Chuck Palahniuk



  • Title: Doomed
  • Author: Chuck Palahniuk
  • ISBN: 9780385533034
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Hardcover

Madison Spencer, the liveliest and snarkiest dead girl in the universe, continues the afterlife adventure begun in Chuck Palahniuk s bestseller Damned Just as that novel brought us a brilliant Hell that only he could imagine, Doomed is a dark and twisted apocalyptic vision from this provocative storyteller.The bestselling Damned chronicled Madison s journey across the unsMadison Spencer, the liveliest and snarkiest dead girl in the universe, continues the afterlife adventure begun in Chuck Palahniuk s bestseller Damned Just as that novel brought us a brilliant Hell that only he could imagine, Doomed is a dark and twisted apocalyptic vision from this provocative storyteller.The bestselling Damned chronicled Madison s journey across the unspeakable and really gross landscape of the afterlife to confront the Devil himself But her story isn t over yet In a series of electronic dispatches from the Great Beyond, Doomed describes the ultimate showdown between Good and Evil.After a Halloween ritual gone awry, Madison finds herself trapped in Purgatory or, as mortals like you and I know it, Earth She can see and hear every detail of the world she left behind, yet she s invisible to everyone who s still alive Not only do people look right through her, they walk right through her as well The upside is that, no longer subject to physical limitations, she can pass through doors and walls Her first stop is her parents luxurious apartment, where she encounters the ghost of her long deceased grandmother For Madison, the encounter triggers memories of the awful summer she spent upstate with Nana Minnie and her grandfather, Papadaddy As she revisits the painful truth of what transpired over those months including a disturbing and finally fatal meeting in a rest stop s fetid men s room, in which well, never mind , her saga of eternal damnation takes on a new and sinister meaning Satan has had Madison in his sights from the very beginning through her and her narcissistic celebrity parents, he plans to engineer an era of eternal damnation For everyone.Once again, our unconventional but plucky heroine must face her fears and gather her wits for the battle of a lifetime Dante Alighieri, watch your back Chuck Palahniuk is gaining on you.

Recent Comments "Doomed"

I was really excited to read this book, as I used to love Chuck Palahniuk - particular favs were Diary and Lullaby. However, something appears to have happened either to me or his writing. I just couldn't stand the voice of Maddison, the main character who is stuck in purgatory in this sequel to Damned. The blog post thing felt too fake, like he is just trying to write in a "hip" format and attract a younger readership. The text felt forced, the writing was trying too hard, trying too hard to be [...]

1 starOh, the lengths a Palahniuk-completist will goI can't think of a single complimentary thing to say about Chuck Palahniuk'sDoomed. All I can say is, if he foists another WTF-y spoogy porn-fest our way (disguised as faux-enlighted social commentary, or worse, re-writing Dante'sDivine Comedy for shits and giggles) I'm really going to have to rethink this 'completist' thing. He really needed to keep the thirteen year-old, insufferably vapid Madison Spencer banished in hell (which seeDamned) an [...]

Ah, time for the annual Why Pete Still Loves Chuck Palahniuk Review.To be honest, there were a lot of things I enjoyed about this book. I've read ALL of his books other than the Kindle single Phoenix. I have my personal favorites of course. Doomed isn't a favorite, but there were certain moments of heartbreak and humor that made me happy. For me, a non-favorite Chuck Palahniuk book will always do more for me than a lot of other authors, whether it be on a pure enjoyment rollercoaster level or be [...]

Find all of my reviews at: 52bookminimum/Madison Spencer did what all residents of Hell do on Halloween – she returned to Earth for an evening of candy gathering. Unfortunately, she also missed the midnight curfew and is now stuck in Purgatory (a/k/a Earth) as a ghost.I realize Chuck Palahniuk is a polarizing figure. Nothing is off limits when it comes to what he writes. I’ve always been a fan of his over-the-top stories and have been a pretty zealous defender of his work. Until now. While I [...]

After seeing The Right Honorable Lady Kells take a hot squat on this one, I became nervous. You see, my boy Chuck's Doomed has been sitting on my shelf, giving me that come hither stare for a while now. It's all, "Lay hands on me, big boy" and I'm all, "Nah, son, you got semen on you." Just look at that cover. If you're a dude, that's either your worst nightmare or your biggest fantasy, you know, depending on the recipient. But the cover fits the book, and I'm a fan of them: both the cover and t [...]

"Gentle Tweeter,"Oh, I just don't know where to begin. This was absolutely agonizing. I looked back and saw that I gave Damned (book 1) only one star, so I should not have expected much from the sequel.**Ctrl + Alt + Frustrated.****Ctrl + Alt + Headdesk.**Admittedly, Chuck did a helluva job in perfecting the obnoxious voice of a 13-yr-old sassy dead girl.But, I think I am **Ctrl + Alt + So Done** with CP.I can't believe I went through 329 of 329 (yes, the entire book I am hopeless) pages of excr [...]

