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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.

Members: 21 participating members (show all)

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1
34,111 members, 533 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Explanations:

Moomin_Mama (3): The pig-hunting scene.

2
10,085 members, 211 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Explanations:

Moomin_Mama (5): Rats, cheese and broken glass...

3
5,982 members, 64 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Explanations:

Moomin_Mama (17): The images in Renton's mind while shagging his sister-in-law were too much for the film version, I guess.

4
13,464 members, 330 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)
5
56,343 members, 890 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Explanations:

Moomin_Mama (20): "We are the dead".

6
18,682 members, 271 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)
7
9,228 members, 296 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)
8
28,869 members, 844 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: dara85, Bwoo67, martensgirl

Score: 3

9
5,860 members, 324 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: dara85, generalkala, Bwoo67

Score: 3

10
5,356 members, 151 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Explanations:

Moomin_Mama (4): Blowing up bunny.

11
1,691 members, 13 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Explanations:

Moomin_Mama (19): Shock for the sake of shock, objectifying women in the same way as porno. This is where I stopped reading Irvine Welsh.

12
1,672 members, 76 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: blackdove07, Bwoo67, Moomin_Mama

Score: 3

Explanations:

Moomin_Mama (7): When all is revealed to the reader...

13
1,569 members, 20 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: Bwoo67, martensgirl, Moomin_Mama

Score: 3

Explanations:

Moomin_Mama (15): The scurfy, flaky skin on the young girl's shoulders and chest - this book is Filth alright.

14
52,479 members, 855 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: hipdeep, Bwoo67

Score: 2

15
26,957 members, 492 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: Bwoo67, thecoroner

Score: 2

16
25,199 members, 1,205 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: lewbs, Moomin_Mama

Score: 2

Explanations:

Moomin_Mama (6): Played on my mind long after reading.

17
23,804 members, 394 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: thecoroner, Bwoo67

Score: 2

18
15,686 members, 721 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: Bwoo67, Moomin_Mama

Score: 2

Explanations:

Moomin_Mama (22): The overall idea and the sadness of it all.

19
14,828 members, 297 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: hipdeep, Bwoo67

Score: 2

20
14,178 members, 154 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: lewbs, Bwoo67

Score: 2

21
12,467 members, 1,136 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: dara85, Bwoo67

Score: 2

Explanations:

dara85 (2): How could anyone be so calculating, manipulating and vengeful?

22
7,427 members, 188 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: lewbs, thecoroner

Score: 2

23
7,191 members, 518 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: dara85, generalkala

Score: 2

24
6,739 members, 98 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: lewbs, Bwoo67

Score: 2

25
6,006 members, 132 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

Lists: Moomin_Mama, martensgirl

Score: 2

Explanations:

Moomin_Mama (2): A new use for a Resusci Anne, and something about a miscarried foetus...

26
4,983 members, 159 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: lewbs, Bwoo67

Score: 2

27
4,634 members, 120 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: Bwoo67, thecoroner

Score: 2

28
3,297 members, 97 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: thecoroner, Bwoo67

Score: 2

29
2,626 members, 48 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: thecoroner, SqueakyChu

Score: 2

30
1,114 members, 11 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: martensgirl, Moomin_Mama

Score: 2

Explanations:

Moomin_Mama (13): About the damage wreaked by sexual abuse. Pulls no punches.

31
1,096 members, 9 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: martensgirl, Moomin_Mama

Score: 2

Explanations:

Moomin_Mama (16): The scene with the guard dog seemed gratuitous and unnecessary - yeah yeah, I know it's Irvine Welsh but still...

32
1,036 members, 47 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, Moomin_Mama

Score: 2

Explanations:

Moomin_Mama (14): The threat of execution hanging over the brothers, and the ways in which this was attempted, were horrifying.

