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Most Disturbing Books Ever Written as Voted by Readers

Did you ever read a book so disturbing that you had to put it down for a week before coming back to it? Are you still grimacing over that book that you read five years ago?
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avg. score: 21 of 80 (27%)
required scores: 1, 12, 18, 22, 31 

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American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
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Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
3
1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
4
A Child Called It
A Child Called It
5
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
6
Lolita
Lolita
7
The Bible
The Bible
8
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
9
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
10
Flowers in the Attic
Flowers in the Attic
11
It (Stephen King)
It (Stephen King)
12
Night
Night
13
We Need to Talk About Kevin
We Need to Talk About Kevin
14
Perfume
Perfume
15
Haunted
Haunted
16
Animal Farm
Animal Farm
17
Misery (Stephen King)
Misery (Stephen King)
18
The Shining (Stephen King)
The Shining (Stephen King)
19
The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
20
The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo
The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo
21
In Cold Blood
In Cold Blood
22
Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
23
The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
24
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
25
Metamorphosis
Metamorphosis
26
Gone Girl
Gone Girl
27
The Diary of Anne Frank
The Diary of Anne Frank
28
Room (Emma Donoghue)
Room (Emma Donoghue)
29
Helter Skelter
Helter Skelter
30
Never Let Me Go
Never Let Me Go
31
The Kite Runner (Khalid Hosseini)
The Kite Runner (Khalid Hosseini)
32
House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
33
Blood Meridian
Blood Meridian
34
Pet Semetary
Pet Semetary
35
The Exorcist
The Exorcist
36
The Wasp Factory
The Wasp Factory
37
The Silence of the Lambs (Thomas Harris)
The Silence of the Lambs (Thomas Harris)
38
Fight Club
Fight Club
39
The Girl Next Door
The Girl Next Door
40
Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men
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