The art in this book is AMAZING. The story is not.
I understand Chuck wants to kill off (the idea of) Tyler and that this book is apparently ruining his life, but this was not the way to do it. The weird meta pages and strange sub-plot with Marla was so horrible. This isn't worth suffering through, stop while you are ahead!
The suggested retail price on the back is 29.99 and that just makes me want to laugh out loud.
What starts off as an amusing premise (the Narrators suburban life 10 years later) quickly spirals into some of the most absurd, talentless writing I have seen put to paper.
He not only manages to completely obliterate the readers interest in THIS story but manages to sully the entire premise of the original.
It is a self-serving, talentless, slap-in-the-face to any fan of the original book.
I am actually sorry that I read it.
It ruined the first one for me.
Terrible. This is the author Chuck Palahniuk giving the finger to everyone who loved the film but didn't know there was a book or have not read the book. He's in the graphic novel with a team of writers working on the story. I'm so glad I didn't buy this book. Smug and arrogant. I don't know if I'll ever read another of his books.
I took away one idea from this book - the idea of mental illness being a self-sustaining, living creature, which totally blew my mind since mental issues run in my family. However, this read more like a 'best of fight club 1' instead of a whole new novel, graphic novel, whatever. Also, hated the 'meta' rose petals and pills 'spilled' on the pages - very annoying to read around! It was swell, but now the swelling has gone down, Chuck. Read, like 'Choke' or 'Invisible Monsters' or 'Survivor'. They are unique stories instead of a re-hashing.
This is Palahniuk trying to unexplain the Fight Club movie and put himself into the story, not so much of a sequel.
I would've rather seen a full fledged novel sequel to Fight Club than a graphic novel. That being said, I was entertained by the story here. Tyler Durden becomes something of a world leader/force of nature. I generally gravitate toward stories about fathers and sons, and that's really what this is all about. Sons who didn't have strong fathers. I read the original book when I was in my twenties and now about 17 years later, I was just as motivated to take life by the reins as I was back with the first read. However, whatever rebellious sentiments CP can bring about, the meta textual element in this book kind of pokes fun at all that and warns us not to take Fight Club too seriously. Maybe CP has evolved and matured a little bit over the years too.
Apparently an attempt to continue the story (of the book), Palahniuk jumps forward several years to explain what happened in the past. Ultimately, it's a way to poke fun at himself and especially those who took the movie way to seriously (and are not aware it was a book first). A very surreal experience greatly accentuated by the artwork of Cameron Stewart and the great cover art by David Mack. Maybe not quite what fans are looking for but what is the core idea of Fight Club but to defy expectations?
I don't get it. Maybe I'm not trendy and liberal enough or mayhap I fried too many brain cells following uncle Jerry in the 80's. My all time favorite diagnosis was post hallucinogen perception disorder so you think I'd really dig this weird S. However, outside of The Walking Dead I'm really not into comic books. I have absolutely adored everything else by Chuck Palahniuk, but this was complete rubbish in my humble opinion. If I learn anything from this experience it must be that if Irvine Welsh, Margaret Atwood, Tom Robbins or any of my other favorite authors writes a comic book series I need to just pass.
Kristen MERKE thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over
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