I have passed up reading this on my shelf at least 50 times. I absolutely LOVE the movie. It's one of the few that I consider to be nearly perfect in it's execution. I figured the book would be so good that I would forever not like the movie... well, I was wrong. The book is good, but the movie adaptation was such a clustering "screw with your mind" visual medium, that it blows the book away. Without giving away any spoilers, the thing you find out at the end of the movie, I thought was pretty obvious in the book - BUT that could be because I knew the ending, I don't know... the book was "good" but the movie is better - wow, I think I've maybe said that twice in my life!
I could not finish this book. My brother recommended this book to me. I have never seen the movie. While I can understand why my brother loves this book and why it appeals to so many people, I just could not stomach any more. The plot seems fascinating, but the author has some horrible stomach flipping descriptions. I do most of my reading at meals or before bed. I could not read during these times, because the descriptions were so vivid that I was losing my appetite. And it was causing surreal nightmares. Don't get me wrong. This book has some good writing in it. It just upset my personal sensabilities too much to continue. This book is NOT for the squeemish.
It is hard to write a comment on this book. It is similar to the film, but with fantastic differences too. I like them both for different reasons. The movie was a fantastic adaptation, in my opinion. But the book was fabulous in it's own right. It is dark and seedy and funny all at once. Definitely a good read.
A totally mind-blowing book. It keeps you guessing until the very end and even then you\'re not sure you got it all. Makes you want to go back to page one and start again.
Hands down one of the best books I have read. There are parts of the book that the movie left out and I now wish the movie had included. Chuck Palahniuk creates a disturbing individual/individuals that at some point in our lives we can all relate to. Must read!!!
I loved the movie "Fight Club", so I decided to read the book. The movie followed the book with only a few exceptions (the most notable being the ending). When Palahniuk describes the fights, they are just so much more vivid than the visuals in the movie. There are some things that just can't be described in film. I was satisfied with this novel.
I would not recommend this to many people because it's just so controversial, but it's a real eye opener.
i thought this was a great book.. wierd ideas on the world we live and the extent our society values materialisim... better than the movie
Great writing and fresh and new. Even better than the movie and much more dramatic.
His name was Robert Paulsen.
Fight Club is funny in a detached way. Palahniuk's writing reminds me a lot of Kurt Vonnegut.
Way better than the movie.
Dark and subversive, even weirder than the film (if that's possible). Palahniuk is a master storyteller and is able to weave the most useless yet fascinating trivia into the narrative. A very fun book.
Must read for anyone who has seen the movie. Quick to read but so much is packed inside.
Fantastic book. If you haven't (or even have) seen the movie, you need to read it.
I loved it, the book was just as gripping as the movie~
I was absolutely riveted. I could not put it down.
I saw the movie before I read the book and I have to say I'm impressed with how faithful the movie was to the source. I really enjoyed it.
This book was quite a ride! I never saw the movie, so I had no idea what to expect. There's a big twist that really took me by surprise.
Now I'm dying to see the movie and find out how they staged this.
The book was a really fast read - I read it in a day. I couldn't wait to see what happens next. When you become completely unglued from reality, anything can happen!