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  • Writer's pictureEli Allison

Fight Club Book Review

Updated: Mar 29, 2018

I ain’t gunna lie to you lovelies, I love books like Shirley Bassey loved metastable allotrope of carbon. But such love cannot be contained, hence 'Book Bio's' was birthed from my obsessive spine cracking grubby mind.

These are my favourite and best books. Books that are soaked in my sweat and tears, books I love hard and fast, books I'd cut some fool for disrespecting.

This week is the gut-wrenching Fight Club.



Chuck Palahniuk, (Charles to his mama)

Round up:

Tyler Durden knows soap, and how to take a punch to the gut. After a heavy night  of drinking he comes up with the idea of Fight club, a place where a man can get himself some scars before he dies. 

Why it’s great:

Hard to put a finger on it, the 1st POV is intense and wonderfully messy. The odd ball characters draw you in and don't let go until the last page.  If I were you I’d set aside a full day and just crack on, not one for dipping in and out of. This book will change the way you look at waiters, arse fat, and vibrating suitcases forever.

Best time to read:

Any time before 1999 (before the film) for super ninja cool credits.

Dinner Party Prat Fact:

While at a book signing in London, Mr Palahniuk claims’ to have been approached by a young man, who was a waiter at a very fancy restaurant. The waiter told him, that he loved his depiction of waiters spoiling food in Fight club, and how he and others (finger wag) had been ‘messing’ with the food celebrity ordered for years. One such celebrity the waiter confessed  was Margaret Thatcher, who had apparently eaten this waiters… cum, not once, or twice, not even three times but; “At least five times…” There isn't a big enough yuk, in my possession for that one. If you don’t believe me it’s in his afterword; page 215.

WARNING: This dinner party prat fact, is best used around the comfort of your own dining table after everyone has eaten, and not in any kind of food service place, with weirdo food f**kers grinning at you to have a nice day. 

Best quote:

“First rule of fight club is you don’t talk about fight club. The second rule of fight club is you don’t talk about Fight club.”

In a word:



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