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Dirka_dirka
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:10 pm  Reply with quote



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So whats your favorite book? Im trying to get an idea of what to read next, I want to read something that is deeply disturbing and will stick with me, but I have had no luck lately. What would you guys recommend???
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brainee
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:31 pm  Reply with quote



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Why don't you list some books you have read and consider to be the kind of thing you're looking for?
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Dirka_dirka
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:18 pm  Reply with quote



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Well most of the novels I have read have been by Dean Koontz, which I happen to read a lot of. Also a bit of Anne Rice. Im looking for a new author, I like his style of writing, but Im looking for something a bit more twisted. Some of the titles I have read are:
Winter Moon
The Taking
Tick Tock
The Bad Place
Intensity
Velocity
The Vision
Watchers
Midnight
Laser
Taltos
The Witching Hour
Hideaway
Frankenstein
Forever Odd
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brainee
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:40 pm  Reply with quote



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OK ... how about Jack Ketchum: especially "The Girl Next Door", "Off Season", and "The Lost". His writing style is very accessible, and twisted doesn't begin to describe some of his stuff.

Richard Laymon's another one with a mainstream writing style, but with twisted subject matter. Trashier than Ketchum, but usually more fun (and more prolific).

There are threads about both these guys where people list their favorites.
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Aaron2010
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:58 am  Reply with quote



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Edward Lee, Brian Keene, Jack Ketchum, Richard Laymon, Joe Lansdale. Sometimes you might have to order them in, but they are worth it.
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Cash Bailey
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:09 am  Reply with quote



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THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, without question. Not just disturbing but heart-breaking as well.
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Aaron2010
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:05 pm  Reply with quote



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The Girl Next Door is based on a true story that happened here in INDY. A Horrible thing.
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Aaron2010
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Also, Teratologist by Wrath James White and Edward Lee is a hard core novel. In fact, my signature is based on the the Prologue.
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Samhain
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:54 pm  Reply with quote
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No lie....even though it's supposed to be a "satire", I couldn't get through 'American Psycho'. The kill scenes are so graphic and detailed that they just stuck with me for days.


Icky.
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thedudeabides
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:14 am  Reply with quote
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The most disturbing book I ever read, one that I still really can't read to this day is:

THE BRIDGE by John Skipp and Craig Spector.
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Desdinova
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:34 am  Reply with quote



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Try

Silk by Caitlin R. Kiernan. (It ain't as soothing as the title sounds. Trust me. Read it.)
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The Fecal Kid
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:23 am  Reply with quote



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Great thread, I've been trying to find purely disturbing books to read. Hard thing to do, actually. But the most disturbing book I've read is American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. There's some nice passages about the mutilation of hookers. Good stuff.
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alien_nation
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:58 pm  Reply with quote



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stop overhyping the girl next door i didn't find it disturbing at all. only book that did was richard laymons endless night.
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Mistress
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:51 pm  Reply with quote



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Samhain wrote:
No lie....even though it's supposed to be a "satire", I couldn't get through 'American Psycho'. The kill scenes are so graphic and detailed that they just stuck with me for days.


Icky.


I totally agree. 8 years later there are images from that book that I can't get out of my head. acid, naked woman and a starved rat anyone? Shocked
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Lustmord
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:00 am  Reply with quote



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Oooh..great thread!

You guys are giving me great picks for books I need to get.


Can't think of any books now. I'll post it when I think of one.
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