The 10 Most Disturbing Books Of All Time. In my younger days if I heard a book or movie was disturbing or hard to handle I generally took that as a challenge.
Most books generally turned out to not be too bad, but occasionally I’d come across something that would leave me with a sick feeling in my stomach for weeks. I’ve largely outgrown this “genre” of late, but here are my picks for the ten most disturbing books of all time. Any one of these books is capable of leaving you feeling a little depressed at the least, and permanently scarred at the worst. I’d say enjoy, but that doesn’t really seem appropriate … 10. Blindness is a book with a truly horrifying scenario at it’s heart: what if everyone in the world were to lose their sight to disease in a short period of time?
9. Anti drug crusaders should stop airing goofy commercials that nobody takes seriously and start pushing to have Requiem For A Dream made required reading for every high schooler in the country. 8. Naked Lunc is another ode to drug addiction. 7. 6. Bleak. 5. Harry Potter The Memories. 74 Books to Read if You Love the Hunger Games. If you haven't read the Hunger Games you really should!
They're pretty awesome. Check them out: If you're already a fan of the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins... You should add these books to your to be read pile! (The recommendations are in no particular order.) Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie In a world where Officials pick your perfect mate, what happens when you’ve two choices? Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner A boy wakes up in a Glade with other boys knowing only his name, not how he got there, or how to escape the enclosed walls.
Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry A young boy is given the job to retain the Community’s memories and to advise them using that knowledge, but he doesn’t like what he sees when he knows the past. Books of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau A city of light amidst the darkness begins to go black and survival means finding a way out by going through the unknown. Uglies Quartet by Scott Westerfeld Selection Trilogy by Kiera Cass UPDATE: Novellas added to series: The Prince , The Guard.
6 Books Everyone (Including Your English Teacher) Got Wrong. Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Anybody who grew up in the 1960s (and still remembers anything about it) can tell you what Lewis Carroll's classic children's book was really all about: A girl takes a "trip" down the rabbit hole and finds herself in a surreal world where animals start talking to her.
After she eats some "mushrooms," everything starts to change sizes before her eyes. She meets an over-stimulated "white rabbit" and a stoned caterpillar smoking a "shitload of drugs. " We didn't really need Jefferson Airplane to clarify it; Alice in Wonderland is the Fear and Loathing of fairy tales. It became one of the most important allegories of the 60s counterculture, with scenes that accurately correspond to the sensation of every mind-altering substance known to man. What it's really about: Lewis Carroll was the pen name of the very conservative Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, Anglican deacon and professor of mathematics.
Jack Kerouac's On the Road Crazy, baby. 30 Books Everyone Should Read Before Their 30th Birthday. Post written by: Marc Chernoff Email The Web is grand.
With its fame for hosting informative, easy-to-skim textual snippets and collaborative written works, people are spending more and more time reading online. Nevertheless, the Web cannot replace the authoritative transmissions from certain classic books that have delivered (or will deliver) profound ideas around the globe for generations. The 30 books listed here are of unparalleled prose, packed with wisdom capable of igniting a new understanding of the world.
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse – A powerful story about the importance of life experiences as they relate to approaching an understanding of reality and attaining enlightenment.1984 by George Orwell – 1984 still holds chief significance nearly 60 years after it was written in 1949. If you enjoyed this article, check out our new best-selling book. And get inspiring life tips and quotes in your inbox (it's free)... If Hunger Games Was 10 Times Shorter and 100 Percent Honest. The-Editing-Room.com is one of our favorite humor sites on the Internet.
They've written abridged versions of some of the most popular movies from the past five years for us. Below, they've summarized The Hunger Games, so you can make fun of it without actually spending the money to go see it. JENNIFER LAWRENCE and LIAM HEMSWORTH walk to the town square sullenly. God, I hate having to come to the Reaping every year.
