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Most Disturbing Books

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1Moomin_Mama
Sep 9, 2008, 9:24am Top

I found the last page or two of War Game: Village Green to No-Man's-Land by Michael Foreman really upsetting. It's for older children, illustrated, about WW1, the trenches and the Christmas football game on No-Man's Land. It's a short read and I recommend it to everyone.

I recently read The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy by Tim Burton and was enjoying the Edward Gorey-ness of it until I got to the title story, which I found particularly sick and gruesome!

2quilted_kat
Sep 9, 2008, 9:43am Top

I love The Melancholoy Death of Oyster Boy! It's one of those books that is just so horrible, all I can do is laugh at the sickness. Reminds me of Charles Addams work.

3Moomin_Mama
Sep 10, 2008, 7:19am Top

You might like The Boy Who Kicked Pigs by Tom Baker. I'm lucky enough to own a signed copy :P

I only know the Addams Family through the series and film, I didn't realise they were based on books - thanks for that!

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