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Fight Club 4 Kids: Chuck Palahniuk updates his most famous work for the next generation

When Chuck Palahniuk realised that his most dedicated fans are now of a certain age, he had the bright idea to recreate Fight Club for the next generation. 

Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a kid-friendly way to recreate the desperate violence of the original 1996 Fight Club novel into a happy bedtime story.

I am Jack’s complete lack of surprise.

Lucky for those devoted fans of the novel or the movie adaption starring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt, Fight Club 4 Kids is more for the grownups having kids than the children themselves.

That’s Palahniuk for you. The only way to put a family-friendly spin on an unnamed narrator, deadened from insomnia and the incessant drone of consumerism and Ikea and his khakis, is to change Fight Club into “Horsing Around Club”.

Oh yeah, that works.

Fight Club 4 Kids may not be Palahniuk’s calling, but it’s making his greatest fans laugh all the same.

Hey, Raymond K. Hessel offspring, are you paying attention?

Fight Club has got some fresh attention of late, what with the serialised publication of Fight Club 2. The 10-issue graphic novel release was officially announced at 2013 Comic-Con in San Diego, and at time of writing the first two instalments have been released, to mixed reviews.

Palahniuk told Hustler, Fight Club 2 was a long time coming:

“The sequel has been percolating in my mind for years. My only worry is about presenting it in the form of a graphic novel. The medium shapes the messages, and I’ll be relearning how to tell stories.”

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Chloe is a writer from New York with a passion for technology, travel and playing devil’s advocate. She recently moved from Ibiza to Sydney to NYC, which obviously means she works way too hard.

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