If you haven’t already seen the glorious masterpiece that spliced Brad Pitt (whom I don’t even like…sorry) into a story about split personality disorder, middle-class uprising, entrapment of consumer culture, and the price of mayhem, you are seriously depriving yourself. Fight Club is one of those cinematic moments you’re going to take months to recover from. The best part? It’s completely faithful to the book. Chuck Palahniuk wiled away a boring afternoon at work by writing the ultimate ‘boys club’ short story…
An underground classic since its first publication in 1996, Fight Club is now recognized as one of the most original and provocative novels published in this decade. Chuck Palahniuk’s darkly funny first novel tells the story of a godforsaken young man who discovers that his rage at living in a world filled with failure and lies cannot be pacified by an empty consumer culture. Relief for him and his disenfranchised peers comes in the form of secret after-hours boxing matches held in the basements of bars. Fight Club is the brainchild of Tyler Durden, who thinks he has found a way for himself and his friends to live beyond their confining and stultifying lives. But in Tyler’s world there are no rules, no limits, no brakes. Continue reading
It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged for many reasons and I think that it will be awhile before I get back to doing so regularly again. However, there is one book that finally deserves to be put up on here. It’s probably also fitting that it may be my last (for a day, a week, or even forever…who knows).
I finally did it. I sucked it up and bought the four-book pack of The Song of Ice and Fire series on my Kindle. I first heard about the series as a whole from one of my friends who was raving about it on Facebook. I soon made the connection that this was the same series that the new hit HBO show was based on; the show that everyone on Twitter seemed to be all abuzz about. Naturally my curiosity peaked higher. When my fellow Harry Potter lovers (who may know as much, if not more, about HP as I do) told me I had to read the series, I could resist no longer.
Let me just say: If you buy this book pack on your Kindle…prepare for mental anguish as you vainly hit next page approx 12,000 times before making ANY progress in your percentage bar at the bottom. A friend warned me about it, but I didn’t realize just how bad it would be. Although the 73 chapter warning in the Table of Contents should have given me something called a hint. Just letting you know–Beware. Take heart that you aren’t alone in your frustratingly long journey towards the end…of book 1.