Thursday, May 5, 2011

Fight Club

After a night in fight club, everything in the real world gets the volume turned down.  Nothing can piss you off.  Your word is law, and if other people break that law or question you, even that doesn't piss you off. 
The unnamed narrator, a product recall officer in a car company, goes to cancer patient meets to get a cure for insomnia that is tormenting him. He meets Marla Singer there. Another day he meets Tyler Durden. When his apartment is blown in an explosion, he moves with Tyler's home, in return of which all Tyler asks is a fight. Thus begins fight club. White collared executives arrives there after work, fights each other and goes back with bruises and wounds. Then Tyler rescues Marla from death, much to the irritation of the narrator. Slowly fight club develops. Different chapters open in many cities and Tyler starts something sinister. He wants to spread anarchy. 
I wanted to burn the Louvre.  I'd do the Elgin Marbles with a sledgehammer and wipe my ass with the Mona Lisa.  This is my world, now.  This is my world, my world, and those ancient people are dead.
 Thus forms Project Mayhem, a group of fight club members under Tyler, who want to destroy the modern civilization. Narrator starts to get uncomfortable with the ever increasing anarchy belted out by Project Mayhem. And then dawns the realization that changes every thing... 

Chuck Palahniuk's modern classic Fight club, is difficult to read for faint hearted. It is violent, graphic and disturbing. It is a war cry against a world that is gripped by corporations, spreading consumerism amongst common people for their profit. Fight club itself is an idea against the formal style of white collared executives. Imagine a well dressed, well mannered  executives arriving for work with a nasty gash on face, puffed lips and a hole on his cheek!

Read this novel at your own risk. One this is for sure, if you can get the plot, it may grip your throat...


  1. I did see the movie and yeah you got to watch it 2 -3 times to know what is going on ...