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Damned By Chuck Palahniuk Damned The newest Palahniuk novel concerns Madison a thirteen year old girl who finds herself in Hell unsure of why she will be there for all eternity but tries to make the best of it The author described

  • Title: Damned
  • Author: Chuck Palahniuk
  • ISBN: 9780385671101
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Damned By Chuck Palahniuk The newest Palahniuk novel concerns Madison, a thirteen year old girl who finds herself in Hell, unsure of why she will be there for all eternity, but tries to make the best of it.The author described the novel as if The Shawshank Redemption had a baby by The Lovely Bones and it was raised by Judy Blume And it s kind of like The Breakfast Club set in Hell.
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      Written in stolen moments under truck chassis and on park benches to a soundtrack of The Downward Spiral and Pablo Honey, Fight Club came into existence The adaptation of Fight Club was a flop at the box office, but achieved cult status on DVD The film s popularity drove sales of the novel Chuck put out two novels in 1999, Survivor and Invisible Monsters Choke, published in 2001, became Chuck s first New York Times bestseller Chuck s work has always been infused with personal experience, and his next novel, Lullaby, was no exception Chuck credits writing Lullaby with helping him cope with the tragic death of his father Diary and the non fiction guide to Portland, Fugitives and Refugees, were released in 2003 While on the road in support of Diary, Chuck began reading a short story entitled Guts, which would eventually become part of the novel Haunted.In the years that followed, he continued to write, publishing the bestselling Rant, Snuff, Pygmy, Tell All, a remix of Invisible Monsters, Damned, and most recently, Doomed Chuck also enjoys giving back to his fans, and teaching the art of storytelling has been an important part of that In 2004, Chuck began submitting essays to ChuckPalahniuk on the craft of writing These were How To pieces, straight out of Chuck s personal bag of tricks, based on the tenants of minimalism he learned from Tom Spanbauer Every month, a Homework Assignment would accompany the lesson, so Workshop members could apply what they had learned all 36 of these essays can currently be found on The Cult s sister site, LitReactor.Then, in 2009, Chuck increased his involvement by committing to read and review a selection of fan written stories each month The best stories are currently set to be published in Burnt Tongues, a forthcoming anthology, with an introduction written by Chuck himself His next novel, Beautiful You, is due out in October 2014.

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    1. October 2011Look out, Chuck Palahniuk fans It s a Chuck Palahniuk book Chuck Palahniuk s Damned, the newest Chuck Palahniuk book by Chuck Palahniuk is classic Chuck Palahniuk, a wonderful addition to Chuck Palahniuk s collection of Chuck Palahniuk books, and a must read for Chuck Palahniuk fans who love Chuck Palahniuk and his Chuck Palahniuk books Meet Madison, Chuck Palahniuk s newest creation, a dead thirteen year old girl trapped in Hell after overdosing on marijuana or did she Chuck Palahni [...]


    2. If a thirteen year old dead girl in Hell stops a rampaging Godzilla sized demon by sexually pleasuring it, would you consider that necrophilia, bestiality or kiddie porn I m not sure either, but these are the kind of questions that can come up when you read a Chuck Palahniuk novel Madison is the very smart but overweight daughter of a rich and famous Hollywood power couple that finds herself dead and in Hell after experimenting with marijuana Turns out that all the whacko Christian fundamentalis [...]


    3. If you, like me, have been suspecting Chuck Palahniuk is heading in an irreversible downward spiral, this book will not change your mind.Chuck Palahniuk used to be my favorite author My high school copy of Fight Club is highlighted and dog eared I included a quote from the book next to my signature in people s yearbooks The book he signed for me during his Roses and Shit tour for Haunted is framed in a shadow box I know I m lame Let s move on But I won t even say he s my favorite author any for [...]


