Every weekend in the basements and carparks of bars across the country, young men with good white-collar jobs and absent fathers 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 revenge on a world where healthy young people go to meetings of cancer support groups because only there can they find human warmth and compassion.
Where does Tyler Durden come from? Why do his violent schemes so capture the troubled insomniac narrator? The answers in 'Fight Club' reveal a world poised on the brink of mayhem.
I'm breaking the first two rules, but here it is Inspiration for the hit film, 'Fight Club' is the powerful experimental novel of masculine rebellion against consumer culture, authority and almost everything else, while examining what it means to be a man in this white-collar world. The film is amazing, but the book is a remarkable work that succeeded on so many levels. You'll never think about restaurants or cinemas the same again. Read it before it's too late. This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time. Reviewed by 19aw
We have all seen the movie... but TRUST ME YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK! This book kick started my obsession with Chuck Palakniuk. Absolutely incredible reviewed by 30ti
I am Jack's sense of disgust. You probably work a job you don't like so you can buy stuff you don't need. A stark insight into consumerism and the modern redundancy of masculinity. A book all men should read to assess whether you are a cog stuck in the machine or a man, whatever it is to be a man now. Abound with life changing philosophy and food for thought, Fight Club will destroy your shell and walls to see what you are at your core. In Tyler we trust. As reviewed by 08mf