The Damned

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John D MacDonald was born in Sharon, Pa, and educated at the Universities of Pennsylvania, Syracuse and Harvard, where he took an MBA in During WW, he rose to the rank of Colonel , and while serving in the Army and in the Far East, sent a short story to his wife for sale, successfully He served in the Office of Strategic Services OSS in the China Burma India Theater of Operations After the war, he decided to try writing for a year, to see if he could make a living Over short stories and novels resulted, including Travis McGee novels Following complications of an earlier heart bypass operation, MacDonald slipped into a coma on December and died at age , on December , , in St Mary s Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin He was survived by his wife Dorothy and a son, Maynard In the years since his death MacDonald has been praised by authors as diverse as Stephen King, Spider Robinson, Jimmy Buffett, Kingsley Amis and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr Thirty three years after his passing the Travis McGee novels are still in print.

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  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • The Damned
  • John D. MacDonald
  • English
  • 10 February 2019
  • 0709078005

10 thoughts on “The Damned

  1. Sincere W. says:

    Of all the authors that I admire, John D MacDonald is the one I would have liked to have a meal with most He had a wisdom about man s motivations that few authors can rival That wisdom really comes across in this novel.The situation at the heart of this story is a delayed river crossing The delay forces an assortment of characters into a confined area The result is a riveting tale that touches on love, maturity, loyalty, degradation and derangement There s sex, murder, betrayal and malice Of all the authors that I admire, John D MacDonald is the one I would have liked to have a meal with most He had a wisdom about man s motivations that few authors can rival That wisdom really comes across in this novel.The situation at the heart of this story is a delayed river crossing The delay forces an assortment of characters into a confined area The result is a riveting tale that touches on love, maturity, loyalty, degradation and derangement There s sex, murder, betrayal and malice There are characters that feel realer than people you meet in ordinary life And there are ideas here that will leave you changed having encountered them.The novel is only about 180 pages long, and the pages go fast Yet the story is dense you won t be left with that unsated feeling relatively common of shorter novels You ll feel full by the time you hit the back cover.What I love about this story is how masterfully the characters are constructed torn apart and then reshaped None of the characters leave this story the way they came into it Some break good and some break bad But they all change in some profound way.The only thing I didn t like and the reason I settled on 4 stars instead of 5 is that some of the subplots are muchengaging than others It gave parts of the novel an unevenness, and you re tempted to skip ahead to get back to the good plot lines The irony is even the bad plot lines are very good Its just that, like I said, some are better than others.This is an excellent read

  2. Lee Thompson says:

    Man, John D MacDonald was a fucking master writer, not actual love maker, at least that I know of.

  3. J.D. Frailey says:

    I read this book aloud to my wife Deanna, during the covid 19 pandemic quarantine, while she worked on a paint by numbers picture she had bought me for my birthday a year ago I found the painting too hard for my famously bad fine motor skills I had read The Damned before, didn t remember much detail, but both she and I enjoyed it a lot It s a slow psychological study in which the new ferry across a muddy Mexican river turns out to be too big for the river, without Mexican men digging mud from I read this book aloud to my wife Deanna, during the covid 19 pandemic quarantine, while she worked on a paint by numbers picture she had bought me for my birthday a year ago I found the painting too hard for my famously bad fine motor skills I had read The Damned before, didn t remember much detail, but both she and I enjoyed it a lot It s a slow psychological study in which the new ferry across a muddy Mexican river turns out to be too big for the river, without Mexican men digging mud from its channel each time it comes across, creating a long back up in which cars wait hours, all day, to get across There are individual profiles of the stranded motorists, some desperate to cross because they ve committed crimes and were fleeing capture, others being tired of crappy relationships and hopelessness for the future I had previously marked one paragraph with the caption, The essence of John D s writing He had learned that each man has black and evil thoughts, and that those thoughts are not a proof of variance, but rather a proof of kinship with the rest of men The mind forever contains lust and malice and hate, and when you can keep those instincts in their proper compartment, then you have become a reasoning animal, a man Let them escape and you live on the instinctual level of a beast But there is no shame in owning such instincts only shame in giving them dominance John D as he is known to his fans, including Stephen King and Jimmy Buffet was a heck of a writer, knownfor his crime writing, but he did all kinds of books involving the internal struggle just described A review in the NY Times a few years ago, twenty years after his death in 1986, called his writing the thinking person s beach books

