Monday, January 13, 2014
Doomed by Chuck Palahmiuk
Madison Spencer did what all residents of Hell do on Halloween – she returned to Earth for an evening of candy gathering. Unfortunately, she also missed the midnight curfew and is now stuck in Purgatory (a/k/a Earth) as a ghost.
I realize Chuck Palahniuk is a polarizing figure. Nothing is off limits when it comes to what he writes. I’ve always been a fan of his over-the-top stories and have been a pretty zealous defender of his work. Until now. While I found Damned to be entertaining and brilliant, sadly Doomed just REALLY sucked. I realized too little too late that Madison Spencer is a vapid waste and the rest of the ensemble cast is what made Damned so enjoyable. From wishing I could kill Maddie all over again to end my misery to wishing I had a barf-bag handy for the pointless squick-out factor, this book proved to be an absolutely unnecessary sequel. And the most horrifying thing about Doomed???? The final words – “The End?” NOT A QUESTION MARK!!!! SAY IT AIN’T SO, CHUCK : (