DoomedChuck PalahniukChuck, we love you. Please remember that. Lullaby is one of the most amazing books I’ve ever read, and I even found a way to work it into my master’s thesis. Choke is cutting social satire of the first order, Fight Club one of the greatest films ever made. Survivor is brilliant in plot, character and execution, and don’t get me started on the thrill-ride that is Haunted.But I do have a few pet peeves that pop up in Doomed, the sequel to Damned.First, I don’t have muc [...]

As disgusting as the first book in the series, DAMNED, was, DOOMED is somehow even more disgusting, even though it doesn't contain lakes of bodily fluids, land filled with nail clippings, and giant sexual organs. No, this is a different kind of disgusting. If you ever felt tempted to use a glory hole, this book will dissuade you. If you were ever reluctant to dispose of the body of your dead cat, this book will change your mind. And if you ever wanted to try on a dead person's body for size, thi [...]

Doomed is written in the form of blog posts from the afterlife, or, rather, purgatory. Madison still walks amongst those she left, and they can't see or hear her. In each chapter (or 'post', as it were), she encounters something new, from seeing her dead grandmother's ghost on a trip to her parents' apartment to guiding the reader through the worst summer of her life - and quite possibly the reason she wound up in hell in the first place.Later, we find out that in no uncertain terms, death was h [...]

Madison este o fată rea. Madison a fost condamnată la vârsta de 13 ani să-și petreacă eternitatea în Iad, doar că Stăpânul Întunericului are alt plan pentru ea. Madison trebuie să aducă apocalipsa și să trimită populația lumii în Iad. Totuși, aceasta rămâne prinsă în lumea celor vii în ziua de Halloween. Între timp, Camille și Antonio Spencer au creat o religie nouă care garantează intrarea oamenilor în Iad, iar Madison trebuie să-i oprească înainte de a fi prea t [...]

Dear Palahniuk, This book was all style and no substance. I remember when you maintained a balance between the two. Sincerely disapointed

Great story if you want to follow a fat, snarky 13 year old brat. Otherwise, a waste of time. 0 of 10 stars

Of the thirteen novels Palahniuk has penned I have read 8, more than half of them, I have read all but one of his novels since Haunted, and the one I missed as a revision of an earlier novel. So I can say that I am somewhat fluent in his work, and a fan, most of the novels are great, some of them are pretty good, this one however is by far his worst. The language of a thirteen year old girl may be construed by some as clever but in practice it is just annoying. The “refrains” or repetitive l [...]

Ah man! I'm glad it's over, I really really tried liking Doomed but my god! It wasn't that great. I felt I was force to read this. Doomed had its moments that I thought was good but the rest was just boring. In my opinion I thought Damned was more entertaining than Doomed. Maybe in the future I'll give this another read and hopefully I will like it.

Doomed expanded on Damned in a way I never expected. The story is so much more intricate than I ever could have thought, a staple of Palahniuk's work. Towards the end, there were more than a few "You have got to be sh*tting me" moments, which made me appreciate Chuck's work more than I reckoned possible. Just when I think he's hit his peak, he outdoes himself. I just can't believe that now I have to anticipate whether or not the saga will continue

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Pointless, stupid and pretty awful.And It's a shame because I really like Chuck's books. Some of them really get the gears turning, some of them are a fun little puzzle to work out in your head, and some are just goofy and fun. Damned is goofy and fun. Sarcastic, Snarkey Madison Spencer takes us on a tour through hell, showing it to be worse in some ways, but more banal than others.This book, ugh.Everything you knew about the first book is essentially rewritten. We learn at the end that Madison [...]

Eh. I was entertained by the first of what I'm guessing is a trilogy? This one, not so much. My impression was that it was trying to be gross for the sake of being gross. The whole book felt forced, kind of like it was an obligation instead of a labor of love. Sort of like when your favorite band releases a shitty album to get out of a bad deal. That was my impression, anyway. I was amused by the not-at-all-subtle social satire underpinning the whole thing. But that's to be expected. The story i [...]

Doomed is the 2nd book in the Damned trilogy which chronicles the exploitation and exploits of 13 year old Madison Spencer, a cynical smartass with an impressive vocabulary. When Madison misses hell’s curfew on Halloween night, she becomes trapped on earth. As one of the formerly alive, she must contend with a K addled ghost hunter, the accidental damning of the whole world, and Satan’s pedophilic advances.It’s been so long since I’ve read Damned that I had to put Doomed down after the f [...]

