My buddy Katie, over at hereiamstillintact.blogspot.com did a pretty fun book review where she talked about a few books she just read. Wellllll, inspired by Miss Katie I decided to throw in a little ‘review’ section for this book.
The book? Fight Club. You know … like that movie, Fight Club. Honestly, if you’ve seen the flick, you’re set. That said, I enjoy the movie and there are some interesting differences in the book … but overall I’d say the book is VERY similar. There are a few good lines (of the snarky, darkish variety) which weren’t in the movie, so I’ve got them here for you …
Fight Club (Novel) Quotes
Now, according to the ancient Chinese custom we all learned from television, Tyler is responsible for Marla, forever, because Tyler saved Marla’s life.
Besides, I’m enlightened now. You know, only Buddha-style behavior. Spider chrysanthemums. The Diamond Sutra and the Blue Cliff Record. Hari Rama, you know, Krishna, Krishna. You know, Enlightened.
Tyler lies back and asks, “If Marilyn Monroe was alive right now, what would she be doing?”
I say, goodnight.
The headliner hangs down in shreds from the ceiling, and Tyler says, “Clawing at the lid of her coffin.”
The door to my boss’s office is always closed now, and we haven’t traded more than two words any day since he found the fight club rules in the copy machine and I maybe implied I might gut him with a shotgun blast. Just me clowning around, again.
I look at God behind his desk, taking notes on a pad, but God’s got this all wrong.
We are not special.
We are not crap or trash, either.
We just are.
We just are, and what happens just happens.
And God says, “No, that’s not right.”
Yeah. Well. Whatever. You can’t teach God anything.
The BEST part of the book, to me (and maybe I was having a downer-day), was the afterword (written in 2005). In it the author talks about what inspired Fight Club and his attempts to get it published. Sometimes I enjoy the story of, say, Dr. Seuss being rejected 27 times before being published, kind of story.
Also, it’s just fun to see how someone thinks. Especially if that someone has managed to entertain you through written word.