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Fight Club
by Chuck Palahniuk | Literature & Fiction
Registered by helfena of Stockholm, Stockholm Sweden on 8/5/2008
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by kasandria): travelling


10 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by helfena from Stockholm, Stockholm Sweden on Tuesday, August 05, 2008

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"Every weekend, in basements and parking lots across the country, young men with good white-collar jobs and absent fathers take off their shoes and shirts and fight each other barehanded for as long as they have to. Then they go back to those jobs with blackened eyes and loosened teeth and the sense that they can handle anything. Fight Club is the invention of Tyler Durden, projectionist, waiter and dark, anarchic genius. And it's only the beginning of his plans for revenge on a world where cancer support groups have the corner on human warmth."

The book behind the movie with Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. 


Journal Entry 2 by helfena from Stockholm, Stockholm Sweden on Tuesday, August 05, 2008

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BOOKRING (International)
I've decided to let this book go as a bookring. That means anyone who is interested can be added to the list below. Whenever someone finishes the book they send it to the next person on the list - send them a PM to receive their address.

Rules:
- You must post here when you receive the book, when you've read it (and we'd love to know what you thought of it!) and when you send it to the next person on the list.
- You should be fairly quick. Please don't keep the book more than a month. Or at least not much. :)
- You should be willing to send the book internationally (I'll assume you are if you don't say anything about it). FYI it's not very heavy, just under 160 g which this conversion calculator tells me is 5.62 ounces.
- Let me know if there are any problems!

To join:
Please PM me and I'll add you to the list!

List of participants ([name] in [country] ([will ship to])):
helfena in Sweden (Intl) <-- starts here
esq228 in USA (USA)
kaila-ann in USA (prefers USA)
rebeccaljames in USA (prefers USA)
labmomnm in USA (Intl)
Fluffy-Owl in UK (UK or Europe)
OnlyLiana in UK (Intl)
afraberg in Netherlands (Intl)
Jare in USA (Intl)
tootshelling in Germany (Intl)
kasandria in Sweden (Intl)
thobe in Sweden (Intl)
starflash in UK (prefers UK or EU)
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...you here...?
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helfena in Sweden <- ends here

Note that the order of the list may change for shipping reasons. 


Journal Entry 3 by helfena from Stockholm, Stockholm Sweden on Thursday, August 07, 2008

9 out of 10

I just finished it, and I really enjoyed reading it. I loved the movie, mostly because of the brilliant twist at the end (which I won't spoil here...), and I was very curious to see how the novel was constructed and how the twist was hinted at.

It's an extremely cool book, very witty in a way that sometimes gets almost tiresome but still works. I haven't read anything else by Palahniuk, but I've heard that this is how he always writes, that his characters are always cool in the same way. That seems tiresome, but judging this book on its own, which is all I can do, I have to love it.

It is violent, gory and unpleasant in many ways, but it's also a lot more than that. It's intelligent and the twist is beautifully hinted. This book is definitely worth reading! 


Journal Entry 4 by helfena at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, August 07, 2008

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And the book is off to USA! I'm excited to see how this ring will work out.

It's not too late to join, PM me if you're interested! 


Journal Entry 5 by StinaRy from Long Beach, California USA on Monday, August 18, 2008

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Arrived safely over the weekend. Finishing up another bookring book and will start on this next. Thanks! 


Journal Entry 6 by StinaRy from Long Beach, California USA on Monday, September 29, 2008

6 out of 10

Just finished and while it was a decent read and had its really strong points, it wasn't as good as I expected. But, since I've already seen the movie, maybe I just couldn't truly appreciate the book.

In any case, will be sending it off to the next person as soon as I have an addy. 


Journal Entry 7 by kaila-ann from Conway, South Carolina USA on Friday, October 10, 2008

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Got it in the mail today and I will start it as soon as I finish the book that I am currently reading. 


Journal Entry 8 by kaila-ann from Conway, South Carolina USA on Saturday, October 18, 2008

8 out of 10

I enjoyed the book but I think that is due to the fact that I have seen the movie. I honestly think that if I hadn't already seen the movie I probably would have had no idea what was going on and I would have given up on it very quickly. I must say though, that having now read the book, the movie kept to the book very well. There weren't a whole lot of ideas or actions that werent in both. Overall I liked the book but in this case I think the movie was better, some times you just have to be able to see an idea for it to work.

