Fight Club Book Report
Charles Michael Palahniuk, also known as Chuck Palahniuk, is an American novelist and a freelance journalist who was born in the early 60'. Fight Club – Palahniuk's first novel which won many awards was also made into a film, directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter.
Fight Club is the story of a young man, tired and frustrated with the way he runs his life – his nowhere-going job, his superficial relationships and his way of wanting to own things, which will eventually end up owning him. The story describes how his apartment is a collection of furniture exclusively selected from IKEA catalog and how they are all together his key for happiness. He gives the example of a sofa. After you have bought one, you are settled for a long term. This is probably the last sofa you will ever buy, and you have that problem solved. This is his philosophy about furniture, when actually he is in a non stopping chase for completing a collection that will never be complete. There will always be a new set of kitchen tools he will just have to buy, or a new sophisticated coffee table for his living room, and he will never be satisfied.
The whole circle of unsatisfied needs comes to an end when the main character meets Tyler Durden. This happens while he is on one out of many business flights, where the two seat next to each other on the plain. The conversation between them develops and ends with Tyler giving him his phone number. After the plain has landed, he is driving home by cab, only to discover all of his unique furniture crushed and burn on the ground in front of his building. The guardian inform him that he is not allowed into his floor, and the cops surrounding the place share with him their suspicions about what have happened. They claim he had probably left the gas leaking while he was away, so it had filled the apartment for a few days, and then the refrigerator created a spark which