Fighting for 'Fight Club'

I believe Susan King was off base with her casual characterization of "Fight Club" as a "load of hooey" ("Still Fighting the Brutal 'Fight,' " June 15).

Although the film is challenging to the average viewer, on a large scale it is an articulate expression of the difficulty of finding a meaning for existence in modern society. On another level, it is a compelling treatment of one character's descent into insanity.

Such cavalier treatment of serious expression--something that is all too rare in our instant gratification-pop culture age--is out of order.

JOHN KOENIG

Los Angeles

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