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El club de la pelea

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La primera regla del club de la pelea es no hablar del club de la pelea. Cada fin de semana, un puñado de jóvenes oficinistas se quitan los zapatos y las camisas y pelean entre sí hasta la extenuación. Los lunes vuelven a sus despachos con los ojos amoratados y un embriagador sentimiento de omnipotencia. Pero estas reuniones son sólo el comienzo del plan con el que Tyler D ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 2011 by Random House Mondadori (first published 1996)
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David Lerner No, no, no. It's not about the words, it's about the sentences they form.
This is absolutely the last book I would have anybody below eighteen…more
No, no, no. It's not about the words, it's about the sentences they form.
This is absolutely the last book I would have anybody below eighteen read/listen to.
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Olof Hagström I enjoyed the ending of the movie more, so did the author. Though I think the ending of the book becomes more obvious as you get further into the…moreI enjoyed the ending of the movie more, so did the author. Though I think the ending of the book becomes more obvious as you get further into the book. So I think the surprise factor the book holds is significantly milder.(less)

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Mary Ann Evans, in the 1850s, spoke out against the notion that "lady novelists" were capable of producing only "silly novels" - precious, sentimental, illogical and improbable claptrap - while men produced high literature. She changed her name to George Eliot and wrote as a "gender neutral" narrator, highly educated and worldly, and mostly transparent (i.e., not silly).

The 1990s finds us again at a crossroads where literature is concerned, with the rise of Oprah's book club and the whole genre
Dec 27, 2015 anarki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You do not talk about Fight Club, but...

Upon winning the Oregon Book Award for best novel and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award, Chuck Palahniuk’s visionary debut novel, Fight Club, was shot to the veins of mainstream fiction. Following the success of its 1999 film adaptation directed by David Fincher, Fight Club gained cult classic status and has become a disturbingly accurate interpretation of our modern world.

The unnamed male narrator, suffering from a long streak of insomni
Bill  Kerwin

I wondered whether this book would seem self-absorbed and shallow in our post-9/11 world, but instead I found it prophetic. Throughout the materialism and political correctness of the 1990's and Tyler Durden's response to it, you can sense how all that repressed mama's boy machismo is just hoping and praying for something big and fiery and nasty that would blow our little precious world apart. Well, with 9/11 and the Iraq war, we sure got it. So . . . are all you boys satisfied now?

Sure, this b
Feb 17, 2013 Lou rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
1st rule about Fight Club is read the novel first! Well thats my rule, i watched the movie, when it came out years ago (most the population) and only now discovered the real Fight club.
The narrator is a traveling automobile company employee who suffers from insomnia. On advice from his doctor attends support groups and pretends to be a victim. He gains some emotional release here and feels part of a people and becomes addicted to attending these support groups as an imposter. He's not the only
Jun 05, 2008 Sarah rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Trendwhores
Dear Chuck,

I have tried to like you. Really, I honestly have. I tried to read Rant, I tried to read Choke and then I attempted this book. Rare is the moment where I realize I enjoyed the movie much MUCH more then then the novel it is based on. I simply do not like your style of writing, and I have been ridiculed by fanboys who will defend your honor to the grave. Your style comes off as unique, but I can feel the pretentiousness like a piece of meat stuck in between my teeth. You know full well
Aug 09, 2007 Kira rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites, americana
I read this book as a self-absorbed 18-year old and never looked back. Brilliant modern critique of western consumerism and masculinity, told through the story of an underground club of men who beat the hell out of each other as a way of working through their disillusionments.

Each sentence of each chapter is quotable, things like :
'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.'
'We don't ha
Paquita Maria Sanchez
I finally did it. I stayed up late last night and I read the f****ing Fight Club. Normally, Chuck Palahniuk really pisses me off with his initially engaging and fantastically original stories which all too quickly turn into misguided ramblings about a bunch of asshole caricatures with preposterous lines like "we need to get you laid, brother" to signal the beginning of a plot twist (and the end of you thinking that particular novel is going to be any good). However, I must say that Fight Club wa ...more
May 26, 2009 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Well, now I reckon y'all have seen the movie, so there's probably not a whole lot that you need to know about this book.

You know Tyler Durden.

He's the Id, the unchained spirit that wants what he wants and he wants it now. He's the voice in your head that tells you that everything is worthless, that chaos, death and the end of civilization would be better than anything our so-called "society" could ever create. He's the one standing over your left shoulder, whispering "Burn it all down. It'll be
Jan 27, 2016 Lyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I believe in love at first sight, and I’m talking about books.

