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Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

Hey all! Did any one else read this one this month? I think it was actually August's book, but I only got it from the library this month, and I think there were a couple other people planning to read it.

How did it go? Opinions? It was only 208 pages, plus my edition had an afterward, so it didn't take that long to read.

I'll start some my thoughts in the comments. Spoilers may abound!!

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kathyrhino
Sep. 18th, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
Hooray for book discussion! I read it a while ago but didn't have any idea what to expect, nor had I seen the movie. The book blew my mind. It was grim but great and well done, in my opinion. I added the movie to my Netflix queue since I am very curious how they pulled it off.
russian_mafia_x
Sep. 19th, 2008 08:21 pm (UTC)
If you liked the book, you're bound to like the movie. :)
raidergirl3
Sep. 18th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
I liked it. Terribly violent and upsetting to imagine men that angry in real life. But it gave me the feel of Generation X, the voice of a generation, men raised by women, and unable to feel like a man.

I started having a feeling about Tyler a few chapters before the reveal. But it was well written and I think he pulled it off. I liked the style, the repetition although it was sad and confusing by times.

I haven't seen the movie yet, and didn't really know anything about it, other than there were secret brutal fight clubs. The book actually down played the FC I thought, it was just there for along with Project Mayhem, Marla, and job projects, like the waiters, as part of their wanting to feel something, and not just their IKEA.

I hate not having a name for the narrator when I am trying to discuss him.

So, did he die at the end or end up in a mental hospital? Any reviews I read at librarything implied the movie ended differently than the book, but I was still a bit confused at the end.

As an aside, I've watched Big Brother all season, and they had a Swim Club, where Dan tried to teach Renny and Ollie how to swim. The first rule of Swim Club was never to talk about Swim Club. Ha! I never would have know the significance before this book. I must rent the movie.

What else? If I think of more, I'll be back.
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