Because his writing style is very unique, it was nice to hear this narrated. Each of his novels have a different feel to them and sometimes it takes me a few chapters to get his technique. This was a very vulgar novel and grossly entertaining. If you're a fan, it's a must read/ listen.
Before purchasing this book I had read a large amount of reviews whereby the reviewers denounced "Damned" as nothing more than a disgusting, pornographic piece of filth. This is certainly NOT the case, or at least I didn't think so. (By the way, I challenge anyone who found Palahniuk's "Damned" to be repulsive, to read William S. Burroughs' "Naked Lunch!")
The story is set around a schoolgirl who has died and regained consciousness, only to find herself in the Lake of Fire (Hell). I found Damned to be extremely humorous. The setting and tone of the story are very typical to Palahniuk's writing, and if you have enjoyed some of his stories such as "Haunted" and "Survivor" you will almost definitely find Damned to be equally entertaining.
The way the story was written like a open letter to Satan and cynical nature of the lead character. I loved the twist and the way it was played out.
Her voice was dead-on. After listening to the book i looked her up because i couldn't believe she was any older than 13. Very good performance!
Christina Ricci - Madison
This is not the voice I'd imagined. It just does not suit this character!
Can't get past the Narrator's whiny voice
Maybe. Probably. If someone I was with wanted to listen to it who had not already heard it, I'd give it another listen for sure.
I enjoyed Madison quite a bit. She was charming and witty without being overly "teen" like.
I thoroughly enjoyed the part where the punk kid had to climb into the massive goddess' vagina and give her an orgasm in order to keep her from killing his companions.
Chuck Palahniuk never surprises the reader. This book has all of the hallmarks -- a bizarre but intriguing premise, abrasive charactars, repetitive writing, horrible deeds and a fervent build up. Don't expect a masterpiece, but if you can get past the adolescent voice (both the writing and the narrator), it's about 8 hours of empty fun.
I wouldn't know where to start. This is a very odd book that took a very odd mind to write. I liked it very much - it was quite different and I'm always a fan of the new and unique. I would probably change a lot of things about this book, but then it would make it just like every other book and so I wouldn't like it as much.
The very blase way the author went about describing everything that was happening. Almost like he was describing a trip to the mall or something. The least interesting part of the story was the main character. I found her boring.
All of the characters were wonderfully performed. No complaints on the audio reader.
This was such a fun romp through Hell and back! The ending left the door wide open for a sequel, so I hope the author enjoyed it enough to continue the story...
The story, I never once got bored or drifted away while listening which is a hard thing for me to do. It kept me engaged and was loving every minute of it. I didn't want to get out of the car once I reached my destination.
Hard to say, I guess maybe Survivor by Chuck as well just because I love his doomed views on his characters.
The twist, I wont spoil it for others but usually I see twist coming but not this one.
Are you there Satan? It's me Madison.
Buy it/ Read it/ Listen to it whatever you have to do, this is a great book and you will enjoy it.
No. I hardly ever listen to books a second time.
Damned is so different that the only comparable book I can think of is Palahniuk's Rant.
She really makes you think she is a thirteen year old girl.
It made me laugh at times and think about what goes on in the real world.
Damned has many new twists on the old theme of Hell. You can never tell where Palahniuk is going, as he keeps on surprising you.