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The first rule of Fight Club is you don’t talk about Fight Club… – Tyler Durden
Even if you have never read ‘Fight Club’ or seen the film, there’s a good chance that you know what the second rule of Fight Club is. ‘Fight Club’ details the life of an unnamed narrator struggling with insomnia and a generally meaningless existence. That is, until a mysterious man named ‘Tyler Durden’ draws him into creating an underground fighting club.
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I am Jack’s Belated Sequel… – IGN, 7.1/10
I’ve got to be open and honest, I had no idea there was a sequel to ‘Fight Club’, and so a lot of this is 2nd hand information. ‘Fight Club 2’ is a series of comic books that are still being released set 10 years after the events of ‘Fight Club’, detailing Sebastian’s (the narrator’s) struggle against Tyler, who’s planning a systematic overthrow of all the world’s government.
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I have to return some video tapes…
‘American Psycho’, and its film adaption also became cult classics almost immediately on release. It shows the life of an incredibly successful, young, and charming investment banker, Patrick Bateman, narrating his stream of consciousness. Starting off relatively mundane (for an investment banker), with Bateman snorting cocaine and criticising his colleagues, he goes on to commit a series of increasingly sadistic and complex murders.
‘Fight Club’ was the first on my list of books like ‘American Psycho’ with unreliable narrators, and with good reason.
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Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had…
There’s a good chance you read this whilst at school, and if you were anything like me, you hated it at the time. If that’s the case then I urge you to pick it back up again – ‘The Great Gatsby’ is a timeless classic detailing the lives of a colourful cast of characters living an enviable life in the summer of 1922. Jay Gatsby, a mysterious millionaire, descends into debauchery and instability through his obsession for the married debutante Daisy Buchanan.
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Ideas are bulletproof…
Okay, like ‘Fight Club 2’ this is a graphic novel which might put some of you off, but hear me out. Again, it’s a counter culture cult classic, with the Guy Fawkes masks becoming damn near ubiquitous and inseparable from protests in the Western World.
In a dystopian and post-apocalyptic near future version of the UK, the fascist Norsefire party rules with an iron fist. There is one hope for the country left, the titular protagonist ‘V’, an anarchist dressed in a Guy Fawkes mask, who sets out to murder his former captors and bring down the government.
Whilst all the above broadly share the same characteristics – anti-establishment antiheroes who’s mental state gradually gets worse, there are options that aren’t quite as focused on a charismatic hero. Check out these other books like ‘Fight Club’!
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The games are always, repeat always, being played. But nobody plays the games like me… – Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson
Bruce Robertson is a misanthropic, Machiavellian, cocaine and alcohol abusing, psychopath obsessed with what he calls “the games” – his plots against his workmates. Beautifully dark and full of twists, ‘Filth’ is the ultimate British book like ‘Fight Club’, utilising a complex set of literary techniques (including narrating from the point of view of a Bruce’s tapeworm!)
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You’re probably familiar with the Kubrick film adaption, but the book itself is well worth a look. Set in a near future English society with a problem with extreme youth violence, Alex narrates his experiences to those who wish to reform him. Leading a group of other violent drug taking youths called the ‘Droogs’, Alex and his group goes on a violent binge.
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