    4. Damned is another book I loved from Chuck Palahniuk Each chapter starts Are you there, Satan It s me, Madison, by a girl so emotionally needy she craves attention from the devil himself.Madison is thirteen, and very smart She s the daughter of a narcissistic actress, and a billionaire father They adopt orphans to look good to the public, and ship Madison to her Swiss boarding school during the holidays to do other things Madison dies, and is sent to Hell She thinks the reason for landing in Hell [...]


    5. Ugh My god, Chuck, what is going on Are you OK Do you have a brain tumor Are you trying to get out of a contract with Doubleday Has The Cult really done this to your ego What happened It s like you re not even trying any to write with any kind of style and it s getting tougher and tougher to get excited about your work Damned is like a 250 page fart joke It s like you re trying so hard, pandering to those you once rejected, working so hard to hit the lowest common denominator And we know you can [...]


    6. Palahniuk shows sympathy for the Devil than for liberals in this book Which is not to say that this reads like an axe grinding conservative polemic I have no idea what Palahniuk s politics are , but the targets of his satire in Damned are Hell and Hollywood, and he makes Hell seem like the less awful place.A word to all the reviewers who classified this book as Young Adult are you nuts Did you actually read this book Or do you just assume that any book with a teenage protagonist must be YA Yup [...]


    7. Loved this book.The breakfast club but set in Hell And with the English Patient playing over and over which i have seen and don t wish that upon anyone The first half was amazing, the last half dragged a bit for me but I still loved it Sick twisted.Unique Characters Short Chapters Unusual storyline.


    8. Read on the WondrousBooks blog.Are you there, Chuck It s me, Jeannette I honestly used to like your books once Invisible Monsters was a revelation if I ever grow the balls to become a director, that would be the movie that I d do If you have become addicted to heroin, find some help, I believe there is still something you can offer to the world But your books have started to suck I m sorry, Chuck I really don t want to hurt your feelings, I think you are a rock star in contemporary literature If [...]


    9. I enjoyed this book, but it would have been much better if it had a plot arc going on Sometimes it s nice when authors work off an outline or just known what s going to happen next in the story rather than seeming like they re making up every little thing as they go along Sure, there s an inciting incident and a journey with no particular destination for no particular reason than to just wander around Hell and check out the sites And then the journey comes to an abrupt halt for no reason that I [...]


    10. I wanted to finish the book before I did a full review on it, but some things just cannot wait.d this is one of them.I really try to like Palahniuk His earlier stuffliant But lately, especially in the case ofDamned , all I m reading is shock value nonsense You know, I get it You are a very intelligent man, Mr Palahniuk You know a lot and you have very opinionated views on the world How bout writing an essay on why you think the Hollywood celebrity crowd is wasting their time trying to stay young [...]


    11. Fifty pages into Damned I was pitching it to my friends, selling them on reading about eternal torments, daemons, and hellfire all hilariously done in the style Palahniuk has made his own Those first fifty pages are pretty entertaining Madison, a sad, overweight rich kid, drops dead from a weed overdose and finds herself in hell This is isn t the standard lake o fire Hell either this is Hell like you ve never imagined it an underworld that is as amusing as it is gross and it s really gross The l [...]


    12. What makes earth feel like hell is our expectation that it should feel like heaven Chuck Palahniuk, DamnedReading this wasn t Heaven brilliant and it certainly wasn t Hell horrible It was just kinda purgatory, luke warm Read almost as an obligation Perhaps, I ve grown too old Perhaps, CP has grown too old The shock is gone All shock is gone There is also a bunch of Hell fiction out there I still prefer Steven Peck s A Short Stay in Hell and of course Dante s not Dan Brown s Inferno This one is a [...]


    13. Tedious, try hard and frustratingly inconsistent Chuck Palahniuk is completely incapable of writing as a 13 year old girl, particularly a girl of the same generation as Madison would ostensibly be He just sounds like a 40 something white guy who s really impressed with himself and his ability to write I can t say that I ve read anything else by Palahniuk, but this book was all I needed to ensure that I ll avoid him for the rest of my life Madison doesn t know what French kissing is, but describe [...]


