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100 Books That Were Just Too Disturbing to Finish

"Most of us will read across the genres and inevitably that means that we will encounter one or two titles that push us out of our comfort zone; sometimes the subject matter can be so disturbing that it even stops us from finishing a book. "
Credit goes to Shan Williams and https://forreadingaddicts.co.uk/polls-and-discussion/100-books-that-were-just-too-disturbing-to-finish/
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Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
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A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer)
A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer)
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American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
4
Insomnia (Stephen King)
Insomnia (Stephen King)
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5
The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
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One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez)
7
The Shining (Stephen King)
The Shining (Stephen King)
8
Room (Emma Donoghue)
Room (Emma Donoghue)
9
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
10
House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
11
Intensity (Dean Koontz)
Intensity (Dean Koontz)
12
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (Anne Rice)
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (Anne Rice)
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13
Naked Lunch, by William S. Burroughs
Naked Lunch, by William S. Burroughs
14
The Kite Runner (Khalid Hosseini)
The Kite Runner (Khalid Hosseini)
15
50 Shades of Grey (E. L. James)
50 Shades of Grey (E. L. James)
16
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
17
It (Stephen King)
It (Stephen King)
18
Pet Sematary (Stephen King)
Pet Sematary (Stephen King)
19
Gerald'S Game (Stephen King)
Gerald'S Game (Stephen King)
20
Out of the Shadows by Kay Hooper
Out of the Shadows by Kay Hooper
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21
Heart-Shaped Box (Joe Hill)
Heart-Shaped Box (Joe Hill)
22
The Wasp Factory (Iain Banks)
The Wasp Factory (Iain Banks)
23
Sharp Objects (Gillian Flynn)
Sharp Objects (Gillian Flynn)
24
The Dead Wife's Handbook (Hannah Beckerman)
The Dead Wife's Handbook (Hannah Beckerman)
25
Dr. Sleep (Stephen King)
Dr. Sleep (Stephen King)
26
The Bible
The Bible
27
Wideacre (Phillipa Gregory)
Wideacre (Phillipa Gregory)
28
Consequences (J. E. Sparks)
Consequences (J. E. Sparks)
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29
We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lionel Shriver)
We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lionel Shriver)
30
The I-5 Killer (Anne Rule)
The I-5 Killer (Anne Rule)
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A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
32
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
33
Others (James Herbert)
Others (James Herbert)
34
Salems Lot (Stephen King)
Salems Lot (Stephen King)
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Flowers in the Attic (V.C. Andrews)
Flowers in the Attic (V.C. Andrews)
36
Diary of a Young Girl
Diary of a Young Girl
37
Atonement (Ian McEwan)
Atonement (Ian McEwan)
38
Bag of Bones (Stephen King)
Bag of Bones (Stephen King)
39
Helter Skelter (Vincent Bugliosi)
Helter Skelter (Vincent Bugliosi)
40
The Long Walk (Stephen King)
The Long Walk (Stephen King)
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