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by Craig Davidson

  • ISBN: 1569474990
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Craig Davidson
  • Subcategory: World Literature
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Soho Press (July 1, 2008)
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • FB2 size: 1340 kb
  • EPUB size: 1394 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 662
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First published 2006 as a Viking Canada Book by Penguin Group, Canada. Associated companies throughout the world.

First published 2006 as a Viking Canada Book by Penguin Group, Canada. First published in Great Britain 2007 by Picador. A great fighter is a man alone on a path. He must feel that he is the maker, not made. He must feel that he fathered himself.

Craig Davidson was born in Toronto and now lives in Calgary, Alberta. I thoroughly enjoyed "The Fighter". I thought the psychological components of the characters made them more engaging and kept me interested. He is the author of the acclaimed short story collection Rust and Bone, which was published by .

Craig Davidson asks-and answers-some big, uncomfortable questions about the nature of our humanity. The Fighter is an essential novel, destined for cult status at the very least. Irvine Welsh While the novel’s brutal fights will entice readers of other virile allegories like Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club, Davidson’s story takes a more nuanced, realistic approach. But after a vicious beating shakes his world, he descends into the realm of hardcore bodybuilders and boxing gyms, seeking.

Craig Davidson (born 1976) is a Canadian author of short stories and novels, who has published work under both his own name and the pen names Patrick Lestewka and Nick Cutter. His style has been compared to that of Chuck Palahniuk. Born in Toronto, Ontario, he was raised in Calgary and St. Catharines. Davidson attended both Trent University and the University of New Brunswick.

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How to Allocate Your Free Time This Month Devouring Craig Davidson’s gruesome debut novel, The Fighter. This is more than a stunning debut. It reminds me how vacuous, banal and insipid most highly-touted fiction is. Craig Davidson asks-and answers-some big, uncomfortable questions about the nature of our humanity.

Craig Davidson He has published two previous books of literary fiction, Rust and Bone .

Owen and Duncan are childhood friends who've grown up in picturesque Niagara Falls-known to them by the grittier name Cataract City. He has published two previous books of literary fiction, Rust and Bone (Penguin Canada), which has been made into a major feature film of the same name, and The Fighter (Penguin Canada). Davidson (The Fighter) delivers a dark, dense, and often funny collection of intertwined tales that are rewarding enough to overcome their flaws. The five families in the squirrel-infested homes on the titular street are made up of broken and dysfunctional characters.

com - The Fighter is a story of violence, fear, and how men become men, a visceral drama of one manâs violent awakening. Set in the violent world of illegal bare-knuckle boxing, The Fighter BookShort unflinchingly captures that world's colourful denizens, its bleakness, and its bracing and bloody violence.

“Fans of Palahniuk and Irvine Welsh will relish the graphic fight sequences and gritty social commentary.”—Rocky Mountain News “How to Allocate Your Free Time This Month[:] Devouring Craig Davidson’s gruesome debut novel, The Fighter.”—Esquire “This is more than a stunning debut. It reminds me how vacuous, banal and insipid most highly-touted fiction is. Craig Davidson asks—and answers—some big, uncomfortable questions about the nature of our humanity. The Fighter is an essential novel, destined for cult status at the very least.”—Irvine Welsh “While the novel’s brutal fights will entice readers of other virile allegories like Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club, Davidson’s story takes a more nuanced, realistic approach.”—Kirkus Reviews Everything has been handed to Paul Harris, the son of a wealthy southern Ontario businessman. But after a vicious beating shakes his world, he descends into the realm of hardcore bodybuilders and boxing gyms, seeking to become a real man, reveling in suffering. Rob Tully, a working-class teenager from upstate New York, is a born boxer. He trains with his father and uncle, who believe a gift like his can change their lives, but he struggles under the weight of their expectations. Inevitably, these two young men’s paths will cross. Craig Davidson was born in Toronto and now lives in Calgary, Alberta. He is the author of the acclaimed short story collection Rust and Bone, which was published by W.W. Norton in the United States, Penguin in Canada, Albin Michel in France, and Picador in the United Kingdom.
Reviews about The Fighter (7):
Eigeni
I thoroughly enjoyed "The Fighter". I thought the psychological components of the characters made them more engaging and kept me interested. (I'd love to read more about the journey Paul takes from where the story leaves off.) The motivation of what drives the characters was a key component of the story for me, as well as the actual training rigors they follow. Paul, for me, is both detestable and sympathetic...while Rob is someone that I hoped would just "hang in there" until he found his way - his OWN way.

A really enjoyable book for me, and I'd recommend it!
Gaua
I'm not well-versed in the boxing/combat lexicon, although I do count the WWE as one of my favorite soaps and I've seen a handful of movies with this book's premise, but the book is written in a great way that is recognizable to those in-the-know and relatable to those who aren't.

The character are well written, the relationships cliche. This isn't a book that's going to stick with you but it a great selection for the sub-genre.
Broadcaster
One of the most visceral books I have ever read. Definitely not a chick book. I recently started teaching this novel in my adult GED class.The arcs for both characters are great , especially Paul.
from earth
Craig has a unique voice, one that keeps your attention, and tells you such great stories. I loved THE FIGHTER from start to finish. If you like this, also check out his short story collection, RUST AND BONE. Great job Craig.
Cala
One of my all time favorite reads. Did not realize that the book was going to come with Library print all over it. Was not specified in the description. My OCD will most likely force me to buy another copy.
Goltikree
Just wish it was a little more homoerotic. I mean, that's why people buy these books, right?
Manesenci
Very exciting story; made for good Summer reading and school report.
The descriptive nature of this book makes it as entertaining as any fight I've seen in real life.

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