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Friday, May 10, 2013

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk | Book Review

I've only ever heard great things about this book. I think it's cool that he wrote it on his lunch breaks, but for me, it was the same as the movie - I just didn't like it. I seem to be the minority on this one as everyone else seems to love it, but it just wasn't for me. It does some interesting things, and I can see how people find the twist cool and edgy and there's validity to the "that book is crazy" kind of comments, but I was just never engaged reading this book. I'm glad it was short or I wouldn't have finished it. I was often grossed out and baffled. I just didn't ever understand where the characters were coming from, and that's probably a big part of why this book didn't work for me. It is kind of a cool and original idea, but I'm not a fan. The whole book was kind of a long rambling essay about messed up stuff and ideologies that I completely disagree with. I've never really liked the mind trippy kind of stories though. A while back I read Alice in Wonderland because it's a classic and I like reading books I've heard about all my life. I hated that book. To me it was just a pointless ramble of random things. I didn't find it cool or trippy, just pointless. This book felt much more planned and purposeful in it's storytelling, but I was just not "getting it" - the whole time. If you liked the movie, which you probably did, you'll probably like the book. It just wasn't my cup of tea.

Have you read this book? Do you not "get" me and think it's an amazing novel? Sound off in the comments and tell me why, and thanks for stopping by!

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