Anyway, I will be mailing this out on Friday when I make my weekly trip to the post office. Thanks for letting me participate! 


Journal Entry 9 by kaila-ann at Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on Friday, October 24, 2008

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Released 9 yrs ago (10/24/2008 UTC) at Albuquerque, New Mexico USA

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Sending on to labmomnm, enjoy! 


Journal Entry 10 by winglabmomnmwing from Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on Friday, October 31, 2008

4 out of 10

Arrived in the mail.

8 November 2008 - Well, I didn't like this. I haven't seen the movie but I don't think that made it less accessible (as suggested by an earlier journaler). My main problem with it was that reminded me so much of another book - Irvine Welsh's "Marabou Stork Nightmares" - that same fractured writing (dead giveaway for the narrator's mental status), similar kind of trajectory....but "Stork" was a much more interesting read for me. It was also published first, which makes me wonder if CP had read it & subconsciously went in a similar direction? Anyway, I'd have probably given this more stars if it hadn't lost out in the comparisons to Welsh's book.

Thanks for sharing! 


Journal Entry 11 by winglabmomnmwing at Global Priority Mail, USPS -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, November 08, 2008

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Mailed to Fluffy-Owl 


Journal Entry 12 by Fluffy-Owl from Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom on Sunday, November 16, 2008

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Receieved yesterday, on p65 already, is quite an easy book to read, I love the big font and almost double-spaced lines!! Will pm next person for address. 


Journal Entry 13 by Fluffy-Owl from Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 19, 2008

8 out of 10

A good book. Odd ending, as odd as I remember the film being, but at least for once the film was true to the book!

Will send it on once my housemate has finished reading it. 


Journal Entry 14 by Fluffy-Owl from Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom on Friday, November 28, 2008

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Housemate is not going to get round the reading this (she is a busy lady) so will send it off to onlyliana soon. Sorry for delay! 


Journal Entry 15 by Fluffy-Owl at Durham, County Durham United Kingdom on Friday, November 28, 2008

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Will post off to OnlyLiana either this weekend or early next week. 


Journal Entry 16 by OnlyLiana from Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 03, 2008

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Arrived this morning. I have another bookring before this but I will start this straight after and send it on it's way again. 


Journal Entry 17 by OnlyLiana at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 03, 2009

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Sorry it's taken me so long to post this on, I finally trudged through the snow today to the post office!
Hope you enjoy it!!! 


Journal Entry 18 by afraberg from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, February 07, 2009

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Arrived safely at my house today.
Thanks for sending OnlyLiana! 


Journal Entry 19 by afraberg from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Monday, February 23, 2009

9 out of 10

I really love Chuck Palahniuks books! Thank you for sharing helfena!

Today the book starts its journey to Germany, to tootshelling (Jare wanted to be skipped). 


Journal Entry 20 by afraberg at Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Monday, February 23, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (2/23/2009 UTC) at Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg Germany

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On its way to Tootshelling... 


Journal Entry 21 by tootshelling from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, March 13, 2009

8 out of 10

Received safe & sound! I have a ring ahead of this so I'll get to it as soon as I'm done. I've been wanting to read this for a long time - thanks for sharing!

Sorry this has taken so long but I finally got to it while on holiday & I LOVED it! I can't wait to read Choke & Diary.

Waiting for address of next in line. 


Journal Entry 22 by tootshelling at Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Tuesday, June 09, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (6/9/2009 UTC) at Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg Germany

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Off to Kasandria - enjoy! 


Journal Entry 23 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Monday, June 22, 2009

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Received from tootshelling, will start reading soon =)  


Journal Entry 24 by kasandria at Lund, Skåne Sweden on Monday, May 09, 2011

7 out of 10

Sent to thobe 1,5 years ago, sorry for not updating until now but I sent the book before checking the code in it.

I liked the book, but I am not used to reading in English so it was not an easy read. I had already seen the movie, that helped.  


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