If you haven’t read it yet…

I had already seen the movie and I still couldn’t put the book down. The only other times that I can think of off the top of my head that I’ve felt that way about books were Jurassic Park and the first Harry Potter book.

Read Fight Club. Even if you have already seen the movie. Even if you didn’t like the movie.

I’ve read a couple other books by Chuck Palahniuk (Choke and Stranger Than Fiction). I prefer his fiction to his non-fiction, but that is just me. However, in Stranger Than Fiction, Palahniuk writes about minimalist authors and how Amy Hemphill doesn’t waste words and makes him feel bad about his own writing. I haven’t actually gotten around to reading any of her novels yet, but I think Chuck is selling himself short. He doesn’t waste your time (in his fiction, anyway) with unnecessary words. I think Gabe used the phrase “no flowery prose”.

Reading Fight Club will not be a waste of your time. Even if you don’t like the story, you will have to appreciate what a well written book it is.

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  1. FIGHT CLUB is one of my favoritest movies of all time ever. And the book is good, too. And I read the book AFTER the movie, as well. I think I liked the movie just a little better.

    I was watching ANGEL last night and the guy in the bar wearing the halo who Ed Norton asks, “Who am I?” was in one of the episodes.

    Creepy dude.

    Good times.

  2. I loved the novel Fight Club (and the movie). I tried to read his second novel, Survivor, but it just didn’t do anything for me. The conceit was interesting, a cult leader records his last moments into the black box of a plane he has hijacked, but I just never got interested in the story.

    On a somewhat related note, High Fidelity is also an excellent novel.

  3. Mister Hand and I were having a conversation about this just the other day…

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