inspired, as well as his personal reactions to the work's reception and the influence that the Fight Club phenomenon has already had on our culture.

Chuck Palahniuk's darkly funny first novel tells the story of a disenfranchised young man frustrated with his bureacratic job and superficial relationships and disillusioned with the consumer culture's prepackaged pleasures. Relief for him and his peers comes in the form of Tyler Durden, the intensely charismatic inventor of Fight Club. Waiters, clerks, and middlemen seek out the visceral satisfaction of secret after-hours boxing matches in the basements of bars, thinking they have found a way to live beyond their confining and stultifying lives. But in Tyler's world there are no rules, no limits, no brakes.

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

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

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

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"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

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"[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

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"[A] creepy, dystopic, confrontational novel that's also cynically smart and sharply written....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

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"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

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"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

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"Palahniuk is a vivid writer. The fractured distance of his language evokes a landscape in which the connections have broken down." Charlotte Innes, Los Angeles Times Book Review

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"Maybe our generation has found its Don DeLillo." Bret Easton Ellis

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

Synopsis:

Palahniuk's darkly funny first novel — which inspired the movie starring Brad Pitt — is the story of a disenfranchised young man who meets a stranger who introduces him to the visceral satisfaction of secret, no-holds-barred basement boxing matches.

About the Author

Chuck Palahniuk is the author of the bestselling novels Diary and Lullaby, as well as Survivor, Invisible Monsters, and Choke, and of the nonfiction books Fugitives and Refugees and Stranger Than Fiction. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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dallastaylor96, April 28, 2014 (view all comments by dallastaylor96)
I am choosing this book to read in my English class for our independent study. I have seen the movie and loved it so I thought the book would be even better.
I still have to buy the book but I can't wait to start reading.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780805076479
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Palahniuk, Chuck
Publisher:
Holt Paperbacks
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reissue ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
May 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
1400x1200

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Product details 224 pages MACMILLAN PUBLISHING SERVICES - English 9780805076479 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Fight Club offers diabolically sharp and funny writing."
"Review" by , "An astonishing debut....Fight Club is a dark, unsettling and nerve-chafing satire."
"Review" by , "A powerful, dark, original novel...a memorable debut by an important new writer."
"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 , "[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] creepy, dystopic, confrontational novel that's also cynically smart and sharply written....This brilliant bit of nihilism succeeds where so many self-described transgressive novels do not: It's dangerous because it's so compelling."
"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 , "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 is a vivid writer. The fractured distance of his language evokes a landscape in which the connections have broken down."
"Review" by , "Maybe our generation has found its Don DeLillo."
"Review" by , "Even I can't write this well."
"Synopsis" by , Palahniuk's darkly funny first novel — which inspired the movie starring Brad Pitt — is the story of a disenfranchised young man who meets a stranger who introduces him to the visceral satisfaction of secret, no-holds-barred basement boxing matches.
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