Madison Spencer, the liveliest and snarkiest dead girl in the universe, continues the afterlife adventure begun in Chuck Palahniuk s bestseller Damned. Just as that novel brought us a brilliant Hell that only Palahniuk could imagine, Doomed is a dark and twisted apocalyptic vision from this provocative storyteller.
Chuck Palahniuk's twelve previous novels are the bestselling Tell-All, Pygmy, Snuff, Rant, Haunted, Lullaby, Diary, Choke - which has been made into a film by director Clark Gregg, starring Sam Rockwell and Anjelica Huston - Survivor, Invisible Monsters, and Fight Club, which was made into a film by director David Fincher. He is also the author of the nonfiction profile of Portland, Oregon, Fugitives and Refugees, Damned and the nonfiction collection Stranger Than Fiction. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.
"It's not for the faint-stomached. It's also rather brilliant... A grand, funny, troubling and rewarding read... Maddie is my new post-alive heroine." -- Euan Ferguson Observer "Funny, bloody and always original. But then we should expect nothing less from the creator of Fight Club." The Sun "Instantly engaging (and excellently gory)... it makes Tyler Durden's psychological problems look positively pedestrian." Shortlist "A fantastic exploration of modern fame, unfolding in typically opaque sci-fi style as we follow child-of-the-stars Madison after she overdoses on Oscar night and is driven to hell in a limo." Grazia "Hellishly good reading... Filled with Palahniuk's sublimely detailed grossness and blacker-than-black giggles." Bizarre