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DAMNED

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

As the provocative novelist probably intended, reading this book is hell.Through 11 previous novels (Tell-All, 2010, etc.), the author who first achieved notoriety through the movie adaptation of his Fight Club debut (1996) has continued to mix edgy humor with sharp social commentary while flirting with taboo. Yet his latest isn't particularly funny, insightful or powerful. Its narrator is 13-year ... Read full review

Review: Damned

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com

Are you there, Satan? It's me, Madison,” declares the whiptongued elevenyearold 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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Y2Ash - LibraryThing

“No, it’s not fair, but what makes earth feel like Hell is our expectation that it should feel like Heaven. Earth is earth. Dead is dead. You’ll find out for yourself soon enough. It won’t help the ... Read full review

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User Review  - JWarren42 - LibraryThing

After page 100 or so, the book really does get going. Getting to page 100 is a bit of a chore, though. There were some plot points that I wish he'd taken more time with because they're fascinating ... Read full review

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User Review  - morgtini - LibraryThing

I really loved this book, and being a first time Chuck Palahniuk reader, I wasn't sure that I would. Damned was really right in my reading wheelhouse with it being set in Hell, and I found Maddie ... Read full review

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User Review  - ahappybooker - LibraryThing

I've discovered by reading this that I am not a big fan of satire. Not even extremely well written satire, which this certainly is. So while I personally didn't like it, I would still recommend it to ... Read full review

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Amusing but he's done better
I like Rant, Diary and Lullaby much more. This one has elements of the others but reads much more like a factual recountance rather than thrilling fiction or a mystery like his other works.

Review: Damned (Damned #1)

User Review  - Megan Anderson - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review

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