When Fight Club opens, the narrator and Tyler Durden are at the top of the Parker-Morris Building, the tallest building in the world. Tyler Durden has a gun in his mouth. Tyler and the narrator had together turned the gun into a silencer by drilling holes into the barrel. Tyler and the narrator have also made nitroglycerin and napalm. The narrator explains several accepted ways to make nitroglycerin from household products like sawdust and paraffin, though “paraffin has never, ever worked for me.” Now, together, they are waiting for an explosion that will knock over the...
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