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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Review of “Damned” by Chuck Palahniuk

“Damned” is the story of Madison Spencer, a thirteen-year-old girl who narrates her story from hell.  She is a “generation Y” child of wealthy celebrity parents.  From the underworld, she points out the wrongs of the world she left behind as she saw it, from fake Coach handbags to illegal immigrants’ rights to do skin care for rich people.  Like many young teenagers, she’s more knowledgeable about some things than her parents realize and clueless on other issues that they take for granted she understands.  Her first-person addresses to Satan are with all of the honesty, haughtiness, and dark humor expected of the author of “Fight Club.”  While the story bogs down in a few places, it’s entertaining, disturbing, and darkly funny at the same time.  For readers that can handle the dark, twisted, brilliance of this author.  Four stars!

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