33
788 members, 16 reviews
3.04 stars (3.04 stars)

Lists: thecoroner, Bwoo67

Score: 2

34
413 members, 47 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Lists: thecoroner, Bwoo67

Score: 2

35
373 members, 10 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee, Bwoo67

Score: 2

Explanations:

KimarieBee (2): It was the afterword that was truly disturbing

36
139 members, 4 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

Lists: Moomin_Mama, Bwoo67

Score: 2

Explanations:

Moomin_Mama (8): The hot poker, and the lasting psychological damage to all involved.

37
37,795 members, 499 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: hipdeep

Score: 1

38
20,873 members, 644 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: cej1027

Score: 1

Explanations:

cej1027 (6): 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.… (more)

39
17,920 members, 429 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: Moomin_Mama

Score: 1

Explanations:

Moomin_Mama (21): Moshe the Beadle's story, and the arrival in Aushwitz.

40
16,389 members, 340 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Score: 1

41
11,256 members, 115 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: cej1027

Score: 1

42
8,537 members, 87 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Score: 1

43
8,422 members, 207 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Score: 1

44
6,495 members, 89 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Score: 1

45
5,665 members, 55 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: lewbs

Score: 1

46
5,611 members, 68 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Score: 1

47
4,640 members, 125 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Score: 1

48
4,421 members, 137 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Score: 1

49
4,100 members, 74 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Score: 1

50
2,991 members, 47 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: cej1027

Score: 1

Explanations:

cej1027 (5): The demon imagery here bugged me for weeks.

51
2,881 members, 90 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Score: 1

52
2,825 members, 52 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: Moomin_Mama

Score: 1

Explanations:

Moomin_Mama (11): Poor Oyster Boy!

53
2,763 members, 140 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: cej1027

Score: 1

Explanations:

cej1027 (7): I try really hard not to think about this book.

54
2,629 members, 63 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Score: 1

55
2,333 members, 95 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Score: 1

56
1,662 members, 25 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: cej1027

Score: 1

Explanations:

cej1027 (1): This book will be one of my favorites, but it's still very upsetting. The POV is animal research victims.

57
1,661 members, 27 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: cej1027

Score: 1

Explanations:

cej1027 (8): Not for the reason you'd think. The blonde hair worship really p***ed me off after a while.

58
1,436 members, 26 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: cej1027

Score: 1

Explanations:

cej1027 (3): I stopped reading when I got to the incest part.

60
1,148 members, 14 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: cej1027

Score: 1

Explanations:

cej1027 (4): I stopped reading when it insinuated that casual sex is empowering to women.

61
676 members, 11 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Score: 1

62
660 members, 15 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

Lists: Moomin_Mama

Score: 1

Explanations:

Moomin_Mama (12): Vile, vile, vile man, childish, self-absorbed and selfish.

63
482 members, 16 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: Moomin_Mama

Score: 1

Explanations:

Moomin_Mama (1): The poor couple being so badly prepared for nuclear war, and slowly dying.

64
405 members, 18 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: Moomin_Mama

Score: 1

Explanations:

Moomin_Mama (18): Strange, nightmarish memories of a sister's fate. What's worse is this seems to have been written with a questionable agenda.

65
291 members, 6 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Score: 1

66
260 members, 5 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: bluepiano

Score: 1

67
119 members, 3 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: Moomin_Mama

Score: 1

Explanations:

Moomin_Mama (9): The depravity of the Wests, in other words their whole lives together and this whole book.

68
108 members, 2 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: lewbs

Score: 1

69
104 members, 1 review
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: Moomin_Mama

Score: 1

Explanations:

Moomin_Mama (10): The last scene; heartbreaking and grim beyond words

70
74 members, 1 review
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: bluepiano

Score: 1

71
49 members, 3 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: bluepiano

Score: 1

72
16 members, 2 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

Score: 1

73
13 members, 1 review
4.67 stars (4.67 stars)

Lists: bluepiano

Score: 1

74
7 members, 2 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: olonec

Score: 1

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Started by: Moomin_Mama (August 2013)

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