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Fight Club 3

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A new movement has replaced Project Mayhem, and even Tyler Durden doesn't know how to play by these rules.

Marla Singer is about to deliver her second child, but the daddy isn't her husband--it's Tyler, who's very invested in his heir, and the world he'll inherit, as Die Off Industries plots to fine-tune mankind.

Bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk is back with his greate
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Hardcover, 328 pages
Published April 28th 2020 by Dark Horse Books
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Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)


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Maybe being a beautiful and unique snowflake was all that was left in the magic hat for author Chuck Palahniuk. Renown for his transgressional fiction filled with dark humour, stark surrealism, and visceral social commentary, his novels have successfully shocked the world to the core, leaving only some in awe at his mindboggling creativity and the rest in revulsion at his outrageous imagination. Following the critically-acclaimed Fight Club nove
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Peter Derk
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I will always give Chuck a 5 because I consider him a mentor and friend. He almost certainly does not consider me a friend, and that's cool.

I went to a workshop with him for 3 months. Every week I flew from Denver to Portland to meet up with some really great people and work with Chuck and Lidia Yuknavitch.

I was thinking I'd go see him when he came to Denver this last April, but signings are weird. I never know what to say. And I've made an idiot out of myself more than once. And I was wonderin
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Cosmin
What better to do when you're lying in bed for two days with horrible back pain? Well... read Fight Club 3 of course.
A comic that reads like a puzzle or like a dark stories card game; you try to figure out what happened, but there's no one to read the other side of the card and tell you if you're right. But maybe it's ok not to get the whole picture sometimes, to leave some questions unanswered and let your imagination poke into dark corners, I certainly don't mind.
How to describe the art? It's
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Zardoz
Sep 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Well, Palahniuk pulls the old bait and switch on the reader in this one. You think you’re getting a new take on Fight Club, and you get a semi plot that evaporates into a series of intriguing ideas. Is it any good you ask. Well it was better than Fight Club 2 and worse than the book. “ Project Mayhem” strikes again.
I would say that my main issue with Palahniuk is that I like his concepts, but he fails to tie them together into anything that could be called a narrative. That’s why the movie wor
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Derek
Abandoned after 6 chapters. There's barely a story here to follow. The artwork is dope though. ...more
Ningkamess
Jul 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Kent Winward
Dec 30, 2019 rated it liked it
The Insurgency, doesn't talk about the Insurgency.
The novelty of nihilism wears out after awhile.
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Etienne
Jun 24, 2020 rated it it was ok
Palahniuk is a strange man and he prove it yet again here. This just don't make sense, not even in the «this was weird but awesome» just the «what the f**k did I just read». Is there even a story here? I don't think, just a lot of nonsense craziness that goes on and is published for to reason, the first being the hype and fan base Palahniuk has and the second being the Fight Club name who is also a big seller. Read the original novel, watch the movie, but stop there, those comic sequels don't br ...more
Jithin K Mohan
Apr 25, 2020 rated it liked it
Easily the craziest book I've read. Palhnuik is a deeply disturbed person which is evident from his worka like Guts. This metasequel makes the world a lot more comicbook style and is quite short and paving a way for sequel. Art was quiet great and the more and more time goes Palhnuiks world view seem to be getting more entropic. ...more
Niko Miller
Jun 24, 2020 rated it liked it
Had the potential to be as great as 2. But it just lost itself in the end. I didn't understand what happened in some of the later issues. Maybe a re-read will help (just like with 2). But overall... some good ideas and it's certainly... interesting.

Sadly, it feels a bit too creepy and even more disgusting now because of what Cameron Stewart did... yikes.
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James
Feb 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
Strangest book I've read in a long time.

Die Off Endeavors

Death by Misadventure

Never send a sociopathix anarchistic alternate personality to do a man's job.
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Jeremy LaLonde
Dec 26, 2020 rated it it was ok
Gorgeous to look at, absolute nonsensical to read. Meh.
Mario Rojas
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Bandit
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Completist by nature, I figured I’ll just finish the Fight Club trilogy. I mean, wait, it doesn’t even go by that, it’s too renegade to use conventional jargon. So book three is actual known as a sequel to the sequel. Um…ok. Renegade indeed. In this volume Palahniuk essentially just rains down apocalypse upon the world, in his very own inimitable style. It read more confusing and jumbled up than book 2 and book 2 was practically meta, so that says something. It’s also completely viscerally disgu ...more
David
May 12, 2020 rated it it was ok
Eh, this is all right. It’s at least better than the introduction. I’ll still keep reading these if more come out, but honestly I might not if I wasn’t already so far in. I just don’t care for it that much.
Shaun Stanley
Apr 29, 2020 rated it did not like it
Incomprehensible nonsense. After reading the equally bad Fight Club 2 I was hoping for some kind of redemption. Nope. 12 issues of I couldn’t even tell you what. I feel sorry for Dark Horse for paying for these stories.
Kaiulani
Apr 25, 2020 rated it did not like it
What a mess.
Ben
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was ok
Another 'lackluster' turn out by Chucky. I was not a fan of Fight Club 2 and this is more of the "let's make a sequel that barely resembles things from the previous installment(s) but 'furthers' the narrative'...".