  4. Tim says:

    A number of prominent writers for the past 40 years, including Walter Mosley, Stephen King, Dean Koontz Jonathan Kellerman and Sue Grafton, have cited Mr MacDonald as a major influence on their work While Mr MacDonald s genre was largely mystery, The Damned 1952 is a bit different It is set at a ferry crossing from Mexico into Texas, with a several hour delay A number of Americans are waiting on the Mexico side, each with a different back story and different ways of dealing with the de A number of prominent writers for the past 40 years, including Walter Mosley, Stephen King, Dean Koontz Jonathan Kellerman and Sue Grafton, have cited Mr MacDonald as a major influence on their work While Mr MacDonald s genre was largely mystery, The Damned 1952 is a bit different It is set at a ferry crossing from Mexico into Texas, with a several hour delay A number of Americans are waiting on the Mexico side, each with a different back story and different ways of dealing with the delay and the oppressive heat So there s a honeymooner with trouble in paradise as well as the man s ill mother along for the ride there s a killer on the run there s a married man escorting what might at first appear to be a bimbo there s a couple of dancing singing girls traveling with their snarky manager and a few others As the hours drag by, tempers are tested and some impulsive, aggressive behavior results, as well as other tragedies Relationships are formed and broken Reasons for their behavior are questioned And ultimately, believe it or not, the denouement is complex but satisfying.Of course, there have been other stories of strangers thrown together under stressful circumstances William Inge s Bus Stop comes to mind, as well as Thornton Wilder s The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Stephen King s Under the Dome The Damned fits in this category nicely Enjoyable, recommended, but I m looking forward to reading Mr MacDonald s mystery novels I have A Purple Place for Dying Travis McGee on my bookshelf Four stars

  5. Daniel Polansky says:

    Excellent and peculiar About a handful of people who get stuck at a ferry crossing near the Mexican American border, and the misfortunes which befall them I picked up one of MacDonald s at some point earlier, something which was a bitstraight detective y and I liked it but didn t love it This was much better The writing is really on point, each of the different characters feels well realized mostly in keeping with the noir tradition the assholes and villains are better drawn than the Excellent and peculiar About a handful of people who get stuck at a ferry crossing near the Mexican American border, and the misfortunes which befall them I picked up one of MacDonald s at some point earlier, something which was a bitstraight detective y and I liked it but didn t love it This was much better The writing is really on point, each of the different characters feels well realized mostly in keeping with the noir tradition the assholes and villains are better drawn than thedecent characters MacDonald s writing is astute in its depiction of sexual s as well as casual racism The structure is likewise really peculiar, with each short chapter taking place from the POV of one of the different characters, ranging from casual gangsters to emasculated husbands A lot of other mid century noir writers Chandler, Hammet, the other McDonald, etc had the prose chops to go toe to toe withor less anyone almost but were hampered by having to stick to the usual genre conventions, which are fun but limiting It s interesting to see what can be done out of those boundaries, kind of like what Highsmith was doing with Price of Salt Hey, is this out of print Because if so, it would slot neatly into the NYRB classic s catalog Keep

  6. Ed says:

    This John D MacDonald novel, written in 1952, was his fifth non SF novel since his debut with The Brass Cupcake 1950 A Mexican river crossing and disparate characters thrown together by a disrupted ferry service interact under stresses both internal and external.THE HEAT HIT THEM ALL .the scorching heat of Mexico, and it ate at their nerves The stalled ferry held them in the heat until they could stand noThe honeymooners fought, and loved and fought again The pretty little tramp This John D MacDonald novel, written in 1952, was his fifth non SF novel since his debut with The Brass Cupcake 1950 A Mexican river crossing and disparate characters thrown together by a disrupted ferry service interact under stresses both internal and external.THE HEAT HIT THEM ALL .the scorching heat of Mexico, and it ate at their nerves The stalled ferry held them in the heat until they could stand noThe honeymooners fought, and loved and fought again The pretty little tramp clawed her married lover s eyes The trembling killer looked behind and knew his time was short There were others waiting, too, some good, some bad, but all of them tormented by the shape of disaster to come.Time gave them all a second chance Most of them stepped on the face of time

