Palahniuk Takes Us to Hell
For those familiar with Chuck Palahniuk's novels (probably Fight Club
will be familiar to most people, if not through the novel then through the movie), Palahniuk has written a new one
which sounds especially appealing to goth tastes.
Described as "a very funny coming-of-age (after-you’re-dead) novel," the title of the book is Damned
, and here is a brief except of a description, from The Washington Post
Full article here.
Madison [the 13-year-old female protagonist who has probably died of a drug overdose] wakes in a moldy cell surrounded by fetid candy (do not eat the gummy bears), stalked by giant demons looking to chew off skulls (they grow back, painfully) and introduced to a crew of teen-movie archetype hell-mates ready to help Maddie negotiate seas of insects, fields of nail clippings and broken glass, and a dandruff desert.
But that’s merely the terrain. The details are truly hellish: The only movies to ever play in Hades are “The English Patient” and “The Piano.” Internet is dial-up. Printers are all dot-matrix. There are only two jobs: Internet porn and those telephone solicitors who call during dinnertime. The smell, while awful, is “nowhere near as bad as Naples in the summertime during a garbage strike.”
I'm a huge Palahniuk fan, so I'll be reading this one. (My favorite Palahniuk novel was Choke