So, basically in this new installment, Tyler/Narrator (Balthazar) team together. Marla is pregnant and is the pivotal aspect of the work, and she is pregnant ...with Tyler's baby rather than Narrator's. (We've full gone out of realism now and are completely in a different realm of wor
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Ashkin Ayub
fight club 3 is sufficiently sound to entirely damn pleasant. in chuck's own special manner, fight club 3 appears as though a reaction to how a few readers would decipher the primary continuation. while palahniuk delighted in making jokes about the army of fans the first run through the round (with his glaringly meta side-plot which saw him attempting to satisfy them so much he needed to embed himself into the story), this takes the direct inverse turn. instead of blabber, he decides not to stat ...more
Justplainlucas
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was ok
"Chuck Palahniuk was so preoccupied with whether or not he could, he didn't stop to think if he should!" - Jeff Goldblum, Jurassic Park

I kinda want to write an actual review, but I don't think Palahniuk is worth one for this book. Listen, I'm a fan of Chuck since the days of the first FC, and I've read everything he's done before and since but these graphic novels are not it. He gets two stars because at least the art is great.

I should have learned from FC 2, as that was a major disappointment,
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Richard
May 30, 2020 rated it it was ok
Like the sides of Balthazar, I have two trains of thought about this book:
1. It's a surreal journey with incredible artwork, especially the chapter breaks and end credits. It's also a decent, layered sequel to Fight Club 2 rather than the tangential, second sequel of Fight Club.
2. It's contrived bullshit with a plot that twists for the sake of twisting. I won't trudge through the plot as you can find it all over the place if you really want to. Confused is a better adjective for this graphic nov
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Xavier
Oct 16, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Matt Maielli
Aug 23, 2020 rated it did not like it
- lol cannot even sort of recommend
- while reading, I was constantly thinking about how Palahniuk basically went broke in 2018, so this just felt like he had to go back to the well.
- Because of that, this reads like a story that he wanted to write under a different, more fantasy-style title. But instead, he shoved fantasy elements into the gritty realism of Fight Club, so now none of it makes any sense.
- I feel silly for being one of the few people on this Earth to know that Fight Club has deep
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Micah
May 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: adult-fiction
A fan of Mr. Palahniuk and all of his work Fight Club 3 does not disappoint. Following the backstory of Marla set in a dystopian world. The illustrations are astounding with in depth detail. However, felt the graphic novel lacked a story line going back and forth between not just different periods of time but the characters too. Perhaps I'll revisit the Fight Club series and reread the originally novel. ...more
Luke Byrne
Jan 17, 2021 rated it liked it
at first i thought i hated fight club 2, but reading this book made me appreciate number 2 more! Is there a method to this madness? Will number 4 make me appreciate this one more? possibly! So this rating could rise to a 4/5 in time. just be warned, the gritty 'realism' of the fight club movie is long gone in these sequels, these are something totally different altogether and take a bit of adjusting to! I oddly enjoyed this though, kind of! strange experience! ...more
Derek James Baldwin
Jun 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Woah. Intensely strange and very complex: I think I’ll need to read this again. Operation Die Off felt uncomfortably close to some of the Luciferian narratives floating around IRL. Irvine Welsh’s introduction is excellent: “..those who have the keys to the asylum are now too vain and sociopathic to even attempt to hide their own lunacy”.
Jon
Jul 29, 2020 rated it did not like it
There’s just nothing here. No real story. Repeat lines. Pointlessly gross at times. No meaningful symbolism. No challenging thoughts or calls to action. Just nothing.

At least it was quick so I didn’t feel like I wasted time.

Biggest positive was Cameron Stewart’s ability to story tell without lots of narrative, well done Cam
Holly
Aug 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was frightening, vulgar, and wild. I liked the art and "Easter eggs" from original source material. I was impressed that it actually had its own fully developed narrative beyond the novel. Not sure what I expected but it wasn't a completely new story. This one isn't for the faint of heart or easily offended. ...more
David Farrell
Sep 11, 2020 rated it it was ok
Hard to recommend. It had so little writing that I was able to read it in a 25min sitting. Loved the artwork but the story was so average. It didn't end in a satisfying way like Fight Club 2 did. While there were some nice nods to the original and the sequel in there I felt like this one didn't add anything much. ...more
Elizabeth Blake
Jun 29, 2020 rated it it was ok
i had no idea what the hell was going on in this book! it's confusing and doesn;t make any sense! what has happened to our glorious fight club?! the artwork is spectacular though, so it gains an extra star just for that ...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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