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Fight Club 2

(Fight Club 2 #1-10)

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3.06  ·  Rating details ·  7,436 ratings  ·  962 reviews
Some imaginary friends never go away . . .

Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, he lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife. Pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won’t last long—the wife has seen to that. He’s back where he started, but this go-round he’s got more at stake than his own life. The time has arrived . . .
Hardcover, Omnibus of the Fight Club 2 series, 256 pages
Published June 28th 2016 by Dark Horse Books (first published May 2nd 2015)
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Kyle While I wouldn't say that it is 100% necessary to read the novel first, I would strongly recommend it. Fight Club 2 is somewhat standalone, but its fo…moreWhile I wouldn't say that it is 100% necessary to read the novel first, I would strongly recommend it. Fight Club 2 is somewhat standalone, but its foundations are (at least initially) linked to the novel. The novel is a quick read, maybe a couple days (and I'm a slow reader!) so it's worth reading through. Besides, the novel is actually really good and I'd recommend reading it anyway!(less)
Chris Yes. The omnibus collects all of the issues and completes the storyline. The previous answer was written before all of them had been published, I beli…moreYes. The omnibus collects all of the issues and completes the storyline. The previous answer was written before all of them had been published, I believe, but I have read and reviewed the book and it's definitely the complete set.(less)

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Jochem
Apr 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
I am Jack's bitter disappointment ...more
Sam Quixote
Apr 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
10 years after Project Mayhem…

He’s called Sebastian these days. Married to Marla Singer, the two have a son, Junior. Released from the funny farm with a heavy-duty pill regimen, he works an office job, she plays the doting housewife, and both are crushingly bored. The pills keep… him… away. Except Marla’s been substituting Sebastian’s pills with sugar out of desperation for a good lay! The urge for a good fight is building again. Now “someone’s” kidnapped their son. He’s back. And this time Tyl
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F
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
Started off good then just got too weird.
Kevin Kelsey
Nov 06, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016
So, here's what I think happened: Palahniuk knew that he could never write a sequel to Fight Club because it just wouldn't work. There's no way to do it where it would work. So he wrote this instead, wrote himself into it, as a writer trying to write a sequel to Fight Club and only coming up with terrible ideas and fans hating it, ending with his creation literally getting out of his hands and murdering him. It's symbolic as fuck, and very heavy handed.

I really can't decide if it's brilliant or
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Dave Schaafsma
Jan 08, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: gn-lit-based

Okay, let me cut to the chase: I really hated this book, recommend you do NOT read it, and I wonder how a writer such as Brian Bendis could have written a blurb for it. I can imagine drinks were exchanged and/or there are close personal friendships involved. Sure he knows Dark Horse and the artists! You have an internationally famous writer, legendary author of the Fight Club—a book, to be clear, I only now just read, and loved, found edgy and sharp and darkly funny and socially insightful—with
...more
Carlos De Eguiluz
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.75

Antes de decidirme a siquiera comprar esta novela gráfica, me cercioré de leer algunas de las opiniones de los usuarios de Goodreads. Muchos dijeron que era una porquería, que quisieran arrancarse el recuerdo de su mente y quedar con la idea de que tan sólo hubo una novela. Sin embargo, decidí que al demonio, que iba a leerla y a formarme mi propia opinión. Y justamente eso fue lo que ocurrió.
Muchos calificaron esta belleza con una estrella, y lo entiendo, les juro que lo entiendo. Comprend
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Bradley
Dec 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What was I thinking when I felt trepidation upon seeing this title creep into my life? That it would be nothing more than a cheap cash-in on Palahniuk's crop? That I'd be wasting my time?

Oh, silly me.

Sure, it picks up a decade later with our MC and Marla with a kid and a picket fence, but don't let that fool you. Tyler never died. Ideas always pick up followers. It's never the other way around.

Remember, the original Fight Club started under a veneer of normalcy, too, and it got really fucked-up.
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Ashley Daviau
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is definitely nowhere NEAR the masterpiece Fight Club was and still is but I still thought it was pretty damn great! It was weird and wonderful and full of the ridiculousness we’ve all come to expect from Palahniuk now. I think the story lends itself really well to the graphic novel medium, it’s like the two were meant to be together! I loved being able to see everything drawn out as I was reading the story, it was such a unique and enjoyable experience, I felt like I was watching the movie ...more
Benoit Lelièvre
Aug 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Why, in the name of everything beautiful, would you even want to write a sequel to the most transcendent, zeigeist-defining novel of the last twenty years?