A few pages into The Dispossessed by Ursula K. LeGuin and I knew that this was the book I had been looking for my whole life. The same for Robert A. Heinlein’s brilliant The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. These books are speaking to me, the author and I are sharing a conversation and I am hearing what I want to hear but the writer, through the osmosis of shared visions, is saying for me what I want to say. I had nebulous thoughts and that
“It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.”

Can somebody slap me in the face? I've had this on my tbr list since I first set up a goodreads account and I read it now after almost 3 years. Why didn't anyone make me read this? It was freakish-ly amazing. I am at a loss for words..

I don't know how to talk about the book without giving away spoilers and breaking the first rule of Fight Club: "You do not talk about Fight Club.".. I can only say that the narrator is a trou
♕Miss A♕
"We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off."

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I can't write a detailed review, for obvious reasons. Why does everyone break the first rule of fight club??

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Amy (Foxy)
Jan 17, 2015 Amy (Foxy) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Amy (Foxy) by: Kim Bailey
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1st RULE: You do not talk about FIGHT CLUB.
2nd RULE: You DO NOT talk about FIGHT CLUB.
3rd RULE: If someone says "stop" or goes limp, taps out the fight is over.
4th RULE: Only two guys to a fight.
5th RULE: One fight at a time.
6th RULE: No shirts, no shoes.
7th RULE: Fights will go on as long as they have to.
8th RULE: If this is your first night at FIGHT CLUB, you HAVE to
Nov 07, 2011 Shovelmonkey1 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people with chronic ikea nesting syndrome
Recommended to Shovelmonkey1 by: 1001 books list and many black-eyed goodreaders
Hello Chuck,
It's me again.
Remember, I wrote to you about Choke? It wasn't long ago.
So I just read Fight Club.
Uh huh I know I was slow off the mark.
This book came out in 1997.
What have I been doing with my time?
Well this book came out when I was sixteen and at that time, I have to admit Chuck, I was mostly trying to disappear up my own ass by reading things like Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being and On the Road by Kerouac.
It's not easy to get angsty when you're...well... a bit
Dec 28, 2007 Sara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I adore the way Palahniuk writes, it's like having someone back you into a corner and not knowing if they want to hit you or fuck you...the tension is immeasurable. His language speaks to the gut, the primal drives that undulate in all of us just beneath the surface of our civility. THIS is the authors magic, the ability to make us feel so much with stripped down and raw language. The words roll around in the head and make us THINK about our role in the modern consumer society: Who am I? What do ...more
Oct 05, 2016 Perry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Generation X Gladiators and Their Quest for Meaning (Twelve-Stepping the Malaise of Middle Class Males?)
4.3 stars

Until last November, I was apparently one of the few WASP men who had not either seen the Fight Club movie or read this skillfully turbulent novel that wields a wallop in relatively short order (224 pp.). In interviews I've read, Chuck P says he wrote this as a male counter to the plethora of best selling novels in the early 1990s in which women get together for a social gathering, su
Karina E
Nov 21, 2014 Karina E rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2014
I wanna start it all over right now.
Наталия Янева
Откакто и аз се влях в редиците на хората, които сами (се опитват да) си изкарват хляба (и плодовете, и зеленчуците), темата за низвергнатия редови служител в смотан офис ми е доста близка и болезнена. Кой ли не е правил в живота си откритието, че почти нищо друго не те чалва така, както работа, от която се задушаваш? А всички обитаваме малките кутийки на живота и офиса си, за да можем успешно да се натъпчем в дребната ниша, която ни е оставило милото ни консуматорско общество. Да, точно така – ...more

Sólo después de haberlo perdido todo —dice Tyler— eres libre para hacer cualquier cosa

Voy a necesitar tiempo para procesarlo...
Pretty graphic, but very well-written. Also, thanks to this book, I now know how to make a bomb out of orange juice and window cleaner. I also know that men are completely insane.
Feb 26, 2008 Joshua rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
To start with, the film is so far superior to this book it becomes a valuable example in the argument of "instances when film adaptations are better than the original books".
There. Ive said it.
Moving on.
No, his writing is not "good" nor is it "brilliant" or "Gritty" (one of my favorites, usually translates to bad). It is indeed bad writing. Bad from the perspective of literature. Bad when viewed through scope of history and the pantheon of wonderful, eloquent geniuses of the written word. Men w
May 26, 2016 Darwin8u rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
“I don't want to die without any scars.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


15 years ago, I saw the movie. So, apparently, did every other slightly or mildly disaffected young man-boy in the country. I remember when even at BYU students were forming fight clubs after the movie. No project mayhem. BYU is far too neat for that (Cougars don't cut corners), but plenty of virgins banging on each other. It was a little bit absurd. OK. It was a lot bit absurd. Anyway, I didn't want to read the book until I h
Adita ✨The Slumbering Insomniac✨

(Did I use more than the allowed ten stars?)

