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25 Messed-Up Books That Made People Stop in the Middle of Reading and Think, "Um, What the Heck?!"

Recently, in the r/books subbreddit, user u/padmesolos asked, "What book made you go like 'What the f?' during or after reading it?" and whew, did bookworms come through with some absolutely nightmare-inducing answers!
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Perfume (Patrick Suskind)
Perfume (Patrick Suskind)
2
American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
3
The Bluest Eye (Toni Morrison)
The Bluest Eye (Toni Morrison)
4
The Kite Runner (Khalid Hosseini)
The Kite Runner (Khalid Hosseini)
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5
The Collector (John Fowles)
The Collector (John Fowles)
6
We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lionel Shriver)
We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lionel Shriver)
7
Apt Pupil (Stephen King)
Apt Pupil (Stephen King)
8
The Wasp Factory (Iain Banks)
The Wasp Factory (Iain Banks)
9
Night (Elie Wiesel)
Night (Elie Wiesel)
10
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
11
Hogg (Samuel R. Delaney)
Hogg (Samuel R. Delaney)
12
Haunted (Chuck Palahniuk)
Haunted (Chuck Palahniuk)
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13
House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
14
Flowers in the Attic (V.C. Andrews)
Flowers in the Attic (V.C. Andrews)
15
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
16
Infinite Jest (David Foster Wallace)
Infinite Jest (David Foster Wallace)
17
Blood Meridian (Cormac McCarthy)
Blood Meridian (Cormac McCarthy)
18
Tender Is the Flesh (Agustina Bazterrica)
Tender Is the Flesh (Agustina Bazterrica)
19
Naked Lunch (William S. Burroughs)
Naked Lunch (William S. Burroughs)
20
The 120 Days of Sodom (The Marquis De Sade)
The 120 Days of Sodom (The Marquis De Sade)
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21
Watchmen (Alan Moore)
Watchmen (Alan Moore)
22
Bunny (Mona Awad)
Bunny (Mona Awad)
23
Earthlings (Sayuka Murata)
Earthlings (Sayuka Murata)
24
Johnny Got His Gun (Dalton Trumbo)
Johnny Got His Gun (Dalton Trumbo)
25
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
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