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

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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  - jimocracy - LibraryThing

This book started out slow; like some kind of twist to Dante's version. Then things picked up and I was really getting into Madison's story and thinking I would totally love this book. Unfortunately, there is an anti-climactic twist and the ending fizzled out. Read full review

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User Review  - zenhead - LibraryThing

"Are you there, Satan? It's me, Madison." 13-year-old self-described fat girl finds herself locked in tiny foul cage in hell, after dying from a supposed marijuana overdose. She gradually gathers her ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gregorio_Roth - LibraryThing

This is a book that should be read by church members, but will probably never be read there. It goes over our philosophy of hell and what is its meaning in the 21st century. Great read. Funny through ... Read full review

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User Review  - elliepotten - LibraryThing

Although this still hasn't topped my first Palahniuk - Rant - I definitely felt a sense of the familiar madness descending as I plunged headfirst into this novel. Basically, Damned is the testimony of ... Read full review

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For being such a short book this took me forever to read, not because it wasn't interesting, but because of my schedule. This book gripped me from beginning to end, I was right there beside poor Maddy. What she went through with her family, and why she thought she was in hell, and what she's going to do about it. Everything. Chuck Palahniuk is slowly becoming my absolute most favorite author. I've heard people say he's very cynical, but to me he's a realist. I hoped that I hadn't read Fight Club, and been teased with a one hit wonder, then read Cannibal, Zombie, Invisible Monsters, and now Damned, and Jesus Christ, this man is a fucking genius. His books spark my imagination like no other, and often find the scenarios in my dreams as well. Chuck, you are amazing. Please do not ever stop doing what you do, and thank you. I can't wait to get Doomed. 

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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.

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User Review  - Vinbert - LibraryThing

I thought it was good, but it could have been better 8-) Read full review

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