Most Disturbing Books

Description
Add/vote for books that disturbed you in some way, whether it was the overall tone of the book or just one or two tasteless scenes.
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49,737 membres
746 critiques
½ 3.7
2
13,938 membres
290 critiques
½ 3.7
9 Members
SqueakyChu, Moomin_Mama, thecoroner, martensgirl, alex68, jeffza, dwherring, Bwoo67, ManWithAnAgenda
Explications
Moomin_Mama: Rats, cheese and broken glass...
3
7,760 membres
79 critiques
4
8 Members
SqueakyChu, Moomin_Mama, blackdove07, thecoroner, lewbs, martensgirl, alex68, Bwoo67
Explications
Moomin_Mama: The images in Renton's mind while shagging his sister-in-law were too much for the film version, I guess.
4
18,176 membres
451 critiques
3.9
5
82,208 membres
1,274 critiques
4.2
6 Members
Moomin_Mama, lewbs, martensgirl, alex68, Bluewolf0411, ManWithAnAgenda
Explications
Moomin_Mama: "We are the dead".
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13,059 membres
390 critiques
4.1
7
25,929 membres
389 critiques
4
8
22,933 membres
939 critiques
3.8
5 Members
Moomin_Mama, lewbs, alex68, Bwoo67, ManWithAnAgenda
Explications
Moomin_Mama: The overall idea and the sadness of it all.
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11,632 membres
273 critiques
4.2
5 Members
Moomin_Mama, thecoroner, lewbs, alex68, softsocks
Explications
Moomin_Mama: Judge Holden
10
31,772 membres
564 critiques
4.1
11
19,937 membres
237 critiques
4
12
12,538 membres
222 critiques
3.9
13
8,136 membres
249 critiques
½ 3.4
14
7,810 membres
396 critiques
4.1
15
7,627 membres
150 critiques
½ 3.4
4 Members
Moomin_Mama, martensgirl, alex68, ManWithAnAgenda
Explications
Moomin_Mama: A new use for a Resusci Anne, and something about a miscarried foetus...
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7,106 membres
203 critiques
3.8
4 Members
SqueakyChu, Moomin_Mama, blackdove07, alex68
Explications
Moomin_Mama: Blowing up bunny.
17
3,704 membres
76 critiques
4.2
18
54,043 membres
773 critiques
3.9
19
39,166 membres
665 critiques
3.9
20
35,977 membres
939 critiques
½ 3.7
21
34,509 membres
1,407 critiques
4.1
3 Members
Moomin_Mama, sipthereader, lewbs
Explications
Moomin_Mama: Played on my mind long after reading.
22
27,686 membres
574 critiques
½ 4.3
3 Members
Moomin_Mama, alex68, ManWithAnAgenda
Explications
Moomin_Mama: Moshe the Beadle's story, and the arrival in Aushwitz.
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23,802 membres
467 critiques
4.1
24
6,632 membres
185 critiques
4.1
25
5,525 membres
151 critiques
3.9
26
2,471 membres
122 critiques
½ 3.7
3 Members
Moomin_Mama, blackdove07, Bwoo67
Explications
Moomin_Mama: When all is revealed to the reader...
27
2,139 membres
17 critiques
½ 3.6
3 Members
Moomin_Mama, thecoroner, martensgirl
Explications
Moomin_Mama: Shock for the sake of shock, objectifying women in the same way as porno. This is where I stopped reading Irvine Welsh.
28
2,086 membres
28 critiques
½ 3.5
3 Members
Moomin_Mama, martensgirl, Bwoo67
Explications
Moomin_Mama: The scurfy, flaky skin on the young girl's shoulders and chest - this book is Filth alright.
29
1,309 membres
26 critiques
3.1
30
69,683 membres
1,083 critiques
3.8
2 Members
hipdeep, Bwoo67
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42,466 membres
1,145 critiques
4.1
32
35,582 membres
507 critiques
3.9
33
27,035 membres
776 critiques
3.9
2 Members
cej1027, ManWithAnAgenda
Explications
cej1027: The part about mutilating the dead bodies of war enemies freaked me out. Partly because I was in the middle of eating lunch when I got to that bit.
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23,239 membres
453 critiques
4.1
2 Members
hipdeep, Bwoo67
35
22,197 membres
1,543 critiques
3.9
2 Members
dara85, Bwoo67
Explications
dara85: How could anyone be so calculating, manipulating and vengeful?
36
17,170 membres
315 critiques
½ 3.7
37
15,754 membres
377 critiques
4.1
38
13,650 membres
765 critiques
4.2
39
10,876 membres
275 critiques
3.8
2 Members
thecoroner, alex68
40
9,845 membres
517 critiques
½ 4.3
41
8,834 membres
131 critiques
½ 3.6
2 Members
thecoroner, alex68
42
8,264 membres
93 critiques
3.9
2 Members
lewbs, softsocks
43
7,618 membres
93 critiques
4
2 Members
thecoroner, alex68
44
7,272 membres
173 critiques
½ 3.6
2 Members
thecoroner, alex68
45
6,137 membres
162 critiques
4
2 Members
thecoroner, Bwoo67
46
4,292 membres
57 critiques
½ 3.6
2 Members
thecoroner, alex68
47
4,225 membres
113 critiques
4.1
2 Members
thecoroner, alex68
48
3,733 membres
59 critiques
3.9
2 Members
Moomin_Mama, softsocks
Explications
Moomin_Mama: Poor Oyster Boy!
