While just about everybody saw the David Fincher film adaptation featuring one of Brad Pitt's finest performances, the source novel is equally, if not more, rewarding. The book gets even deeper into the inner psyche of the duelling lead characters.
The anonymous central character is bored, struggling and unsure of his masculinity. Enter Tyler Durden, an anarchist living on the edge of sanity. They join forces and set up an underground fighting club for like minded individuals to let off some steam, but the club quickly spirals out of control. Soon the fighting breaks out into organised chaos