Doomed by Chuck PalahniukDoomed by Chuck Palahniuk


byChuck Palahniuk

Paperback | July 15, 2014

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Madison Spencer, the liveliest, snarkiest dead girl in the universe, continues the afterlife adventures she began in Damned.
     Having somewhat reluctantly escaped from Hell, she now wanders the Purgatory that is Earth as a ghostly spirit, seeking her do-gooding celebrity parents, fighting the malign control of Satan, recounting the disgracefully funny (to us, anyway) encounter with her grandfather in a fetid highway rest stop in Upstate New York when she . . . oh, never mind, and climaxing in a rendezvous with destiny on the new, totally plastic continent in the Pacific called, not at all accidentally, Madlantis.
     Dante Alighieri, watch your back, Chuck Palahniuk is gaining on you.
CHUCK PALAHNIUK is the author of twelve internationally bestselling novels--Damned, Tell-All, Pygmy, Snuff, Rant, Haunted, Diary, Lullaby, Choke, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, and Fight Club. He is also the author of Fugitives and Refugees, published as part of the Crown Journey Series, and the nonfiction collection Stranger Than Ficti...
Title:DoomedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.96 × 5.18 × 0.76 inPublished:July 15, 2014Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:038567726X

ISBN - 13:9780385677264


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Reminded me why I stopped reading Palahniuk Chuck Palahniuk was my favourite author throughout my teens/early 20s. I lost interest in his books when I read Pygmy. I thought I'd give him another go all these years later. I love anything macabre. Doomed seemed right up my alley and an easy win. I was wrong. I didn't love it and all and question if I even liked it. It fell flat, it didn't go anywhere. I felt it was just smothered with grotesque imagery to cover the fact that the story didn't go anywhere.
Date published: 2018-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not as good as the first, but still great Doomed doesn't quite live up to the standards set by the first entry, Doomed, but it hardly matters when you have a narrator as funny and disgusting as Madison Spenser. The plot was all over the place - although some parts were interesting and well thought-out - but the real pleasure is hearing Madison's thoughts as she experiences the madness around her.
Date published: 2016-12-01

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Damned:   • "A far sunnier work than either author or location would suggest. . . . His more mordant satire is reserved for the living, focusing, as ever, on our manic solipsism and affectless self-regard; and in this novel in particular on our refusal to look death and ageing in the eye, and the materialistic tactics we use to distract ourselves from the void." --The Guardian (UK)    • "Crisp and entertaining . . . this is a winning and funny book." --The Washington Post    • "Damned combines elements of Judy Blume's coming-of-age classic, Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret, with Dante's Divine Comedy, with a heavy infusion of the 1980s classic The Breakfast Club." --The Wall Street Journal