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Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
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really liked it

Fight Club is a book about men. It is a book about men who have absent fathers, going through the motions, never really enjoying what they are doing, defined by their possessions, etc. These seem to be all the ones that are specifically mentioned in the book. Basically a group absent of identity and empty of soul.

The book is, therefore, about this everyman, the narrator who doesn't have a name, who has an dual personality which is everything that he is not. The premise is the dual personality, Tyler Durden, creates a fight club and Project Mayhem a project to bring society back to a more tribal state. Essentially a metaphor about the conflict of the desire for tribalism and its fight with consumeristic individualism.

Overall a great book especially for the style it is written in which intersperses dialogue and thought between the narrator, his insomniac state, and Tyler Durden.

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Reading Progress

October 25, 2010 – Shelved
September 1, 2014 – Started Reading
September 10, 2014 – Finished Reading

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