Fight Club – Movie or Book, Which is better?

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So I Have Watched The Movie 10+ Times – Still Enjoyed the book

It is true, the book is always better than the movie. Watching this movie in 1999 in New York City Theaters and I remember how much influence on my way of thinking, to challenge the hamster wheel, just as I was starting college.

Of course the book is way cooler after you watched the movie, as you have Brad Pitt in your head and the other amazing characters from the movie – honestly I am not sure how much I would have enjoyed the book if I didn’t already have the amazing visual experience from watching the video.

Movie or Book?

Yet by reading the book, you get so much more depth and feeling. Those quick 5 second clips in the movie now are written out in pages and you get the more granular feel of what is happening in Tyler and the character’s head (whose name we never know!).

The ending is different in the movie and the book – and I saw that in the review when deciding to invest in reading the book or not – and that alone is worth going through it.

What was surprising was how close the book and the movie are! Some of the exact lines are right from the book, and for the most part it is fairly straight along the the same storyline.

As Fight Club is one of my favorite movies of all time, I of course will enjoy the book and it gives a new angle and dimension – I should probably watch the movie (yes again) to more fully compare the book and movie.


What Do You Prefer? Fight Club Movie or Book?

For all those other Fight Club addicts (or should I say space monkeys?) – which did you prefer, the book or movie? Let us know in the comments below.

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