First Lines Friday: 16th December

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?  If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

Feel free to comment below or tag me in the post, so I can check it out and maybe share it on Twitter.

Tyler gets me a job as a waiter, after that Tyler’s pushing a gun in my mouth and saying, the first step to eternal life is you have to die.

Read on to find out which book this extract is from…




Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk


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Every weekend, in basements and parking lots across the country, young men with good white-collar jobs and absent fathers take off their shoes and shirts and fight each other barehanded for as long as they have to.  Then they go back to those jobs with blackened eyes and loosened teeth and the sense that they can handle anything.  Fight Club is the invention of Tyler Durden, projectionist, waiter and dark, anarchic genius.  And it’s only the beginning of his plans for revenge on a world where cancer support groups have the corner on human warmth.

This book has been sitting on my shelf for way too long.  I recently signed up to Rock My TBR for next year, with the intention of doing some much needed TBR tackling.  This is one of those books that I’d love to read – it’s only short and I already know I’ll enjoy it.  It’ll be hard to read it without imagining the characters as they are in the film though!

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