In recent interview with Hustler magazine, Chuck Palahniuk finally gave readers some more information about the sequel that they have been dying to know about, Fight Club 2.
In regards to the first book, Palahniuk had this to say, and shows how the sequel and his own personal life tie in together;
“So much of ‘Fight Club’ was a rant against fathers. At the time every man I knew was complaining about how little he’d learned from his father. Even my own father felt bitter and let down by his father. Rather than continue in that vein, I wanted to revisit the protagonist once he himself had become a father. Not coincidentally, my parents are both dead now, and I think that will force my story and I accept more responsibility.”
He finally gives us some more information on the actual plot of the novel;
“The sequel will be told from the– at first– submerged perspective of Tyler Durden as he observes the day-to-day tedium of the narrator’s life. Because 20th Century-Fox created the convention of calling the protagonist Jack, I’m calling him Cornelius. He’s living a compromised life with a failing marriage, unsure about his passion for his wife. The typical midlife bullshit. Likewise, Marla is unsatisfied and dreams of accessing the wild man she’d once fallen in love with. She tampers with the small pharmacy of drugs that her husband needs to suppress Tyler, and– go figure– Tyler reemerges to terrorize their lives.”
Fans of the original novel will be in for a shock though, as this time around the sequel will be in graphic novel form.
“My only worry is about presenting it in the form a graphic novel. The medium shapes the messages, and I’ll be relearning how to tell stories.”
Fight Club 2 is set to be released to 2015