Brace yourself if you’re a Fight Club fan! Almost 20 years after the release of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel Fight Club, and a week after Dark Horse Comics’ first issue of the highly anticipated and controversial Fight Club 2 mini-series, Rare Bird Lit has announced the upcoming vinyl audiobook release of Palahniuk’s Fight Club prequel story Expedition. It’s the latest in Rare Bird Lit new line of audiobooks on vinyl, read by the authors themselves. The collection features Chuck Palahniuk, Bret Easton Ellis, Jerry Stahl, Keith Buckley and more.
Expedition takes place before the events of the bestselling Fight Club novel, and follows the origin story of Tyler Durden. You can check out an excerpt on SoundCloud. Be sure to check out Fight Club 2 which is written by, Palahniuk, with art by Cameron Stewart. It’s available in comic shops now. For those of you who don’t know, that plot takes place ten years after the events of the novel, and deals with Tyler Durden’s life with a kid and a wife, and how he copes with all of that. A graphic novel of the series will be released next year.
The vinyl audiobook release will feature Palahniuk reading the short story, along with Make Something Up: Stories You can’t Unread, accompanied by music by Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Rob Campanella. The album art will be illustrated by Fight Club 2 cover artist David Mack. Hand-numbered copies of the single LP vinyl are available for pre-order now for a limited time for $30.00 via RareLit Bird and an exclusive San Diego Comic Con Rare Bird Lit Variant Vinyl Audiobook will be sold at the Random House booth from July 8th through the 12th.
Take a look at the exclusive artwork below!
Christine Marie is a Staff Writer at Bleeding Cool, and bibliomaniac with a love for all things creative. She hopes to one day be a Superhero/Disney Princess/Novelist. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @AWritersWay or on her blog writerchristinemarie.wordpress.com.