Why would you reopen something perfect? Something that DEFINED MY LIFE in and out of books, Mr. Palahniuk?

Turned out he had a pretty great reason: Tyler Durden's been casting a shadow on his entire career as a storyteller and no matter how productive and creative he could get, FIGHT CLUB was just something he couldn't get over creatively as l
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Sarah
Sep 05, 2015 rated it did not like it
Don't read it. Just don't read it. It's obviously Palahniuk's attempt to implode his biggest franchise because he's sick of the inane questions and overt devotion of it's fans.
Never mind that he writes himself heavily into the plot line, the writing is poor compared to his normal works, and the plot is more desperate than thought out.
The story is often challenging to follow at best and often literally unreadable as often the dialogue is covered by things. As if to say "here is some dark, omino
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Chad
Jul 11, 2016 rated it did not like it
This is bad. Actually bad is an understatement. It's a confusing piece of gutter trash. The plot is almost incomprehensible. It takes place 10 years after the end of the movie and now Sebastian and Marla are married with a son. Marla has been replacing his drugs with placebos and Tyler has reemerged. Tyler's kidnapped his son and Sebastian goes undercover with Project: Mayhem to find him. I'm not really sure how that works since Tyler knows exactly what he's doing. Cameron Stewart's art is terri ...more
Fabian
Feb 18, 2019 rated it liked it
How does the nihilism of my favorite movie in high school translate to today? And yeah, this is actually an exercise in gauging personal growth. Like, the craziness that Palahniuk made famous, the meanness mixed with comedy, the violence creating a whole subculture--does it have a place in our world, &, more importantly, a place in MY own life?

Well, at least it wasn't a novel. (A sentence I've never ever uttered.)

But after reading several other novels, apart from "Fight Club," I know that Palahn
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Cassie-la
Mar 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-reads
ORIGINALLY POSTED: http://bibliomantics.com/2016/03/31/m...

While it’s not quite the original Fight Club, this graphic novel sequel definitely takes advantage of the visual medium. Thought the book was weird? From overlying graphics that block out text bubbles to Chuck Palahniuk appearing as an actual character and the reveal that Tyler Durden is more than the Narrator’s alter ego, this may be Palahniuk’s weirdest work yet.
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Ryan
Jul 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
That very strange time in the narrator's life? It never ended. Surprisingly - or, actually, UNSURPRISINGLY - Marla stuck around.

Clever self-aware narrative and killer artwork

No who wants to hit me?
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Kim Oja
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was ok
I have no idea what just happened, but I don't think I liked it. ...more
Brandon
Jan 20, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: comix, 2019, fiction
Fight Club 2 picks up ten years after the events of the original novel.  Marla and the narrator - now going by Sebastian - have started a family.  Nowadays, the aforementioned Sebastian is heavily medicated due to the events of the first book.  However, in need of a “good lay”, Marla begins switching up her husband’s medication with sugar pills hoping that the man she first loved returns to form.  As you can imagine, things go pear shaped pretty quickly.

I don’t even know where to begin with this
...more
Sud666
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
Do you ever wonder how some people, usually possessing outsized hubris and lack of self-awareness in terms of general creativity of story-telling coupled with the underlying desire for more money/adulation/fame (take your pick), take a wonderfully fresh and unique idea and then beat it to death? (No pun intended). Take, for example, "The Pirates of the Caribbean" or the "Matrix" movies. Had they just been a one-shot-then IMHO they are both excellent. Their sequels are less so. Sadly "Fight Club" ...more
Rustler O. Jimmies
Jun 29, 2016 rated it did not like it
As a huge fan of the first Fight Club and a fan of graphic novels/comic books in general, I was incredibly excited to get my hands on a Fight Club comic book. I was even more excited to read the sequel to one of my favorite stories of all time. I'd heard nothing about it until a few weeks ago, which confused me a little bit. For the life of me I couldn't figure out why no one was talking about this book. Suffice it to say that when I got my copy I figured it out pretty quickly. Even as a fan of ...more
Artemy
Mar 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, dark-horse
I read the original Fight Club book about seven or eight years ago, so I don't remember all of it that well. I remember liking it a lot though, it was a perfect book for my teenage rebellious brain. So I wanted to give this comic book sequel a read, especially as I heard a lot of good things about it. And I can confirm, it is an enjoyable book that is true to its predecessor. The story also takes full advantage of the medium, generally relying more on show rather than tell. It was surprising to ...more
Chelsea 🏳️‍🌈
This would be 2 stars were it not for the tremendous efforts of Cameron Stewart and David Mack. The work that went into this art was worthy of that extra star. It's not quite The Tragic Comedy of Mr. Punch level art but it is gorgeous and full of hidden gems. I appreciate how much work went into that aspect of this book.

