Fight Club 3 by Chuck Palahniuk

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19 comments

  • Ouch.
    Lashaan ain’t pulling no punches.

    I just went back and read your review of the novel. I read it back in the day, before the film. This novel really meant a lot to you upon a time.

    Looks ;like a brave attempt on Pahluniaks part, but it does not live up to the standard of the novel, or even the movie.

    Happy Trails, Space Monkey.

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    • Thanks, Icky, for taking the time to read both reviews! I really appreciate it. The novel is one that I indeed treasure. I saw the movie first though and since then have it seen it multiple times. I’m sad that Chuck Palahniuk decided to do “this” to his novel. I really think it was unnecessary… Happy reading, sir!

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  • When I saw the title, I thought at first it was a novel, which I really liked. I can see why the sequel would start relying on artwork since I felt the story was “done” in the first book.

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  • Oof, that must’ve been painful, Lashaan! Great review, raw but eloquent in all its bitter disappointment.

    I do wonder why authors do that to themselves; is it an illusion of safety in coming back to what was their magnum opus? Belief that the charm will work again? Palahniuk is not the only one guilty of that particular sin, but he sure knows how to go down with a bang 😁

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    • Thanks for the kind words, Ola. It was indeed pure disappointment for me. I don’t even feel like revisiting it to try and understand any of its 10th degree messages… I feel like him continuing to stretch this world out (he plans on making more sequels apparently…) is him trying to clutch onto one of his big successes…

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  • I had to skip this review since I’ve not yet read or watched Fight Club and would like to at some point. Didn’t want to risk any spoilers. But, wow, 1 star? Must have really gone down hill!

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    • No worries, good sir. The first one is one my all-time favourite books. I do hope you enjoy it when you get around to it. As for Fight Club 2 and 3… The second is tolerable and actually feels experimental… The third one is a waste of time… Do it only if you’re a hardcore fan and you’re just too curious to control yourself like me. 😀

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      • That kind of reminds me of Highlander. I absolutely loved the first movie, but the 2nd and 3rd…. waste of my time. The series, though, was entertaining. As for Fight Club, would you recommend the book before the movie? I’m guessing yes. I can only recall one time in my life so far where I’ve enjoyed a movie version more than the original book (Horns by Joe Hill).

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        • I would always recommend the book before any movie, if the person has time, patience, and interest in the original source material. Otherwise, I like to tell people how the Fight Club movie and book aren’t the same experience and that you’ll be just as thrilled by both in different manners. The ending of the book is also slightly different if I remember correctly. Ohh, I didn’t know anyone would say that about the Horns movie. I thought people made fun of Daniel Radcliffe in that role actually. That’s interesting to hear.

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