Review from a Transgressive Fiction Fan
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 troubled person with lots of stress and confussion and anger towards the world, so he copes with it in a very special manner.
Take me on my word and read this if you haven’t already, you have no idea what you’re missing out on.
“Insightful” Review from a Mainstream Reader
Having recently read through some of Chuck’s other god-awful books, I decided to re-read Fight Club, in order to see if I had been looking at his one-hit wonder through rose-tinted glasses. And the answer to that is a big fat ‘yes.’ What I ever saw in this book I’ll never know. I’m a fan of the movie, sure, but God damn do I hate this guy’s writing. Empty is the word that immediately comes to mind. Empty, and superficial, and sloppy.