got this book as a gift, from a very wierd classmate in 8th grade. i dident know at the time that its wierd to give gifts, and then books, at that age...moregot this book as a gift, from a very wierd classmate in 8th grade. i dident know at the time that its wierd to give gifts, and then books, at that age. but its a weird book, and those were weird times.
in the world of 70's feel better via meta-physics and new ago psychobabble this stands out, in that ive read it.(less)
Main character meets a rouge pilot who shows him a new world of fantastic possibilities. Gives him a book that leads him to think hes jesus, or that m...moreMain character meets a rouge pilot who shows him a new world of fantastic possibilities. Gives him a book that leads him to think hes jesus, or that maybe everyone is jesus, or whatever. Basically the self aggrandizing that was Johnathan Livingston Seagull masturbates itself into an ever frothier novel length self copulation.
I dont know why i was fascinated by this genera, im not one to believe there are other world then these. But when bachman starts talking about how we all hold some genuine worth i dident want to brain ever 3rd person i came across with a shovel. (less)
I felt bad for giving the book fight club a rating without actualy setting foot inside its pros. So i downloaded the audio book and for the last week...moreI felt bad for giving the book fight club a rating without actualy setting foot inside its pros. So i downloaded the audio book and for the last week listened on the way to work.
Any time they make a movie about a film i feel let down. With the exception of A Clockwork Orange, that one shines like a beacon of hope, the film always sucks.
This book shares so many of the same features as the film, so many plot elements, characters, scenes etc. that making connections is unavoidable. And with the impact the movie made on my life 8 years ago, honestly, i feel more of a kinship with the film then the novel. BUT, the feeling of the 2 is TOTALY different.
Marla... Marla Singer Marla is clingy, marla is self destructive. Marla burns herself with cigarettes and sells clothes stolen from laundromats. She has her mothers liposuction fat in Jacks freezer. She has horrendous human butt-wipe sex with tyler. But shes not the same Marla from the film, this ones in love with Tyler. Shes a wreck, but a real human being. When she says "I want to have your abortion" its beacuse thats as close to a real human relationship as shes every experienced. In the end the novels really all about her.
The films more about homo erotic posturing. Getting your rocks off with "touch therapy" and the real life promise of pain and violence. This is what connects with most people about the film. The wet packing sounds of fists crushing cartilage. Broken ribs and bloodied noses. Holes in your cheek that never heal.
The thing that got me with the novel was the nihilistic rants about how life is pointless. Everything you ever love is destine to die, everything you build be thrown away. I find the "middle children of history" line a bit of a stretch. But the overall ethos gives me a chubby.(less)
Got my copy in a bookshop in Jackson CA. I was 15, the cover was worn with orange cover and black text on front. Some new looking block type.
Read sev...moreGot my copy in a bookshop in Jackson CA. I was 15, the cover was worn with orange cover and black text on front. Some new looking block type.
Read several times when i was dating this senior girl who wanted to know what i saw in this movie/book. She wanted to know why it wasent written in english. and i was to wrapped up in the graphic aspect of the story to understand how the language was a way of expressing the importance of trends in youth culture. Or how the use of the made up language forced the reader into the relm of the outsider. No matter how much Alex lets us in, we will forever be outsiders. A theme that is reflected over and over again in the many arks of alex's young experience.
this could be why i was so attracted, and then held, by this story. The graphic violence only serves as a medium for the less tangible parables about the importance of acceptance and keeping up with trends. Never being much of a devote of either of these, maybe i was enthralled by its these observations.
very romantic book. i wish i could find someone to share this sort of rich, emotional connection with. i imagine it as a deeply religious experience....morevery romantic book. i wish i could find someone to share this sort of rich, emotional connection with. i imagine it as a deeply religious experience. also: no fat chicks
if your interested in topping from the bottom... this is the book for you.(less)