I am Adita's Hysterical Guts.

I watched the movie. Then, I read the book.
The book was like,
Either way, I couldn't quite get the hang of "ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ".

Since I read the book in quick succession to watching the movie, try picturing all of these happening to me twice over, like this:










1 The first rule about FIGHT CLUB club is you d
Yash Sinojia
The first rule about fight club is you don't review it.
Sorry Chuck.
But, I'm Joe's Smirking Revenge! ;)
This nihilist transgressive fiction is pitiless and told brilliantly with dark humour. But as I've seen the movie before (It's my most favourite movie!), I find it somewhat disappointing as the movie was much better as the best scenes from the movie were quite different in the book. But still it's awesome.
Fight Club is about 'self-abnegation' (you are not the things you own), this is found in Hi
Mar 11, 2016 Erika rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would tell you what I thought of this, but I guess the rules state otherwise
Nadi Ghaffari
دروغ چرا...؟!تا قبر آ آ آ آ...
اول اولش کتاب رو زیاد دوست نداشتم.مثل مشت توی صورت بود.درد نداشت فقط گیجم کرده بود.اما نه گیجی احمقانه نه٬گیجی وهم آلود.کلن یک سری چیزها (بیشتر کتاب ) هستند که اثرشون روم خیلی بدون درد و محوه.مثلن مثل وقتی که یه گاز بی بویی تو هوا پخش بشه توی هوا و تو استشمامش کنی و فرق کنی(مسموم بشی مثلن).یعنی اثرشون خیلی خزنده است و طوریه که به خودت میای و میفهمی که فرق کردی.فایت کلاب هم برای من همین طوری بود.
جز اون زیاد پیش میاد واسم که یه کارای مزخرف خسته کننده ای که اصلن و ابدن
Jun 03, 2011 Priscilla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow. That was different. REALLY different. I thought this would be a quick read. Just over 200 pages... was I wrong. I was really out of my comfort zone, and it took me about 30 pages to get into Chuck's writing style, and the narration. BUT, I thought it was clever and surprisingly funny at parts.

Initial thoughts:
1) If Chuck did his research, I know how to make home made bombs and soap.
2) Very clever. Very insightful.
3) Dark. Crude. Funny.
4) Narration style is very different from what I'm used
Maria (Big City Bookworm)

It was a pretty cool experience to read this after watching the film a countless number of times. I obviously knew what was going to happen, but it was still an entertaining read. I picked up on the little hints and clues in regard to the inevitable twist ending which was pretty cool. Fight Club is definitely one of those books/films that you need to check out, especially if the ending hasn't been ruined for you yet.
Jonathan Ashleigh
Dec 09, 2015 Jonathan Ashleigh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: recent
"His name was Robert Paulson."
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*

Well ... I guess I have to break the first two rules of Fight Club. TROLOLOLO. Seriously though, the joke gets so overused so ... yeah. We can all now acknowledge that I am talking about Fight Club and then get on with our lives.

Anyway, I should probably be doing homework or something else productive, but I think instead I'm just going to stare at my computer screen and try to figure out how on earth to review this book.

Basically, Fight Club is the story of an unnamed narrator who suffers from
Feb 20, 2011 Ryan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some people find Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club too ridiculous and far-fetched. What kind of man opts out? Who would give up his pension to bring down society during the week?

(It's a good point, and one that explains why the revolution has not yet been not televised.)

As for who, well, we need to approach this question carefully.

As we grow older, we become more invested -- trapped, some would say -- in the systems that our society has constructed for us. However, even as one part of us becomes more
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Written in stolen moments under truck chassis and on park benches to a soundtrack of The Downward Spiral and Pablo Honey, Fight Club came into existence. The adaptation of Fight Club was a flop at the box office, but achieved cult status on DVD. The film’s popularity drove sales of the novel. Chuck put out two novels in 1999, Survivor and Invisible Monsters. Choke, published in 2001, became Chuck’ ...more
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