Published by W.W. Norton & Company (NYC) on October 17, 2005
It follows the experiences of an unnamed protagonist struggling with insomnia. Inspired by his doctor's exasperated remark that insomnia is not suffering, the protagonist finds relief by impersonating a seriously ill person in several support groups. Then he meets a mysterious man named Tyler Durden and establishes an underground fighting club as radical psychotherapy.
This was yet another one that I had to read for my English class! However, I actually really liked this one! I even got to watch part of the movie in class, and I liked that too. I still haven’t gotten around to watching the whole movie.
This book had a certain sense of humor yet darkness at the same time, which is why I enjoyed it so much I think. The whole time you’re wondering what’s really going on, because you can tell there’s some deeper meaning and that not everyone is who they say they are. I don’t want to say too much and give stuff away, but that was definitely one of my favorite parts of the story.
I have recommended this book to countless friends, and this is me extending that invitation to you as well. You’re going to love the characters and the dark humor that surrounds this novel. You will be on the edge of your seat, wondering what’s actually going on. I’d also suggest checking out the movie, if you haven’t yet!