donderdag 31 oktober 2013

50 Books Challenge 2013 - # 37: Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

Title: Fight Club
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Story: 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.
Start: october 14th 2013
End: october 31st 2013
Comment: Off course I've seen the movie, which is amazing, but I was Always curious about the novel. How was the story initialy told? The plot basically revolves around an insomniac. Our unnamed protagonist goes to support groups to cure his insomnia. He soon get addicted to those support groups and meets another person, Marla, who 'fakes' to get into the groups. When he meets Tyler, he joins fight club. The movie skips about a third of the book. Even if you think you know the movie, you really need to read the book. Especially when it comes to Tyler Durden, his philosophy becomes more clear. Conclusion, both book and movie are awesome!
Rating: 5/ 5

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