Damned: Life is Short, Death is Forever

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Jonathan Cape, 2011 - Black humor - 247 pages
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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 mari-juana 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.

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User Review  - bucketofrhymes - LibraryThing

So, this is my first Chuck Palahniuk book I've read (and probably not a great pick as an introduction to his books, if the reviews on here are any indicator). There's a lot I liked about it, including ... Read full review

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User Review  - S_Shane_Thomas - LibraryThing

I rented a copy of Damned by Chuck Palahniuk from the local library and listened to the book in my car through the Overdrive app. I found a beautiful contradiction between the fall foliage visible on ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

CHUCK PALAHNIUK's eleven novels are the bestselling "Tell-All," "Pygmy," "Snuff," "Rant," "Haunted," "Lullaby," and "Fight Club," which was made into a movie by David Fincher, "Diary," "Survivor," "Invisible Monsters," and "Choke" (also made into a film). He is also the author of the nonfiction profile of Portland, "Fugitives and Refugees," published as part of the Crown Journey Series, and the nonfiction collection "Stranger Than Fiction." He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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