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The Most Disturbing Novels of All Time

While we often discuss lovely, life-affirming quotes and sweetly memorable scenes in books, reader slovenia46 recently suggested we talked about the grim. We did a quick sweep of the books desk – and here are some of our most disturbing reads.
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120 Days of Sodom
120 Days of Sodom
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Ada or Ardor (Vladimir Nabokov)
Ada or Ardor (Vladimir Nabokov)
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American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
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Asterios Polyp
Asterios Polyp
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Bad Behavior
Bad Behavior
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Bastard Out of Carolina
Bastard Out of Carolina
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Batman: The Killing Joke
Batman: The Killing Joke
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Battle Royale (Koushun Takami)
Battle Royale (Koushun Takami)
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Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
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Beside the Sea
Beside the Sea
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Birdie (Tracey Lindberg)
Birdie (Tracey Lindberg)
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Black Hole (Charles Burns)
Black Hole (Charles Burns)
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Blankets
Blankets
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Blindness
Blindness
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Blood and Guts in High School
Blood and Guts in High School
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Blood Meridian
Blood Meridian
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The Bluest Eye
The Bluest Eye
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Books of Blood
Books of Blood
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
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Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
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Breaking Dawn
Breaking Dawn
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Carrie
Carrie
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Child of God
Child of God
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City of God (Paulo Lins)
City of God (Paulo Lins)
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A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
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The Collector
The Collector
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The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
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Cujo
Cujo
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Dark Places
Dark Places
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Dhalgren
Dhalgren
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Dissolving Classroom (Junji Ito)
Dissolving Classroom (Junji Ito)
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Dream Country (Neil Gaiman)
Dream Country (Neil Gaiman)
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The Exorcist
The Exorcist
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Exquisite Corpse
Exquisite Corpse
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Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
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Fight Club
Fight Club
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Flowers in the Attic
Flowers in the Attic
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From Hell
From Hell
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Fun Home (Alison Bechdel)
Fun Home (Alison Bechdel)
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Geek Love (Katherine Dunn)
Geek Love (Katherine Dunn)
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