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“Are you there, devil? It’s me, Madison,” pronounces the whip-tongued eleven-year-old narrator of Damned, Chuck Palahniuk’s subversive new paintings of fiction. The daughter of a narcissistic movie celebrity and a billionaire, Madison is deserted at her Swiss boarding college over Christmas, whereas her mom and dad are off touting their new initiatives and adopting extra orphans. She dies over the vacation of a mari­juana overdose—and the subsequent factor she is familiar with, she’s in Hell. Madison stocks her cellphone with a motley team of younger sinners that's nearly too solid to be real: a cheerleader, a jock, a nerd, and a punk rocker, united by means of destiny to shape the six-feet-under model of everyone’s favourite detention motion picture. Madison and her associates trek around the Dandruff desolate tract and climb the treacherous Mountain of Toenail Clippings to confront devil in his castle. the entire popcorn balls and wax lips that function the foreign money of Hell won’t purchase them off.

This is the afterlife as simply Chuck Palahniuk may think it: a twisted inferno the place The English Patient performs on end­less repeat, roaming demons consume sinners limb by means of limb, and the damned interrupt your dinner from their sweltering name heart to hard-sell you Hell. He makes everlasting torment, good, easily divine.

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