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18 Books So Disturbing, People Claim They Truly Traumatized Them

"Sure, horror movies are bad enough on their own...but there's something ESPECIALLY scary about a truly disturbing book that forces your imagination to do all the work.
And this week when Reddit user zackjbryson asked, "What is the most disturbing book that you have ever read? What made it disturbing?" it gave us a whole new crop of nightmares to read about." (Allie Hayes/Buzzfeed staff)
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I'm Thinking of Ending Things (Iain Reid)
I'm Thinking of Ending Things (Iain Reid)
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The Trial (Franz Kafka)
The Trial (Franz Kafka)
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We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lionel Shriver)
We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lionel Shriver)
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The Girl Next Door (Jack Ketchum)
The Girl Next Door (Jack Ketchum)
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The 120 Days of Sodom (Marquis De Sade)
The 120 Days of Sodom (Marquis De Sade)
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Johnny Got His Gun (Dalton Trumbo)
Johnny Got His Gun (Dalton Trumbo)
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The King in Yellow (Robert W. Chambers)
The King in Yellow (Robert W. Chambers)
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The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
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The Cement Garden (Ian Mcewan)
The Cement Garden (Ian Mcewan)
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I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, by Harlan Ellison
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, by Harlan Ellison
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Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
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The Wasp Factory (Iain Banks)
The Wasp Factory (Iain Banks)
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American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
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Out
Out
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Zombie (Joyce Carol Oates)
Zombie (Joyce Carol Oates)
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Flowers in the Attic (V.C. Andrews)
Flowers in the Attic (V.C. Andrews)
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Come Closer (Sara Gran)
Come Closer (Sara Gran)
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Haunted (Chuck Palahniuk)
Haunted (Chuck Palahniuk)
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