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Doomed

Palahniuk, Chuck (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
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"The continued adventures of Madison, the heroine of DAMNED, who escapes Hell and comes back to Earth"--
Authors: Palahniuk, Chuck
Title: Doomed
Publisher: New York :, Doubleday,, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 328 pages ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: "The continued adventures of Madison, the heroine of DAMNED, who escapes Hell and comes back to Earth"--
Local Note: 1 6 15 16 17 18 27 29 35 38 53 57 59 67 69 73 76 80 109 110 112 118 122 127 133 148 151 152 159 160 172 173 176 193 198 210 211 216 222 224 226 228 243 244 250 263 264 268 274
Additional Contributors: Palahniuk, Chuck
ISBN: 9780385533034
0385533039
Statement of Responsibility: Chuck Palahniuk
Subject Headings: Ghosts Fiction. Future life Fiction. Dead Fiction. Microblogs Fiction.
Genre/Form: Ghost stories.
Topical Term: Ghosts
Future life
Dead
Microblogs
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Jun 26, 2014
  • Piemanthe3rd rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I have long been a big fan of Palahniuk's and have enjoyed pretty much all of his work thus far but have found myself disappointed in Doomed. I wasn't overly sold on the premise of Damned to begin with but the writing and plot line pulled me in and I ended up greatly enjoying it. As such, I was sadly disappointed by its sequel, Doomed. It lacked a lot of the characters that had really made the first one enjoyable and instead focused on making Madison more and more unlikeable while constantly alluding to ideas and important plot points that seemed painfully obvious by the point of the "big reveal" of sorts. Really let down by this book, though on its own it is an alright read.

Mar 06, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

"All progress it the result of the unpopular."
The problem with being a provocative, transgressive writer is that your audience will expect you to keep topping yourself and devising even more shocking scenarios. I was feeling that Palahniuk was in a rut and instead of being shocking, his recent books have simply been contrived. So I was pleasantly surprised with his last book, "Damned," which some reviewer described as Dante meets John Hughes. Or alternately, "Are you there Satan? It's me Madison." This sequel finds Madison returned from hell and back on Earth. She's one of his wittiest and most sympathetic characters and keeps the narrative grounded, even as it gets increasingly ridiculous (Satan shows up) and gross (penis mutilation). Presumably he's doing his own "Divine Comedy," so will book three be set in Heaven?

Jan 30, 2014
  • Debneo rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I devoured this second-in-the-series. my only disappointment was in how little the timeline advanced. Also, really like the pals in Hell, wish we'd seen them more. Don't really want to have to wait for the next one. As some of my patients say "hurryhurryhurryhurryhurryhurry" I love to visit the alternate realities of Mr. Palahniuk, they are fairly complete.

Dec 18, 2013
  • JimmyGman rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Book #2 in what appears to be at least a trilogy, but it wasn't as good and fresh as book #1. Madison being stuck on earth (in this book) wasn't nearly as entertaining as her ending up in hell, and discovering how to navigate within it (in the first book). Now that she knows she doesn't belong in hell, can she make it to heaven - and should she? I guess that is what will make me read book #3 when it comes out.

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