What is the most disturbing book(s) you’ve ever read?What is the most disturbing book(s) you’ve ever read? Vanessa #questionnaire
We Need to Talk About Kevin
@Kate – I came here to say this.
@Morgan seriously. It messed me up. And then I watched the movie. Ummm no. Never again. Lol
Gillian Flynn books are pretty unsettling.
Also, I’m following this because I want to read the books people mention ?
Blindness by Jose Saramago
I’ve been debating reading this. Was it easy to follow?
Has anyone read the necrophiliac by Gabrielle Wittkop?
The Troop by Nick Cutter
@Kelsey I still think of the cabin scenes….but i do like his writing
@Rosina Oh god, same. The cabin scenes still haunt me, but I agree that is writing is wonderful even if it paints some disturbing images haha.
@Kelsey I have Little Heaven sitting on my TBR pile but been putting it off
A bit mild but House of Leaves was really weird.
@Joanna I’m scared to read this ?
@Sarah It’s more creepy and unsettling than out-and-out disturbing…but definitely trippy. Don’t give up on it if you get confused lol
Dearly devoted dexter. The crime scenes are gruesome.
Night, by Elie Wiesel
The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel or Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman
I second The Roanoke Girls! i can’t believe I even read that but I took a chance lol.
@Leelynn it was soooo messed up but I enjoyed it
@Amie Yes I didn’t actually hate it! I just was more upset by what happened, like the content and stuff. But I liked the ending too
A Little Life
The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund
Secrets in the Cellar by John Glatt
I feel like my answers will be tame! I don’t read scary stuff ?
• You by Caroline Knepes
• Girls With Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young
Pray Cathal by Stephen Brown and let’s go play at the Adams by Mendel Johnson
Intensity by Dean Knootz
The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchinson
Lord of the Flies
Sick Fux by tillie cole
The girl next door, by Jack Ketchum.
@Marjo I agree with this. Anything by Jack Ketchum really.
@Stephanie so true, but I found the Girl Next Door the worst?
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith – giant bug sex is so disturbing
@Kristen grasshoppers are a major fear of mine so I can’t even imagine reading this hha
@Amie It was the most disturbing book I have ever read.
This reminds me of metamorphosis by Kafka…. Wow
The Virgin Suicides.
Desperation by Stephen King
Oh, interested in lots of these. For me it was Suffer the Children by John Saul.
Verity or Baby Teeth
loveee colleen hoover!
A child called it
Brother by Ania Ahlborn
IT by Stephen King
American Psycho or Preacher
who is preacher by
@Kade Garth Ennis. It’s a graphic novel
We Need To Talk About Kevin
I don’t read a ton of disturbing books, but I just finished Merciless by Danielle Vega and there were parts where my jaw dropped for how graphic it was
Damsel by Elana K. Arnold (disturbing yes, but I actually enjoyed it)
@Cindy I’m about to start this!!!
its good, disturbing and dark, but its okay
ii’ve heard this one is crazy.. has anyone read it? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D3B4FTX/ref=sspa_dk_detail_0?psc=1
A child called it!
Glamourama by Bret Easton Elis
Fall on your knees
I’ve heard Verity is very disturbing but I haven’t read it yet
@Christina I have it on KU but I haven’t made it past the first chapter.
The Camp of the Saints. It came out in the ’70s & is about ‘the hordes of brown people swarming into Europe’ ala trumpian prejudice. The real precursor to anti-immigration…
The Girl Next Door – Jack Ketchum. What makes it truly disturbing is it is based on the murder of Sylvia Likens
Flowers in the Attic and Wintergirls
The Glasshouse by Charles Stross & The End of Mr. Y. by Scarlett Thomas. Though I liked both books lol…
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
The Shining. I read it all at once one evening, alone in the house while waiting for my husband to come home from night school. When I finished it, I couldn’t move from from the sofa; just huddled there, clutching a pillow and shaking until he came through the door. I’ve never read another Stephen King book.
The bible ??♀️
@Kristin It actually does have some really disturbing stories in it.
@Karen for real. And lots of hypocrisy, too.
The Light Of The Fireflies
@Angie loved sharp objects!
The road. I’ll never recover.
Like…. I’m forever scarred. It’s so gruesome and hopeless.
Definitely Lolita. I couldn’t even with that.
The lovely bones
@Sarah understandable for the description at the beginning and some of the others. But I loved it XD
The Handmaid’s Tale
Still missing by Chevy Stevens..I’m only on chapter 5 and I’m cringing
Helter Skelter & In Cold Blood-The cruelty people inflict on others.
Fifty Shades…the whole trilogy eeek
Mind you this is a children’s book (middle grade)
Probably Girls With Sharp Sticks just because of the real life themes. It felt more real than anything I’ve ever read before.
Pretty much any Stephen King.
The Hot Zone by Richard Preston
Oh yes, very unsettling?
“The Exorcist” by William Blatty. I was fourteen when I read it and really unprepared for what was between the covers.
I can’t remember the title but it was a true crime book about a woman and some of her family who where killed. She was also pregnant and the assailants actually cut her belly open and took the baby from her dead body.
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