Palahniuk, Chuck (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3 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 37 53 57 59 67 69 73 76 80 109 110 112 118 122 127 133 148 151 152 159 160 172 173 177 193 198 210 216 222 224 226 228 243 244 250 263 264 268 274
Additional Contributors: Palahniuk, Chuck
ISBN: 0385533039
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Report This 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?

Report This 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.

Report This 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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