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“Are you there, Satan? It’s me, Madison,” declares the whip-tongued 13-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.

©2011 Chuck Palahniuk (P)2021 Recorded Books

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If the sad blue girl from inside out were to do the narrative of a dead 13 year old girl trapped in hell it would sound like this.

Big fan of Chuck Palahnuik Survivor being one of my favorites. This book just did not pull me along. If she would have said “yes I know the word…” one more time I don’t think I could have held in the scream of annoyance.

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Delightful

One of Chuck's best and a must read/listen if you are a fan of his

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Palahniuk Does It Again

The Breakfast Club, in Hell.

Such a brilliant book, with witty writing that'll likely fly over most people's heads. This is another absolute masterpiece by Chuck.

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a bit directionless

I enjoyed the writing style and sence of humor but I feel like the story was directionless. I've reached the end and was wondering is that it?

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  • 06-29-22

A sick roller coaster

that is well worth the listen. You will be repulsed, laughing and wanting more. The story lines and one liners fit the character well. I can't wait to see how the next turns out or down.