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Damned by Chuck Palahniuk

What it's about:
The newest Palahniuk novel concerns Madison, an thirteen year old girl who finds herself in Hell, unsure of why she will be there for all eternity, but tries to make the best of it.

The author described the novel as "if The Shawshank Redemption had a baby by The Lovely Bones and it was raised by Judy Blume." And "it's kind of like The Breakfast Club set in Hell."

My Thoughts:
I decided to buy this book and read it once I got my email from Goodreads about new books by authors I have already read. Up until then, I had not even heard that this was coming out. Chuck Palahniuk and I have a weird relationship. I've read Haunted, Invisible Monsters and Damned by him. When I read his books, I don't hope for anything amazing. I know exactly what I am going to get: a fast read with some laugh out loud moments and that's basically it.

I mean if you go pick up a copy of Damned, the blurb is just ridiculous. If you realize that, I honestly think you will be okay. Overall, I thought Damned was a decent book and pretty funny. However, I think you need to take it for what it is. A fast and humorous read. It's nothing amazing but something I think some people might find funny for a few hours. I am glad that I read it and I wouldn't say it's as bad as some people are making it out to be (look it up on Goodreads..BAD reviews) as long as you take my advice and don't go expecting something epic. If you decide to read it, I'd love to hear your thoughts or even your thoughts towards Palahniuk in general. Because this guy is... well....different.
Number of Pages: 256
Stars: 3


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