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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (169,898 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chuck Palahniuk Narrator: James Colby Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The first rule about Fight Club is you don't talk about fight club.

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A powerful, dark, original novel…A memorable debut by an important new writer.”

    Robert Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Damascus Gate

  • Fight Club offers diabolically sharp and funny writing.” 

    Washington Post Book World

  • “An astonishing debut…Fight Club is a dark, unsettling, and nerve-chafing satire.”

    Seattle Times

  • “Caustic, outrageous, bleakly funny, violent, and always unsettling, Palahniuk’s utterly original creation will make even the most jaded reader sit up and take notice.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This is a dark and disturbing book that dials directly into youthful angst and will likely horrify the parents of teens and twenty-somethings. It’s also a powerful, and possibly brilliant, first novel.”

    Booklist

  • “This brilliant bit of nihilism succeeds where so many self- described transgressive novels do not: It’s dangerous because it’s so compelling.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Selected for the 2005 Barnes & Noble Discover Award

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Aleksandra | 2/14/2014

    " Absolutely loved it! The plot is fantastic as well as the way the book is written. A big fan of Palahniuk and would recommend to anyone who is up for an interesting and messed up read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by John Rachel | 2/12/2014

    " If there's anyone who can write some really sick shit, tack on a Hollywood ending, and make it work, it's Chuck. This should be required reading to receive a high school diploma. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Britnie | 2/10/2014

    " I read this book because a) I loved the movie and wanted to read the book to see how it would compare, what would be different, what would be the same, how much more I would like reading it, etc, and b) I had to pick a novel that was on a high school reading list or young adult level as my semester-long project for an adolescent literacy course I'm taking at college. I noticed that this book had been kicked OFF of a few high school reading lists, so figured that it was a good way to kill two birds with one stone. I don't regret it. The book was phenomenal, and really got my mind going. I think the hardest part will be to figure out how to teach this in a classroom! I love the gritty way that everything is approached, how real it is, how the characters have to actively try to reach rock bottom before they can build themselves up again into something that is better. I really loved how, throughout the entire novel, you can tell that the only way to be your best is to fight - this is something that I've encountered time and again. The constant struggle that is life, never ending until you give up and die. I thought that might be a good message to send to the high schoolers - the message that, though it may seem bad, you can't give up; you have to keep fighting and fighting and trying to be better until you are better, and even then you're not going to be at your best... but sometimes, you have to reach rock bottom before you can go any higher. Additionally, I loved the anonymity. This way, I think, there can be a fight club in any place in the world and nobody would know it, there could be a Tyler Durden anywhere, anyone could be Marla Singer... it can literally take place anywhere. This can be played around with so much, and there is so much that a person can get from the novel, I really thing that it is worth reading and thinking about. Though, you may need to read it more than once in order to really get everything. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dani Grigsby | 2/7/2014

    " Not seeing the movie first made this book a phenomenal read (I say this only as other reviews state the reader could not bifurcate the two in his / her mind while reading). Of Palahniuk's best, if not THE best. Read it in about 4 hours, non-stop, was that good. "

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