Sunday, January 13, 2013

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk.  New York: W.W. Norton and Company Inc., 1996.  e-book, 167 pps.

I dedicate this review to Walt McCabe.  I should have read this years ago when you first told me about Fight Club.  Many thanks for the difference that you've made in my life.  I will miss you forever.

Fight Club is sinister and so is one of its' lead actors-- Tyler Durden.  Tyler is a spooky dude and the epitome of why you don't want to piss off the wait staff at any restaurant.  Of course there is a woman.  Her name is Marla Singer.  She and the narrator  share an interesting hobby.  The narrator loses everything except for the woman but rises again with Fight Club and Tyler.  Everything is dark, so very dark.  Everything is true.  The truth and the lie are both equally hard to bear.

sapphoq reviews says: Fight Club makes goth kids look like sunshine and lollipops.  Fight Club sucks the meaning out and injects nihilism in the vein.  Nihilism gives a kick stronger than heroin.  The first rule of Fight Club is that you don't--  Read it.  Excellent book.  Should be required reading in all catechism classes.

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