    14. Well, I can now sit back and wait for the 2011 Palahniuk wars to commence I ve already heard the distant rumblings of such and now, based on what I ve read, I know that the full slaughter will soon break Mind you, I don t think that Palahniuk s newest work is bad I actually enjoyed it quite a bit It won t rank up there with some of his books that I regard as imperative in order to not have lived a wasted life, but it was a fun read There are some good characters, good description, and an interes [...]


    15. I once again find myself Lamenting Good Reads lack of half stars This should be a 3 1 2 I must admit, I walked into this book with a fair bit of trepidation, having felt rather lukewarm to everything that came after Haunted and been fully enraged by Pygmy Reading this book was going to be, I thought, the book fan s equivalent of identifying the corpse Yep, that s good old Chuck P I used to love him Pity what happened, though And I would assert that my beloved author was dead to me, and I would b [...]


    16. Are you there, Chuck Palahniuk It s me, Eddie I know no one dares editing your stuff any , since you re a genius and all, but do you think, maybe, you could not use the same rhetorical device as many times as there are pages I m dead, not illiterate The M Night Shyamalan of literature, Palahniuk has found a way to transcend the accusations of cop out twist ending that he, like Shyamalan, must suffer the not at all contrived or hackneyed To Be Continued Now, some people might say that, to justify [...]


    17. 3,5 Est s ah , Satan s Soy yo, Madison Por favor, no te lleves la impresi n de que no me gusta el Infierno No, en serio, si est muy bien Mucho mejor de lo que yo me esperaba En serio, est claro que te has pasado mucho tiempo trabajando muy duro en los oc anos agitados y embravecidos de v mito hirviente, y en el hedor a azufre, y en las nubes de moscas negras zumbantes.Omitamos primeramente que deb a sta rese a hace ya un mes cuando lo termin , m s o menos, pero que jam s not que no la hab a hech [...]


    18. It was you know eh Don t get me wrong, well written, with some solid Palahniukian things to say about things and stuff But overall Shit, I don t know.I didn t really go into this book with any kind of expectation It seems two camps have emerged in the Chuck Palahniuk fandom world the group that s tired of that Chuck voice that every main character seems to have and wishes he d branch out, and the group that s tired of Chuck trying to branch out and do something that doesn t read like a Chuck boo [...]


    19. 3.5 stars.Dear God,I want to go to Hell, kay Thanks bunches Damned is the first book I ve enjoyed from Palahniuk since Diary, I think His first four or five novels were fantastic, and then we received such disasters as Tell Tale, Snuff, and Pygmy The latter was written entirely in phonetic English Le sigh Because I was so shell shocked by Pygmy I completely skirted Rant, because it seemed to be written in the form of interviews, a style I ve never enjoyed The only reason I picked up Damned is th [...]


    20. quite possibly my favorite book of the year MY THOUGHTSABSOLUTELY LOVED ITSo, if Christopher Moore think Abby Normal from Bite Me and Judy Blume got together and wrote a book dedicated to a life lived in hell as a sort of CandyLand game with all of the twists and turns that move a player forward where candy is currency Each chapter starts with a note from Madison, the eleven year old protagonist address to Satan As she accepts her death and now after life, she finds that even small infractions a [...]


    21. Aceasta este prima carte din trilogia cu acela i titlu Cel de al doilea volum se nume te Apocalipsa i a fost publicat la aceea i editur n 2013.Trebuie s spun c aceast lectur a fost pe c t de pl cut , pe at t de zdruncinat Printre primele mele g nduri a fost i c t de mult mi s a p rut c atmosfera seam n cu cea din Ed, Edd i Eddy, de pe dealul cu multe gunoaie i lucruri abandonate dar aceast observa ie este strict cea a unei persoane crescut n genera ia 90, presupun Cel mai pe scurt, avem parte de [...]


