Damned by Chuck Palahniuk

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Palahniuk has always had an eye for both the ridiculous and the sublime, and never has it been more evident than in “Damned”...His Hell strikes an unsettling balance between horror and absurdity.
-The Maine Edge

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“Are you there, Satan? It’s me, Madison,” declares the whip-tongued thirteen-year-old narrator of Damned, Chuck Palahniuk’s subversive new work of fiction. The daughter of a narcissistic film star and a billionaire, Madison is abandoned at her Swiss boarding school over Christmas, while her parents are off touting their new projects and adopting more orphans. She dies over the holiday of a mari­juana overdose—and the next thing she knows, she’s in Hell. Madison shares her cell with a motley crew of young sinners that is almost too good to be true: a cheerleader, a jock, a nerd, and a punk rocker, united by fate to form the six-feet-under version of everyone’s favorite detention movie. Madison and her pals trek across the Dandruff Desert and climb the treacherous Mountain of Toenail Clippings to confront Satan in his citadel. All the popcorn balls and wax lips that serve as the currency of Hell won’t buy them off.

This is the afterlife as only Chuck Palahniuk could imagine it: a twisted inferno where The English Patient plays on end­less repeat, roaming demons devour sinners limb by limb, and the damned interrupt your dinner from their sweltering call center to hard-sell you Hell. He makes eternal torment, well, simply divine.

BONUS: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Chuck Palahniuk's Doomed.
 

About Chuck Palahniuk

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Chuck Palahniuk is the author of the best-selling novels Fight Club, Survivor, Lullaby, Diary, Rant, Damned, and many other works of fiction. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.
 
Published October 18, 2011 by Anchor. 258 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Allen Adams on Oct 19 2011

Palahniuk has always had an eye for both the ridiculous and the sublime, and never has it been more evident than in “Damned”...His Hell strikes an unsettling balance between horror and absurdity.

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