This is 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, her saga of eternal damnation takes on a new and sinister meaning. Madison has been in Satan's sights from the very beginning, as 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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 07/11/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780224091176
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Review by elliepotten
The second book in Palahniuk's <i>Damned</i> trilogy. I actually liked it more than <i>Damned</i>; that one was crazier and more shamelessly grotesque, with Madison traversing Hell with her new friends, whereas in this one she's stuck in Purgatory (drifting around on Earth as a ghost) watching the consequences of her accidental phone call to her grieving parents in the first novel. It was still mad, and occasionally disjointed, but it felt a bit more grounded than the last book, which helped.