Chuck Palahniuk's darkly funny first novel tells the story of a disenfranchised young man frustrated with his bureacratic job and superficial relationships and disillusioned with the consumer culture's prepackaged pleasures. Relief for him and his peers comes in the form of Tyler Durden, the... read more
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk is a book that takes you on a trip through a mans insomniac life. A man known as "the narrator" suffers from insomnia and abruptly does things that he does not realize. After an attempt for the narrator to blow up his condo, he moves in with Tyler Durden. Tyler... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk is a book that takes you on a trip through a mans insomniac life. A man known as "the narrator" suffers from insomnia and abruptly does things that he does not realize. After an attempt for the narrator to blow up his condo, he moves in with Tyler Durden. Tyler Durden becomes good friends with "the narrator." Little did the narrator know that Tyler Durden was him in his regular state of mind. Tyler and the narrator decided to start an underground fight club to take out aggression and just to have fun. These fight clubs spread around to big cities around the country. This book was banned on many levels of aggression. This insomniac character seemed to be in different states of mind that was too violent for most people to read. The censorship history revolves around the many levels of violence that is experienced throughout the book by the different sides that the character acted in. Fight clubs have spread to many cities in real life and have become more of an issue after both this novel and the movie. It reflected a poor way of life for people to lead.
“Don't think of it as extinction. Think of it as downsizing.”
“On a large enough time line, the survival rate for everyone will drop to zero.”
“And I wasn't the only slave to my nesting instinct. The people I know who used to sit in the bathroom with pornography, now they sit in the bathroom with their IKEA furniture catalogue.”
“It's only after you've lost everything," Tyler says, "that you're free to do anything.”
“Burn the Louvre and wipe your ass with the Mona Lisa. This way at least, God will know our names.”
“This was freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.”
“"You are not special. You're not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else. We're all part of the same compost heap. We're the all singing, all dancing crap of the world."”Tyler Durden
“Being tired isn't the same as being rich, but most times it's close enough.”Chuck Palahniuk (in afterword)
'It’s only after you’ve lost everything,” Tyler says, 'that you’re free to do anything.”Highlighted by 626 Kindle customers
'We are the middle children of history, raised by television to believe that someday we’ll be millionaires and movie stars and rock stars, but we won’t. And we’re just learning this fact,” Tyler said. 'So don’t fuck with us.”Highlighted by 521 Kindle customers
Then you’re trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.Highlighted by 489 Kindle customers
'If you don’t know what you want,” the doorman said, 'you end up with a lot you don’t.”Highlighted by 485 Kindle customers
It’s easy to cry when you realize that everyone you love will reject you or die. On a long enough time line, the survival rate for everyone will drop to zero.Highlighted by 482 Kindle customers
At the time, my life just seemed too complete, and maybe we have to break everything to make something better out of ourselves.Highlighted by 454 Kindle customers
One minute was enough, Tyler said, a person had to work hard for it, but a minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.Highlighted by 428 Kindle customers
'You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else, and we are all part of the same compost pile.”Highlighted by 401 Kindle customers
If I could wake up in a different place, at a different time, could I wake up as a different person?Highlighted by 376 Kindle customers
Maybe self-improvement isn’t the answer. Tyler never knew his father. Maybe self-destruction is the answer.Highlighted by 238 Kindle customers
This book is complex, non-linear, and not appropriate for sensitive readers. Many adults might find it too confusing, graphically violent, or sexual for their tastes. Some older teens may enjoy it very much but I don't recommend it for anyone under 16.
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