Book recommendation: Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Alright, if you’ve been on the internet for more than two days, you know the fan base of this book has a lot of insecure white men who take Tyler Durden seriously. It’s genuinely hard to find people who actually understand what this book is about, but that’s why I’m suggesting it to you.
This book is a satire written on toxic masculinity written by a gay man (I don’t think sexuality genuinely matters when it comes to people, free love and all that, but it’s good to support queer authors). It discusses mental illness, and it also plays on the idea that when masculinity becomes too much of an insecurity, it destroys people. It’s a satire, and I think it’s good to keep that in mind when reading it *insert “oh, so it was a joke” meme here*.
I like the writing, I read the whole book in a night, and it has some really good lines, like pissing in the soup, and then “I hope I got pregnant, just so I can have your abortion.” Iconic.
Warning for violence, and some sex. Also keep a look out for people who like Tyler Durden and his character. Bad news. Don’t let nazis and cishet men take this book. It’s a satire on toxic masculinity written by a gay man in the 90s, this book belongs to the disgusting academics, and anyone who’s capable of critical thinking.