I just finished reading Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk.
I remember the first time I had watched the movie. I never actually wanted to see it. Jonna had run across it by chance and told me that I HAD to watch it – that it was a movie right up my alley and that I would love it.
I remember not really believing that it was something I wanted to see but I watched it anyway. The movie blew me away. I thought it was brilliantly written and brilliantly acted. I was completely impressed.
I bought the DVD soon after that and have watched it numerous times since then – always saying to myself “I definitely have to read this book sometime”.
Well, Jake wound up buying the book for some reason and after he read it handed to me and said I just HAD to read the book. So finally, I read it.
The book is absolutely brilliant. More than that, overall the movie stuck pretty close to it, something I was very glad to see. The one thing that I hate the most is when you read a book to find that the movie makers completely trashed it. This one made it through the movie making processes pretty well intact.
If you liked the movie, you will absolutely love the book. The writing style is extremely disjointed – just like the movie. You actually feel like you are on a ride through one mans complete mental breakdown.
While the movie did a fairly good job of exposing you to the main characters inner dialog, there is nothing that compares to actually reading it for yourself.
I will say, its pretty difficult to read the book and not hear Ed Nortons voice as the narrator. Then again, he had the perfect voice for it.
If you liked the movie, you will absolutely love the book. On a scale from one to five – I give t a ten. It’s that good.