I just finished reading the ARC, and I was not disappointed. Madison is snarky and obnoxious as ever, and I love her! Palahniuk's satire is on point. Any Palahniuk fan and/or anyone who enjoyed Damned, needs to pick up Doomed.

Let me preface this by saying, I have been a Palahniuk fan for a long fucking time. Even if one of his works isn't the greatest, I usually enjoy it to some degree. To talk shit about a Palahniuk book is unimaginable to me. That being saidLet me put my cranky pants on.*grumbles and grunts way into pants*I very nearly hated this book.But I loved Damned!In Damned, we met Madison Spencer. Recently dead, rich girl who is finding out how to handle Hell. She's making friends, she's making enemies. She' [...]

Doomed is the sequel to Damned and part two of a proposed Dante inspired trilogy. It sees the return of Damned’s protagonist - the plucky, post-life, plump, periphrastic, pubescent progeny of celebrity parents, Madison Spencer. In Damned we followed Madison’s post-life trials and tribulations in hell: now the adventure continues with a trip to purgatory, or earth as we refer to it. Travelling around as a ghost Madison is invisible to mortals and can come and go as she pleases. In her absence [...]

Chuck is becoming more consistent after a decade of wild swings, and the first book in the hell (trilogy?) was a great return to the peak of his powers as a writer. This, the second book, is not quite as exhilarating as the first, but it offers a number of the usual delights of reading Palahniuk--one of the worst punishments in hell is to be shown the English Patient over and over--and manages to slip in some interesting notions, such as his suggestion that what two people don't say to one anoth [...]

Quest'uomo è un genio. Scurrile e al limite del "ti leggo a stomaco vuoto", ma un genio. Volendo, si tratta dell'autobiografia di una bambina maltrattata.Volendo, si tratta della versione americana e sotto droghe pesanti di una moderna Divina Commedia. Volendo, si tratta di una grottesca parodia della società americana, dei suoi valori, e della sua inconcepibile attrazione per qualsiasi setta o movimento religiosizzante. Certo gli manca l'effetto sorpresa di Dannazione - ormai conosciamo i per [...]

I read and enjoyed Fight Club years ago. Been meaning to read another Palahniuk for ages. I found this one cheap in the university bookshop. Despite it being the sequel to another book I haven't read, I finally decided to give this a go. At first I really didn't like it. It is very strange, hard to get into. The content is, while not too extremely violent, very vulgar and grotestque. There are many things fecal-related, bodily discharge related. Just too much desperation, it seems, on the author [...]

Not my favorite Palahniuk book, but a solid read from the author who brought us semen ponds and the disgusting clitoris of a demon spawn in Doomed (the first of the series). I had a difficult time identifying with the protagonist (a 13 year old dead girl), but absolutely adored the way in which she tells us her tale through emails. Being Palahniuk is a literary author, I won't spank him for the lack of world building in the realm of the afterlife. This kind of thing really is the skill of genre [...]

Goodbye, Chuck Palahniuk. We've had some great times together. Sadly, your ratio of good:bad books has tipped in the wrong direction. I'll always treasure the grotesque, vivid, and imaginative stories you've shared in books like "Choke", "Lullaby", "Invisible Monsters", and "Snuff". I've grown tired of the constant disappointments. This book was a waste of time, and left me puzzled - why does Palahniuk think this protagonist, or story, is so deserving of a 3-book trilogy? Even though the book's [...]

Well, I did not read Dammed the precursor, and I won't. But I have to admit that I laughed out loud in several sections of this novel. I loved the "Dear Tweeter" opening to each section by Madison. This is the tale of a dead, damned, and fat 11 year old. Raised by extremely wealth parents, her mom's a movie star, this spoiled brat shares the story of how she got fat. The trials and tribulations of living with her rural grandparents.Her boarding school years and life in Manhattan.Her parents use [...]

Reencontrarse con uno de tus escritores favoritos es una experiencia que no está exenta de cierto riesgo. Más aún si las expectativas estaban tan altas como con Maldita, la esperada continuación de aquel Condenada en el que una versión desdibujada de Palahniuk sazonaba con su particular gamberrismo narrativo una recreación apócrifa y dantesca del infierno bíblico. Sin embargo, esta última novela de Palahniuk ha sabido colmar mis más elevadas exigencias aun cuando existían ciertas duda [...]

Alright, where to start. I wanted to like this book so much more than I did. I am a rabid Palahniuk fan to the point that I have a hard time finding flaws in his work, for better or worse.I bought this with birthday money. Spent half of a $50 gift card on it. And at best I can say, eh. There were flashes of brilliance, but overwhelmingly it was just a let down. I loved Maddy in Damned. She was inherently narcissistic and cagy and it was fantastic. I loved her here as well. She's not the heroine [...]

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