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El club de la lucha

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Todos los fines de semana, en sótanos y aparcamientos a lo largo y ancho del país, jóvenes oficinistas se quitan los zapatos y las camisas y pelean entre sí hasta la extenuación. Los lunes regresan a sus despachos, con los ojos amoratados, algún diente de menos y un sentimiento embriagador de omnipotencia. Estas reuniones clandestinas son parte del plan con el que Tyler Du ...more
Paperback, 234 pages
Published July 2003 by El Aleph Editores (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.
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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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ruzmarì
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
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anarki
Aug 26, 2011 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
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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
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Lyn
Jun 25, 2013 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
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Sarah
Jun 05, 2008 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
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk
Fight Club is a 1996 novel by Chuck Palahniuk. It follows the experiences of an unnamed protagonist struggling with insomnia. Inspired by his doctor's exasperated remark that insomnia is not suffering, the protagonist finds relief by impersonating a seriously ill person in several support groups. Then he meets a mysterious man named Tyler Durden and establishes an underground fighting club as radical psychotherapy.
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز بیست و ششم ماه می سال 2011 میلا
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Jen
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is satirical, cynical, Darkly intense. A mind f**k.

What person in their right mind goes to support groups for cancer patients in order to get perspective on their own life and cure their insomnia? That's what kind of story this is. This is how it begins. An Obsession with death.

Then the fight club is born. Blue collar to white collar. There are 6 rules in the fight club. First rule: you don't talk about the fight club. Second rule: you don't talk about the fight club. Third rule: two men p
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Lou
May 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
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Kira
Aug 09, 2007 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.'
and
'We don't ha
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Chris
Jan 31, 2008 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
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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
Наталия Янева
Откакто и аз се влях в редиците на хората, които сами (се опитват да) си припечелват 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
Phrynne
Mar 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5000-books
Well I never saw the movie because I have zero interest in watching people hit people. And I never thought I would read the book, but I needed to read this author for a challenge and decided to make it his most famous book. Justifiably famous because it was really good!

The writing is excellent and action packed. There are no spare words or wasted pages, just a very cleverly spun tale about some very mixed up people. Not having seen the movie I was also unprepared for the magnificent twist althou
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Perry
Nov 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
[Updated 9/11/17]---For several months, I've mused over a question on Fight Club, to-wit:
Did this 1996 novel presage, two decades on, the election of a populist POTUS who could stir the hornet's nest of white, middle class, male Gen X'ers--such as those in the Fight Club--out of their malaise to smack those they see as effete elitists and paternalistic bureaucrats?

If I had a background in political science or a lot of free time, I would dive into the fray.

Original Review

Generation X Gladia
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F
Apr 23, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, seen-movie, usa
Liked the short chapters but it took me longer to read than it should of because i went into hospital half way through it.
Loved the film.
Was a total mind fuck.
Ana
Oct 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dark-reads, crime
"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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Michael Finocchiaro
The book that inspired the iconic Brad Pitt/Edward Norton film from 1999 is a wild ride every bit as gritty and crazy as the movie. I think the reveal comes a bit early in the book and that the movie actually did a better job of covering up the real identity of Tyler Durden. However, if you want to get down in all that liposuctioned fat and squirm around, this is the book for you. I thought the writing was OK, it did not inspire me to read any other Palahniuk books. Perhaps in the comments, folk ...more
Laz
“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
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Karina
Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2014
I wanna start it all over right now.
Madeline
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.
Shovelmonkey1
Nov 07, 2011 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
...more
Rahul Matthew
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Never judge a book by its shitty cover, just finish and then judge it.

Will give an updated review of how being a Gemini(have split personalities), makes this book so relatable.

Gemini all have a split personality.People might say that then all of them should end up in a mental institution.It is very much part of our lives and the only way is to embrace it.So what are the crazy extremes that a Gemini can be:
Donald Trump(His evil twin controls him) and then we have Bob Dylan(Embracing the creativit
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Melki
"I want you to do me a favor. I want you to hit me as hard as you can."

By now I'm sure you've either seen the movie or read the book. You know how having the crap beaten out of you can make you feel oh, so very, very alive.

You aren't alive anywhere like you're alive at fight club.

It's the exhilaration we're all looking for, that one shining better-than-sex moment that lifts us out of our humdrum lives. It makes life more bearable, more . . . okay.

After a night in fight club, everything in the r
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Sara
Dec 21, 2007 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
Amy (Foxy)
Dec 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Amy (Foxy) by: Kim Bailey
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MORAL OF THE STORY -> GET SOME SLEEP!

THE RULES OF FIGHT CLUB:

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
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Antonio

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

Voy a necesitar tiempo para procesarlo...
Joshua
Feb 26, 2008 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
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Soheil
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"ما بچه وسطى هاى تاريخيم.از بچگى تلويزيون به خورد ما داده كه بالاخره يه روزى ميليونر و هنرپيشه و ستاره ى راك مى شيم.ولى هيچ وقت نمى شيم و ما تازه داريم اينو مى فهميم."


من دارم، پس هستم
بيش از يك قرن از قانون لغو بردگى مى گذرد؛ قانونى كه متضمن آزادى هر انسانى از زير يوغ بندگى و بهره كشى سودجويان بود. اما مسئله اينجاست كه بردگى به معناى واقعى لغو نشد، بلكه مانند انرژى، فقط از شكلى به شكل ديگر تغيير پيدا كرد. امروزه بردگى خودخواسته در جريان است.

"روزى خواهم مرد و يك خانه و اتومبيل خوشگل از من باقى خوا
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Miss Ravi
Dec 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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بذارید همین اول بهتون بگم؛ این کتاب شاهکاره
دقیقا چه توقعی از یه شاهکار دارید؟ توی این کتاب اون توقعات به طور کامل برطرف میشه و حتا یه چند مرحله هم ازش فراتر میره. اصلا میتونم بعد از این وقتی یه کتاب شاهکار خوندم به جای اینکه بگم این کتاب شاهکاره بگم این کتاب باشگاه مشتزنیه

من رسماً عاشق راوی این کتاب شدم. تایلر دردن؟ خب اونم برای خودش خیلی خوبه اما با راوی بیشتر همذات پنداری کردم. راوی برام قابل درک بود. راوی معمولی بود. یه معمولیِ جذاب
اگه بخوام بدون فاش شدن داستان نظرم رو بگم باید بگم که در عین
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Darwin8u
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
“I don't want to die without any scars.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

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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
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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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