New York; (1996): W.W. Norton. First Edition. Octavo. Item #027480
208 pages. Boldly signed by Chuck Palahniuk on the title page. This is the author's first book and easily among the best of the genre where violence is endemic to manhood. The story of a group of young men who seek to escape the numbing conformity of their 9-to-5 jobs by being beaten to a bloody pulp. When Robert Stone first read the novel, he wrote: "Fight club is a powerful, dark, original novel,....a memorable debut by an important new writer." It has been noted this book became a favorite of West Point cadets who identified with the finding a core self beyond the rigidiy of any system. A near fine copy bound in a 1/4 maroon cloth over black paper covered boards, spine lettered in silver with only minor rubbing to lettering, head just a bit crimped, in a fine unclipped dust jacket. Very nice.