That being said, I have no clue what happened in this book. I don't mean Clean Room levels of "what the fuck?" where you still have some idea of what's happening but you don't h
...more
Amanja
Mar 11, 2020 rated it did not like it
This is the spoiler free review for Fight Club 2, a graphic novel sequel to Fight Club, the book AND the movie. If you would like to read the spoiler full review and really dive into my rant about this bizarre insult to readers everywhere please visit https://amanjareads.com/2020/04/03/fi...

Usually I keep things a little moderate, language wise, for my reviews. Well here's your warning, Ima be cursing in this one.

I'm going to assume that you're already familiar with Fight Club, either the book o
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Rod Brown
Jan 05, 2017 rated it did not like it
Oh, look, it's my first crap book of the new year.

You rarely see a creator so determined to crap all over his fans, his creation, himself and storytelling in general.

Wretched.
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Jesse A
Feb 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Interesting idea, going all meta with fight club. The execution was somewhat lacking. Had good parts and dull parts. Probably unnecessary.
Meem
May 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Well, this was cute. I think Chuck realised that a sequel couldn't measure up to the original (and he made cameos through out to make sure that we knew that he knew it) and chose to keep it simple and make this funny. Those expecting either a repeat or a reboot of the classic are going to be disappointed. The themes previously explored are here but that's it. Nothing new is highlighted, propounded or critiqued. There isn't any fresh subversive idea at the heart of Fight Club 2. I still liked it, ...more
David
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
I am Jack's disappointing sequel.

Chuck Palahniuk follows up his Fight Club novel (slightly different than the movie) with a comic series collected here. Our protagonist (here named Sebastian) is 10 years older, married to Marla Singer and father to a precocious little child. He's popping pills and living in a haze, doing whatever employed, middle aged white guys do in these sorts of stories.

It's Fight Club. But older! It's the movie except everyone knows the twist about Brad Pitt and Ed Norton
...more
Andrew Edstrom
Jul 23, 2016 rated it did not like it
I mean Chuck Palahniuk knew fans would hate this book. He drew himself as a character in the book with an angry mob of fans holding nooses standing at his door. That doesn't make what he did okay, of course. But maybe it's part of, I don't know, some art thing he's trying to do? I'm trying to give him the benefit of the doubt here.

I feel like at the point where it was so clear to him that fans were going to hate this book that he was actually going to draw it as a scene within the book itself, h
...more
Chaunceton Bird
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
Yeesh. Symbolic, sure. Meta, kind of. But I don't understand why Mr. Palahniuk did this. It's far from his heavy-hitting critical theory fiction, and deep into the written-because-it-will-sell category. I'd say don't read this and keep your memory of Fight Club pure. ...more
Madara
Aug 14, 2018 rated it liked it
A wobbly 3.5
Just the way I like my Palahniuk - messed up and bloody.
The first book was better tho.
Ill D
Mar 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Oh boy.

I’m not really where to start with this one. But I definitely know to end this one.

While most of us, reviewer included, would have expected the afore-titled Fight-Club 2 to be a sequel, this comic is anything but. Far more adventurous and even more-so devious, Fight Club 2 is something of an experiment in post-modern revisionism with strong doses of both the meta and the post hoc. Yet the question remains, where does this leave us the readers? The answer is rugged, raw, and unflinchingly
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Michelle Curie
May 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
"I refuse to give readers an uplifting faux experience engineered to comfort them and perpetuate the sociopolitical and economic status quo."

Many stories are granted the status of a classic after a certain amount of time has passed - often decades, sometimes even centuries. Chuck Palahniuk was one of the authors who got to experience how his work started something close to a cultural movement. And how do you cope with a situation that no one has ever prepared you for? In many ways, that's th
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