Palahniuk’s New Book Damned
Funny story. I did not realize that today was the release date for DAMNED, Chuck Palahniuk’s new novel.
So naturally…. I drove across town in the pouring rain and tumultuous wind in my Matchbox car to buy it. The wind nearly flipped me, but I braved it, rushing in, buying the book for an insane amount of money, and leaving.
Was it worth it?
It’s CHUCK PALAHNIUK!!! He’s awesome!
What’s this one about?
“Are you there, Satan? It’s me, Madison,” declares the whip-tongued eleven-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.
So, should you read it? Did I mention that CHUCK PALAHNIUK wrote it!!!!!!!! It’s going to be intensely inappropriate, super creative, and hilarious. I cannot wait to read it. Now I’ll stop posting this blog and get crackin’ on reading.
Posted on October 18, 2011, in Blogging, books, Characters, Education, Language, library, novel, publishing, Word Salad, writer, Writing and tagged book store, books, brand new, Chuck Palahniuk, Damned, Derek Berry, Fight Club, humor, novel, poem, poetry, review, Satan, The Cult, transgressive, word salad, writer, writing. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.