  7. Pamela says:

    Where have I been that I haven t been reading MacDonald He s like the best of Jim Thompson and Patricia Highsmith all rolled up into one No, I take that back He s better than even that If you haven t read him, then stop what you are doing and read him NOW Where have I been that I haven t been reading MacDonald He s like the best of Jim Thompson and Patricia Highsmith all rolled up into one No, I take that back He s better than even that If you haven t read him, then stop what you are doing and read him NOW

  8. Cashmere says:

    After finishing John D MacDonald s exceptionally disappointing Ballroom of the Skies, it was wonderful to find him return to excellent form in The Damned.As I read this book, I couldn t help but think of it in terms of a movie Indeed,than any of the other books I have read to date by John D., this one cries out to me to be adapted for the big screen By Tarantino perhaps Anyhow, this unique story is about various people and their lives and histories and interactions as they wait for After finishing John D MacDonald s exceptionally disappointing Ballroom of the Skies, it was wonderful to find him return to excellent form in The Damned.As I read this book, I couldn t help but think of it in terms of a movie Indeed,than any of the other books I have read to date by John D., this one cries out to me to be adapted for the big screen By Tarantino perhaps Anyhow, this unique story is about various people and their lives and histories and interactions as they wait for a car ferry that is having difficulty crossing a river in Mexico John D presents us with colorful and clearly defined characters, often times revisiting events in the plot from various people s perspectives.Having been so disappointed by the previous book I read, I eagerly breezed through this one in just a few days

  9. doug bowman says:

    The tradition of strangers meeting on the road is as old as the Canterbury Tales, and this literary genre is given a South of the Border slant as a group of strangers meet at a ferry crossing in Mexico, where the crossing is slowed by a bureaucratic glitch Steinbeck used the same literary conceit in THE WAYWARD BUS, and MacDonald uses it to showcase his strengths as a writer In his non Travis McGee novels, MacDonald was incredibly adept at characterization based conflict, and this novel showca The tradition of strangers meeting on the road is as old as the Canterbury Tales, and this literary genre is given a South of the Border slant as a group of strangers meet at a ferry crossing in Mexico, where the crossing is slowed by a bureaucratic glitch Steinbeck used the same literary conceit in THE WAYWARD BUS, and MacDonald uses it to showcase his strengths as a writer In his non Travis McGee novels, MacDonald was incredibly adept at characterization based conflict, and this novel showcases that particular talent Each character s back story baggage is fleshed out in conflict with another character, driving the ebb and flow of plot lines into a series of personal climaxes He is such a talented writer that his stories never sink into soap opera cliches

  10. Steve Goble says:

    They all had secrets and fears and dreams, and they all were stuck like flies in amber under the blazing Mexican sun while uninspired laborers dug up mud so the damned new ferry way too big for the Rios Conchos could get close enough to the bank to take oncars.They were mostly strangers to one another, but they mingled there on a long hot day and they fought, and lied to one another, and fell in love, and spilled secrets and blood.This is not really a mystery novel we always kn They all had secrets and fears and dreams, and they all were stuck like flies in amber under the blazing Mexican sun while uninspired laborers dug up mud so the damned new ferry way too big for the Rios Conchos could get close enough to the bank to take oncars.They were mostly strangers to one another, but they mingled there on a long hot day and they fought, and lied to one another, and fell in love, and spilled secrets and blood.This is not really a mystery novel we always know who has killed whom but it is saturated with crime and violence It also is eminently readable, like everything else I have read by MacDonald

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