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Saturday 4 June 2011

"I want you to hit me as hard as you can" ★★★★★

Not literally, obviously. This is instead a rather famous quote from the book above, not the most famous quote, that one is stamped on the front cover, but it is really the one that started the whole 'Fight Club' so is rather important after all. 

I have to say, I have wanted to read this book for a very long time, and it really does stand as testament to this book's strength that I am writing this review 6 months after I finished reading it, and it is still amazing to me, it still creates this sort of weird feeling in the bottom of my tummy and creates a little adrenaline just thinking about. It is that good. 

I knew before I started reading that if the book was anything close to the film I would love it, well guess what, the film is possibly the closest adaptation of a book that I have ever seen. All my favourite scenes were there, my favourite lines, I had Ed Norton's voice running through my head and Helena Bonham Carter's Marla sassing it up and of course, Brad Pitt's abs on my mind. Usually I would say that is a very bad thing, I am a firm believer in the whole "the movie: ruining the book since year x" thing (my sister even has a tee shirt with this on), but I think that because both the book and the film are so strong, they are so iconic, they are true modern classics, it works.

The only thing I found to be noticeably different, was the ending. The ending is really different, and in my opinion better. So much better, in fact so much better that they should have stuck with it for the film, and the prime reason for dispelling the old argument of "well if its the same as the film I wont bother." This ending deserves you taking the time to read this book. It isn't a massive book either, could easily be read in a few days to a few weeks for slower readers. It is also very easy to pick up and put down, perfect for commuter reading.

Basically, if you love the film, you will love the book, if you don't love the film, you should still read the book because it is amazing. This is one of those books which I know I can read over and over and over again and I will never ever get bored of it, and for me that is an elite club, populated by Harry Potter, some Poirot, and 1984. 

A very well deserved   ★★★★★

A/N: Totally off topic, but just a recap of where I have been! Well you all know I am at university, and that has basically what has been eating my time. This is pretty much a knitting, reading and baking blog really, and I haven't had much time for any of those. I have about 4 books on the go at the moment, and none of them are really near finished, but I have just finished one from the library I shall be reviewing. Other then that I haven't had any news of late to be honest. I have been putting a bit of time into my beauty blog and youtube, but picking up knitting needles takes concentration I often don't have at the moment. 
I have however just finished classes, and now only have a dissertation to do. So over the next couple of months expect more book reviews, and I shall be back to posting more regularly on knitting soon!


  1. Thanks for your comment :) I really want to read this and your review has spurred me on.

  2. I agree with you the book and film are both brilliant! x


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