    22. Written early in my time on , not representative of my current style view spoiler 1.6.This book kind of reminds me of the music of this new artist all the kids are talking about, Adele, and my reaction to her While I listen to an Adele song, for whatever reason, no matter how much I try to pay attention, I can never remember anything I ve just heard I don t like it, nor do I actively dislike it It s just there hell, I m forgetting what I m hearing while I m hearing it.So it is with Chuck Palahnk [...]


    23. I have to return this book to the library soon, because despite putting it on hold, it has another hold on it already Already This Chuck Palahniuk guy sure is popular Yet I feel as if I should do my civic duty and put a sticky note inside this book that reads, Don t bother That s pretty much my review of Damned, in two words.Madison Spencer is a thirteen year old girl, the daughter of rich but eccentric parents who love her but are not close to her She overdoses on marijuana on her thirteenth bi [...]


    24. Life is short, death is forever What makes Earth feel like Hell is our expectation that it should feel like Heaven My first Chuck Palahniuk book, and it was ok The MC was a touch pretentious and there was a slightly bitter feel to the whole thing who hurt you, Chuck but it was well written, smart, inventive, descriptive and original Are you there, Satan It s me, Maddison Recently deceased 13 year old Maddison Spencer adjusts to life in hell with her Breakfast Club esque group of friends, whilst [...]


    25. Hmmmm Wow K.So This is my first Palahniuk novel, and frankly I am scared to pick up anything else written by this author, though I have Fight Club on my To Read list for April And I hear from many MANY sources, that this guy is GENIUS and Fight Club is ridiculously good I don t doubt all these people but I still have my fingers crossed.Madison Spencer A 13 year old girl, daughter of two eccentric famous parents, dies, and ends up in the most strange, weird, ridiculous version of hell I have ever [...]


    26. To be upfront, I am not typically a fan of Chuck Palahnuik s writing, but this one s description caught my eye so I decided to give it a try I m glad I did, because I generally loved it.The main character, 13 year old Madison, evolves throughout the story from a rather clueless girl to one who gradually becomes self aware The writing style is meant to mimic how a girl her age may write, and for the most part it played out nicely However, after a while some of the repetition began to grate on my [...]


    27. In the last few years, Palahniuk s books have felt like a 7th generation copy of a copy of a copy of a book he wrote in the early 2000s I ve continued to read Chuck in hopes of seeing again the genius behind his first works, but alas, Damned is such an execrable send up I am hoping that this is nothing than a contractual obligation book and at some point we get to see the return of a very talented writer, rather than wonder when his muse left him Survivor was my favorite book of 2000 Fight Club [...]


    28. originally published on wearevespertine I m going to put a few fears to rest right away regarding this newest work by Chuck Palahniuk.First, this one is close to 250 pages, so for all of those who have been complaining about the length of his last few releases you can chill out You re getting a decent page count this time around.Second there was some churning the rumor mill that this is a YA novel Thankfully, those were just rumors as this book isn t even close to being YA Not unless that young [...]


    29. 1 5I m going to say right now, I am one of those people who think that pretty much all of Chuck s early books are at the very least entertaining to various degrees Fight Club and Invisible Monsters are incredible, I really like Diary, Survivor is good, Choke is decent I m probably forgetting one or two of his earlier books I used to be a huge Chuck fan and still strongly recommend those early books I think the first book I hated by Chuck was Haunted That was terrible bullshit uninteresting that [...]


    30. Audiobook Are you there Satan It s me Maddison begins each chapter Maddison finds herself in hell, dying of an apparent marijuana overdose The daughter of a multi millionaire and an award winning Actress, 13 year old Maddison is a self described fat chick struggling with her sense of self and identity at the time of her death This setup allows Paluhniak to viciously pillory EVERYONES sense of identity it is a lot like attending your own roast because however you identify, what ever you care abou [...]


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