Get Excited For ‘Fight Club 2’
USA Today has the details…
The following is an excerpt from Chuck Palahniuk reconvenes his ‘Fight Club’
Fight Club 2 takes place alternately in the future and the past. It picks up a decade after the ending of his original book, where the protagonist is married to equally problematic Marla Singer and has a 9-year-old son named Junior, though the narrator is failing his son in the same way his dad failed him.
At the same time, Palahniuk says readers will have an idea of Tyler’s true origins. “Tyler is something that maybe has been around for centuries and is not just this aberration that’s popped into his mind.”
Palahniuk brings back most of the characters in the first book as well as the organization Project Mayhem, which still has its hooks in the narrator as he has to save his boy when the youngster’s life is in peril.
The Independent adds that Palahniuk says…
The following is an excerpt from Fight Club 2: Chuck Palahniuk sequel is a ‘meta-fictional comment on the cultural response to the original’
Fatherhood will again be central to the story but seen from a new perspective, with Palahniuk saying that the original book was “such a tirade against fathers — everything I had thought my father had not done combined with everything my peers were griping about their fathers.
“Now to find myself at the age that my father was when I was trashing him made me want to revisit it from the father’s perspective and see if things were any better and why it repeats like that.