Every weekend, in basements and car parks across the country, young men with good white-collar jobs and absent fathers take off their shoes and shirts and fight each other barehanded. 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 the world...More
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Similar to the movie.
- W G
Great book, great performance
When I first saw Fight Club back in 1999, it rocked my 16 year old self's world. It rocked the world of everyone around me. It was strange and new and different and violent and it made us think - which was completely unheard of at the time.
I watched it at least 50 times since, and to this day I consider it as one of the greatest movies of all times. But for some reason I never got around to read the book it was based, until now. And so, here are some thoughts:
1. This is a great book. Really. It was as good as promised and I highly recommend to anyone. Palahnuik is a great author, and I enjoyed every book of his I read.
2. Most surprisingly, hearing this book made we appreciate the movie adaptation even more. I completely understand each and every change and edit done to the story, and it is one of the only times I can think of where I can't honestly say that the book is better than the movie. They are very similar but in some ways also very different, and both of them have their own qualities.
3. That said, written violence always hits me harder than graphical one*. There were parts of the book I had to stop myself from fast forwarding.
*pun definitely intended
- Yul Bahat