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Damned by Chuck Palahniuk
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Nov 17, 2011

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I've heard a great deal about the writing of Chuck Palahniuk and decided to jump in with this book. It reads like the antithesis of "Hello God this is Margaret..", each chapter beginning "Hello Satan, this is Madison..". If nothing else it is a fantasy story about murder and an afterlife that can be as chaotic as the present. The author has managed to fill hell with theme-park like sections based on the sins (big and small) that he could think of. The characters are a little bit Beetlejuice, a little bit of "Dead like Me", but no one really warms to you. I would have loved this book 20 years ago when the absurd was new and fresh, so I just enjoyed it for what it is, a little off kilter, but not quite engaging

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