After finally reading the much-talked-about Fight Club, with which I was disappointed, I swore I’d never read another Chuck Palahniuk book. I’m glad I didn’t keep that promise. Damned is actually, well, damned good! This novel follows the exploits of 13-year-old Madison Spencer’s trip to hell after a Marijuana overdose, and all she encounters in that fiery region. The story is a Breakfast Club of sorts, as Maddy (the chubby outcast) meets Babette (the cheerleader,) Patterson (the jock,) Leonard (the nerd,) and Archer (the punk.) The story, told in first-person and alternating flashbacks to Maddy’s life with her current adventure, is satire at it’s best. At times funny, touching, and caustic, it’s a hell of a good read.

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Kingfisher and Quarry had a different partner than they did when he first met them all those years ago, a girl a little younger than Emily named Nadine Pahari, who currently walked along between them. She didn’t speak much. Shawn wondered what her story was but was almost afraid to ask. She and Emily had a brief conversation on the plane ride to the Yukon, the barren tundra they presently found themselves in, but that was it.

— A Pattern of Shadows, chapter 1