Fight Club 2

Fight Club 2

The Tranquility Gambit

Graphic Novel - 2016
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"Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, Sebastian lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife. Pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won't last long, the wife has seen to that. He's back where he started, but this go-round he's got more at stake than his own life"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781616559458
1616559454
Branch Call Number: FIC Palah
Characteristics: 276 pages : colour illustrations
Alternative Title: Tranquility gambit

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Raincloud769
Oct 11, 2017

I took away one idea from this book - the idea of mental illness being a self-sustaining, living creature, which totally blew my mind since mental issues run in my family. However, this read more like a 'best of fight club 1' instead of a whole new novel, graphic novel, whatever. Also, hated the 'meta' rose petals and pills 'spilled' on the pages - very annoying to read around! It was swell, but now the swelling has gone down, Chuck. Read, like 'Choke' or 'Invisible Monsters' or 'Survivor'. They are unique stories instead of a re-hashing.

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amoby
Jan 17, 2017

This is Palahniuk trying to unexplain the Fight Club movie and put himself into the story, not so much of a sequel.

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rnorris2929
Oct 06, 2016

I would've rather seen a full fledged novel sequel to Fight Club than a graphic novel. That being said, I was entertained by the story here. Tyler Durden becomes something of a world leader/force of nature. I generally gravitate toward stories about fathers and sons, and that's really what this is all about. Sons who didn't have strong fathers. I read the original book when I was in my twenties and now about 17 years later, I was just as motivated to take life by the reins as I was back with the first read. However, whatever rebellious sentiments CP can bring about, the meta textual element in this book kind of pokes fun at all that and warns us not to take Fight Club too seriously. Maybe CP has evolved and matured a little bit over the years too.

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Quetzlzacatenango
Aug 24, 2016

Apparently an attempt to continue the story (of the book), Palahniuk jumps forward several years to explain what happened in the past. Ultimately, it's a way to poke fun at himself and especially those who took the movie way to seriously (and are not aware it was a book first). A very surreal experience greatly accentuated by the artwork of Cameron Stewart and the great cover art by David Mack. Maybe not quite what fans are looking for but what is the core idea of Fight Club but to defy expectations?

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PearlyBaker
Jul 15, 2016

I don't get it. Maybe I'm not trendy and liberal enough or mayhap I fried too many brain cells following uncle Jerry in the 80's. My all time favorite diagnosis was post hallucinogen perception disorder so you think I'd really dig this weird S. However, outside of The Walking Dead I'm really not into comic books. I have absolutely adored everything else by Chuck Palahniuk, but this was complete rubbish in my humble opinion. If I learn anything from this experience it must be that if Irvine Welsh, Margaret Atwood, Tom Robbins or any of my other favorite authors writes a comic book series I need to just pass.

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