Book Review: Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

Fight ClubFight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Fight Club is a psychological thriller by Chuck Palahnuik, based on a life of young man fighting insomnia. It is his story as he meets up with a guy, along with whom, he starts an underground Fight Club which later on turns out to be a organization causing rebellion against the society. It is a simple read but complex in various terms. It is a life story but it is just not so. It is about men and what they think of masculinity and how they act considering the situations of the modernist culture.

Positive points:

1. The story is gripping. You get involved in the lives of the characters. But it is not a compelling read. You can spend a number of days, quietly reading and pondering over the content of this book.

2. The pace is quite confusing and the psychological aspect of it is commendable; both of which works towards giving a whimsical sort of a theme to this book.

3. The writing aspect of the book is interesting. The events unfurl in the story systematically. The mystery of the book is the most exciting thing about it.

Negative point:

1. The climax is the highlight. It overshadows everything else. There are certain parts which are boring.

The book makes a good read eventually. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a psychological book, with some mystery attached to it. This novel is not for the faint-heart because of the use of some gory language and detailed interpretation of some events.

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