Wednesday, April 25, 2018


After reading Dan Brown’s Inferno I had to read Dante’s Divine Comedy:  I got through Inferno and half way through the second section, Purgatorio, but then Stalled out.

I am not sure why I picked up the book Damned by Chuck Palahniuk, but it turned out to be a parody of Dante’s Inferno.   Except, instead of a Pilgrim, the traveler through Hell it is a dead, thirteen-year-old, precocious girl. 

The travel is spiced with sexual innuendos and some outright outrageous sexually specific scenes (not pedophilia.)    There are demons, and rivers and lakes containing various bodily fluids.  Not a read for the squeamish.

The travelers

A strange book.   It has hooked me.   I will read the sequel: Doomed.

the Ol'Buzzard


  1. Well, you did better than I did with The Divine Comedy. I don't think I made it off the first page.

  2. As I recall the book "Inferno" by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle was a really good story.

  3. Nope. No. Not without a note. Hell no. I really did try to read The Divine Comedy and couldn't get past the tenth page. All I have to say is, don't even go there.

  4. I haven't done much in the intratubes in the past year. Can't blame it all on the Cheato in the White House. Last Fall my laptop died and had to share a notebook with The Old Lady which meant I did very little online stuff. Early in March I got a new laptop and still haven't gotten back in the swing of things and yeah, the current politics don't help.
    Personally I don't want the Cheato impeached because Dollars and Pence or Lyin' Ryan would be worse as they know how to work the system!!


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