49
3,559 membres
77 critiques
½ 3.5
2 Members
thecoroner, alex68
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3,304 membres
129 critiques
3.9
2 Members
thecoroner, alex68
51
2,255 membres
25 critiques
4.2
2 Members
thecoroner, alex68
52
2,198 membres
41 critiques
½ 3.7
2 Members
cej1027, ManWithAnAgenda
Explications
cej1027: This book will be one of my favorites, but it's still very upsetting. The POV is animal research victims.
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1,851 membres
54 critiques
3.9
2 Members
Moomin_Mama, ahef1963
Explications
Moomin_Mama: The threat of execution hanging over the brothers, and the ways in which this was attempted, were horrifying.
54
1,377 membres
12 critiques
½ 3.6
2 Members
Moomin_Mama, martensgirl
Explications
Moomin_Mama: The scene with the guard dog seemed gratuitous and unnecessary - yeah yeah, I know it's Irvine Welsh but still...
55
1,362 membres
12 critiques
3.8
2 Members
Moomin_Mama, martensgirl
Explications
Moomin_Mama: About the damage wreaked by sexual abuse. Pulls no punches.
56
1,199 membres
32 critiques
½ 3.7
2 Members
alex68, softsocks
57
957 membres
79 critiques
½ 3.4
2 Members
thecoroner, Bwoo67
58
948 membres
14 critiques
3.8
59
534 membres
3 critiques
4.1
2 Members
thecoroner, alex68
60
523 membres
10 critiques
½ 3.7
2 Members
KimarieBee, Bwoo67
Explications
KimarieBee: It was the afterword that was truly disturbing
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453 membres
12 critiques
4
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368 membres
11 critiques
½ 3.6
63
353 membres
11 critiques
½ 3.4
2 Members
Moomin_Mama, Bwoo67
Explications
Moomin_Mama: The hot poker, and the lasting psychological damage to all involved.
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172 membres
4 critiques
½ 3.5
65
25 membres
3 critiques
4.2
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35,686 membres
544 critiques
3.8
Member
alex68
67
22,502 membres
274 critiques
4
Member
alex68
68
17,475 membres
153 critiques
4.1
Member
cej1027
69
14,381 membres
192 critiques
4
Member
alex68
70
12,686 membres
257 critiques
3.8
71
12,564 membres
156 critiques
4.1
Member
alex68
72
8,477 membres
301 critiques
3.9
Member
dara85
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7,600 membres
328 critiques
4.1
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6,456 membres
221 critiques
3.9
Member
dara85
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6,344 membres
187 critiques
½ 3.5
Member
alex68
76
6,008 membres
87 critiques
4.1
Member
alex68
77
5,057 membres
123 critiques
3.9
Member
alex68
78
4,900 membres
177 critiques
3.9
Member
alex68
79
4,586 membres
60 critiques
3.9
Member
cej1027
Explications
cej1027: The demon imagery here bugged me for weeks.
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4,395 membres
67 critiques
½ 3.5
Member
alex68
81
3,830 membres
112 critiques
4.1
Member
RuMuse
Explications
RuMuse: A great and psychologically gripping book that is disturbing as hell to read. Controversial winner of the Booker Prize in 1985.
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3,665 membres
161 critiques
3.8
Member
cej1027
Explications
cej1027: I try really hard not to think about this book.
83
3,563 membres
98 critiques
½ 3.6
Member
alex68
85
3,129 membres
35 critiques
3.8
Member
cej1027
Explications
cej1027: Not for the reason you'd think. The blonde hair worship really p***ed me off after a while.
86
3,010 membres
34 critiques
3.8
Member
alex68
87
2,588 membres
59 critiques
3.9
Member
alex68
88
2,386 membres
67 critiques
4.2
Member
alex68
89
2,351 membres
33 critiques
4.1
Member
alex68
90
1,941 membres
53 critiques
½ 3.6
Member
alex68
91
1,810 membres
27 critiques
½ 3.7
Member
cej1027
Explications
cej1027: I stopped reading when I got to the incest part.
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1,797 membres
23 critiques
4
Member
cej1027
Explications
cej1027: I stopped reading when it insinuated that casual sex is empowering to women.
93
1,564 membres
81 critiques
4
Member
alex68
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1,392 membres
30 critiques
4.1
Member
alex68
95
1,211 membres
59 critiques
½ 3.4
Member
alex68
96
1,082 membres
47 critiques
½ 3.7
Member
dara85
97
948 membres
49 critiques
½ 3.7
Member
alex68
98
867 membres
18 critiques
½ 3.5
Member
Moomin_Mama
Explications
Moomin_Mama: Vile, vile, vile man, childish, self-absorbed and selfish.
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695 membres
20 critiques
½ 4.3
Member
Moomin_Mama
Explications
Moomin_Mama: The poor couple being so badly prepared for nuclear war.
100
621 membres
27 critiques
4.2