“That’s the best revenge of all: happiness. Nothing drives people crazier than seeing someone have a good fucking life” – Chuck Palahniuk
I just finished reading the book ‘Fight Club’ by Chuck Palahniuk. I don’t know how I’m supposed to talk about this book when the first rule of Fight Club is that you don’t talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is YOU DON’T TALK ABOUT FIGHT CLUB!
Well, I guess I am a rebel because I am going to talk about it anyway. I am a big fan of the movie and thought the book would be a fun read. Truth is that I have found the book just as enjoyable as the movie. Not any better or any worse.
I have heard lots of people say “The book is much better” when comparing books to their movie counterparts, but in many ways the Fight Club book meshes pretty well with the movie. Reading Fight Club feels like the extras or behind the sense of what should have been on the DVD’s spacial features. I think the book gives the characters more depth. This is something I don’t think people even question or think about when they are watching the movie unless maybe they have seen it a several times.
The book also answers questions I had about Project Mayhem and what all was happening in the background that they don’t really show or talk about in the movie. I guess you could say loose ends are tied up if you felt there where any in the first place.
The book is not a necessary read by any means. But if your a fan of the Fight Club movie you will find this book just adds to the movie. It does not leave you as a read feeling cheated for not having read the book before seeing the movie. It’s kind of a nice feeling that way.