New PDF release: Damned

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By Chuck Palahniuk

Imagine youth is hell? you don't have any idea... Welcome to Dante's Inferno, in terms of The Breakfast membership, from the brain of yank fiction's such a lot superb troublemaker.

"Death, like existence, is what you're making out of it." So says Madison, the whip-tongued 11-year-old narrator of Damned, Chuck Palahniuk's subversive homage to the younger grownup style. Madison is deserted at her Swiss boarding institution over Christmas whereas her mom and dad are off touting their new movie tasks and adopting extra orphans. Over the vacations she dies of a marijuana overdose--and the subsequent factor she understands, she's in Hell.

This is the afterlife as merely Chuck Palahniuk may think it: a twisted inferno encouraged through either the main severe and mundane of human evils, the place The English sufferer performs on repeat and roaming demons eat sinners limb by way of limb. despite the fact that, beneath Madison's unhappy teen have an effect on there's nonetheless a baby suffering to simply accept not just the occasions of her dysfunctional existence, but additionally the reality approximately her death.

For Madison, although, a extra instant resource of convenience lies within the motley group of younger sinners she meets in the course of her first days in Hell. With the aid of Archer, Babette, Leonard, and Patterson, she learns to navigate Hell--and discovers that she'd otherwise be mortal and deluded and silly with these she loves than excellent and on my own.

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Dans tous les secteurs de passé antila population, on se hâte de se découvrir an- franquiste ? tifranquiste, on s’invente un passé de résistant, on se trouve des incidents avec la police. Il faut parler, il faut avoir des modèles. Les jeunes surtout ont besoin de héros, Enric le deviendra. Il parle bien, paraît modeste, il a l’allure décidée. Il parcourt la Catalogne, va partout en Espagne, jusque devant le Parlement, où il soutire quelques larmes aux députés. Quand, sous un de ses noms d’emprunt, il est élu secrétaire général de la CNT, Juan Gómez Casas dira de lui « qu’il était courageux et intelligent ».

Mais il se pourrait aussi qu’Aragon ait reproduit un besoin ardent de reconnaissance, avec le Parti comme avec Elsa, avant de s’en libérer glorieusement, via son étonnante émancipation finale, pour vivre enfin sans plus avoir à craindre ni à faire peur. Les hypothèses de la psychanalyse sont souvent prévisibles, mais elles aident parfois à rendre touchant un homme qui s’était débrouillé pour rester incompréhensible. On ne pouvait sinon rêver d’un démontage plus éclairant du mode de fonctionnement d’Aragon le multiple, cet être qui changeait à chaque interlocuteur.

Par Michel del Castillo C e n’est pas un roman, c’en est pourtant un, saturé de fiction, qui vous happe, vous plonge dans un malaise profond, vous fait vous demander qui l’on est. On y entre avec réticence, on se dit : qu’ai-je à voir avec cet Enric Marco qui n’a pas combattu pendant la guerre civile, qui n’était pas anarchiste, mais qui prétend avoir lutté sur le front de Huesca, de Saragosse et avoir participé au débarquement des Baléares. On calcule son âge, 16 ans, 17 ans, c’est possible, ce n’est pas certain.

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