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The Difference Between Me and Chuck Palahniuk Is That I Don't Pull My Punches
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July 26, 2010
11:40 pm
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(Warning: contains spoilers if you haven't read/watched Fight Club.)

Yes, Fight Club is an excellent book, but it pulls its punches.

It's the equivalent of MMA fighting. The claim is "no holds barred", but in reality, anything likely to cause real, lasting injury is forbidden. Everyone gets up, cleans up, and goes home to fight again another day. That is the case with the fictional Fight Club in the book, and it is the case with the novel and movie called Fight Club.

Palahniuk spends the first part of the book haranguing us about the shallowness of modern life, and sucking…

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March 27, 2013
4:02 am
eddie watts
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i love your book.
it went missing for some time so i bought another.
just loaned it to a friend and he loved it so much that he started reading it saturday night, stopped at 4am!!! got up at 9 and finished it the next day, he only realised how late it was by the crap on tv that was in the background quietly (no idea why people do that myself)

then i found my original so now i have two.
he said the book was a real thought provoker and has begun re-analysing life now.

(just here reading old posts!!)

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March 27, 2013
2:30 pm
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eddie:

I'm glad to know that I've managed to tell Gryka's story in a way that communicates some part of the meaning it's had (and still has) for me.  It would have been much easier to get it published had I been willing to compromise...but I was unwilling to dishonor her memory by presenting any less than the whole truth.

Thank you for sharing your friend's experience, thank you for helping spread the Credo...and I'm glad you found your other copy!

JS

PS: For anyone skeptical of eddie's experience, a grip of glowing reviews can be found here.

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