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