Fight Club 2: Chuck Palahniuk gives first glimpse of sequel

The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. But it’s a good thing that writer Chuck Palahniuk has broken his own maxim for us

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Fight Club fans brace yourselves: the first extract from the sequel to the 1996 novel has just been released.

The first six pages of Chuck Palahniuk’s graphic novel sequel pick up the story nine years after the first novel, which was published in 1996.

The unnamed hero is now calling himself Sebastian and is married to Marla Singer and the couple have a nine-year-old son together.

 

Despite living the white picket life that Tyler Durden would have hated, Sebastian is now on prescription drugs and medicinal Marijuana to ease the pain of so-called happiness. Marla, too, is bored of her life of domesticity.

Meanwhile their young son is busy experimenting with making gunpowder and seems to be reciting anarchic rhetoric that may sound familiar…

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Brad Pitt and Edward Norton in Fight Club (Reuters)

Palahniuk’s novel about consumerism spawned the wildly popular 1999 cult film of the same name starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter, who played Singer. Coincidentally or not, in the extract from the graphic novel, drawn by award-winning artist Cameron Stewart, Marla Singer appears to bear a resemblance to the British actress.

The excerpt was published by Playboy and the first part of Palahniuk 10-issue novel will be released on May 27th.

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