Monday, April 23, 2018

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk | Review

5759Title: Fight Club
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Release Date: October 17, 2005 (first published 1996)
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company (NYC)

"The first rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club." Chuck Palahniuk's outrageous and startling debut novel that exploded American literature and spawned a movement. 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. 

This was yet another one that I had to read for my English class! However, I actually really liked this one! I even got to watch part of the movie in class, and I liked that too. I still haven't gotten around to watching the whole movie.

This book had a certain sense of humor yet darkness at the same time, which is why I enjoyed it so much I think. The whole time you're wondering what's really going on, because you can tell there's some deeper meaning and that not everyone is who they say they are. I don't want to say too much and give stuff away, but that was definitely one of my favorite parts of the story.

 I have recommended this book to countless friends, and this is me extending that invitation to you as well. You're going to love the characters and the dark humor that surrounds this novel. You will be on the edge of your seat, wondering what's actually going on. I'd also suggest checking out the movie, if you haven't yet!


  1. I found it rather amazing the number and types of places, "The first rule of Fight Club don't talk about Fight Club" comes up. So does that mean that life imitates art now as well?

  2. This is one of those classics that I haven't read yet and it's actually kind of eating at me. I mean, that first line of the blurb is just so iconic and I have yet to read the book or watch the movie! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed it; it would be awful to be anticipating the amazing classic that everyone says it is but be disappointed me it all the same. The whole darkness thing is right up my alley, too, so that helps :) Lovely review, Krystianna!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

  3. I didn't know the fight club film was a book adaptation! Will definitely think of reading it :)

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  4. I have heard so many things about this book and movie and yet I still have to read it! I am impressed that it manages to balance the darkness in it and the humor as well. I am so going to have to give it a try.


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