- What books have turned your stomach?
I found 1984 stomach-turning in a strange way – obv it’s not blood and guts but it’s written at such a psychological pitch that it made me feel queasy.
Remember feeling glad that I’d read it when I was older. I think it’s a powerful book to be taking on as a teenager, which is I guess when a lot of people read it.Posted 3 months agoSpinMember
Not just The Road lots of Cormac McCarthy books have gruesome passages. I think it’s Blood Meridian that features a character who sucks people’s eyes out. It sounds like cheap sensationalism but it’s in context and he’s such a skilled writer it doesn’t come out that way.Posted 3 months agothenorthwindMember
brett easton ellis american psycho, thats some sick sh1t
I only got about half way through American Psycho a couple of years ago before I sort of “lost interest”…
It’s on the “to read” pile, but it keeps getting “overlooked” in favour of more pleasant looking reads (i.e. anything).Posted 3 months agoslimjim78Member
Chuck Palahniuk’s – Haunted
A collection of loosely interconnected short stories, with the opening (I think) story offering one of three wonderfully graphic self-gratification scenes – one in particular involving a swimming pool, powerful suction, and an unravelling of the most cringe worthy nature.
EDIT: OMG, I just read that that particular scene is based on a true story. Holy yikes.Posted 3 months agoaweeshoeMember
Gomorrah by Roberto Saviano. It’s an autobiographical account of life as a member of Camorra, one of the largest crime syndicates in Italy. The author has been on the run since the book was published and has been given a permanent police escort by the Italian state after being threatened by several godfathersPosted 3 months agosarawakMember
Beyond Belief by Emlyn Williams.
The story of Brady and Hindley.
Was warned not to read it, but as a know it all teenager reckoned I knew better.
I grew up not too far from all that but I was a bit too young to take it all in. I’ve been looking for a good book about it all so I’ve just ordered this. Thanks for the tip – and the warning!Posted 3 months ago
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