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Chuck Palahniuk Follows ‘Damned’ Up with ‘Doomed’


Written by: David Gatward

Chuck has an interesting history. At three, he watched his grandfather shoot dead his grandmother over a sewing machine, then hid under a bed while his grandfather searched for a few more victims before topping himself. About his writing, his fifth grade teacher said, ‘Chuck, you do this really well. And this is much better than setting fires, so keep it up.’ Yeah, there’s plenty of other stuff, but we’re all thinking, ‘Fight Club’. Not much else to say really, is there?

Turns out, he’s followed up ‘Damned’ with ‘Doomed’. If you’ve not read the first, you’d better, because it’s sequel sounds blistering good, as Chuck explains himself:

“[Doomed] follows Madison back to earth as a ghost, doomed to haunting her parents for a year.  In flashback we see her earlier childhood, including the death of the kitten whose dead body subsequently clogged the plumbing of the Beverly-Wilshire Hotel.  That death is not Madison’s doing, but another death is.  Whether it’s murder or self-defense, as a ten-year-old Madison kills someone horrifically, and that’s the most-likely reason why she was damned in the first place.  We also begin to recognize a centuries-long conspiracy engineered to train and test Maddy for her role as the savior of all spiritual beings.

Nope, nothing subtle, here.

Oh, I forgot to mention it but the world ends in this next book.”

Yeah, we all need this book in our lives. It’s available right here.

About The Overseer (1669 Articles)
Author of Say No to Drugs, writer for Blumhouse, Dread Central, Horror Novel Reviews and Addicted to Horror Movies.

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