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You Do Not Talk About Fight Club: I Am Jack's Completely Unauthorized Essay Collection

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Pervasive and multidisciplinary, this insightful exploration discusses how and why this seminal work developed, and continues to grow, such a cult following. When Fight Club punched its way onto the scene a decade ago, it provided an unprecedented glimpse into the American male’s psyche and rapidly turned into a euphemism for a variety of things that should be “just unders ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published August 11th 2008 by BenBella Books
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R.
Apr 11, 2008 R. marked it as to-read
So, what's next?

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Oriana
Apr 11, 2008 Oriana rated it really liked it
Super cool essay collection that makes me really want to reread Fight Club, and watch the movie again too. As with any collection, it's a bit uneven, but the good essays are freaking great. Probably the best is the one that postulates that Jack and Tyler Durden are the grown-up versions of Calvin and Hobbes. Oh hell yeah.
S. Wilson
Dec 06, 2016 S. Wilson rated it liked it
The most interesting thing about You Don't Talk About Fight Club is that the collection of essays within present critical analyses of not just the original work by Chuck Palahniuk, but also the film adaptation by David Fincher, offering an even wider variation of viewpoints on the book and film that have both earned their own unique place in the cultural residue of America's turn-of-the-century zeitgeist.

There are some very solid entries that compare Palahniuk's work to Tolkien, Barthes, and Oed
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Bria
Sep 11, 2008 Bria rated it it was ok
I'll be honest with you: this book lies. It claims to be "completely unauthorized", and yet, Chuck Palahniuk does the introduction. Now, I don't know if he actually holds the rights to Fight Club, so maybe if it only said "unauthorized" I would let it slide, but "completely unauthorized" is clearly just not the case.
Jim
Sep 11, 2008 Jim rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
well diverse opinions and thoughts on fight club.
Annie
Jun 10, 2008 Annie added it
if you liked fight club you'll love this
its like expilations for the book
its really great
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