It's like, Hilary Swank as a scientist, really? No no, you're thinking of the 2007 plague movie. Pfffffffffft, that's such a ripoff of Battle Royale, a popular Japanese film I hope you haven't heard of, thus making me look hip and smart! Actually, since you could have realized that four years ago when the book came out, the only thing you've shown is that you don't read books. ELIZABETH BANKS, caked in HEATH LEDGER'S TEST MAKEUP FROM DARK KNIGHT, walks out onto a stage. ELIZABETH BANKS selects JENNIFER'S SISTER, WILLOW SHIELDS. Stop, I volunteer! Great! (draws a name) Don't worry. We come from the future. - StumbleUpon. @djscruffy: And that's why you're a heathen and should be burned at the stake.
@djscruffy: In defense of public schools, I would suggest that the reason many of these books are challenged so often is that they're frequently included in school curriculums and libraries. I grew up in a state that, according to these links, engaged in book-burning less than a decade before my birth. That makes me shudder. But I'm also the child of a public school teacher and am familiar with my mother's and many of her peers' views on children's reading materials.
Despite the generally conservative views in my community, my elementary school encouraged me to read A Wrinkle in Time and The Giver and Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret. I suppose I've wandered a bit. @djscruffy: To be fair, it's not usually the schools that want to ban the books, but the few overprotective parents who make wild assumptions about the books we try to teach. 10 Satirical Novels that Could Teach You To Survive the Future. SExpand An excellent novel that should definitely be on this list is Greg Costikyan's First Contract.
The Amazon blurb gives the key points: An alien landing suddenly changes successful CEO Johnson Mukerjii's perfect life. His company is now worthless, and his lovely wife is now his lovely ex, taking every penny of liquid assets with her. Johnson's only hope to reclaim his life is to rebuild his connections with a strange science fiction writer whom the aliens seem to like...and to find a product that the aliens will buy. Although the plot takes place in the context of first contact with aliens, the story is a satire on globalization and the importance of the theory of competitive advantage in a free trade environment. The Best Science Fiction Books (According to Reddit) - StumbleUpon. Recently, someone asked Reddit for a list of the best science fiction books of all time.
Being a fan of sci-fi, and wanting to expand my own reading list, I thought it would be helpful to tally the results and preserve them here for future reference. I've also included selected quotes from the comments, as well as my own notes on the books I've already read. PS: All book images in this post are copyright Amazon, and were retrieved using my Big Book Search Engine. So, without further ado, here are the Greatest Sci-Fi Books of All Time, ordered by upvote count: Dune Frank Herbert - 1965 "There's a reason it's the global top selling science fiction book of all time. " - NibblyPig If you have a chance, track down the excellent full cast audiobook (unabridged!)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams - 1979 "I really love the cool combination of humor, philosophy, and sheer nuttiness of the entire series. " - Scarbrow Ender's Game Orson Scott Card - 1985 Foundation Trilogy Isaac Asimov - 1942. Electronic Texts of H.P. Lovecraft's Works. Aahgf2ghgh. If Seasons Were Boyfriends & Thought Catalog - StumbleUpon. The Summer Boyfriend The Summer Boyfriend is easy breezy.
You can find him on a fire escape at someone’s house party, smoking cigarettes and clutching a sangria. He is the definition of someone you don’t want when the weather gets cold but he’s perfect for the warmer temperatures. You envision him on a beach with the sand in his toes. You see him shirtless and drinking margaritas on a rooftop. The Fall Boyfriend The Fall Boyfriend is nice. The Winter Boyfriend All hail The Winter Boyfriend! The Spring Boyfriend Your Spring Boyfriend resembles the season itself: Gorgeous and quick. Annora. I know you hate me, but we were best friends once and I need you to read this.
I think I'm in serious trouble and there's nothing you can do, but I need you to read this so you understand. I know we haven't talked since sectionals. It's been forever, but what happened to you wasn't my fault. At least it wasn't entirely my fault. I know everyone thinks it was, but I would never do anything to hurt you. This is going to sound crazy, but I need to tell you this so that someone knows. It started when we were in the 8th grade. I never should have done that, Bree. I thought our club made it or my dad or something, there wasn't much there, just some basic facts about skating, what city I lived in, but the thing that got me was that it said I won that year's Crystal Classic. I laughed, I thought for sure someone just did it to encourage me.
When I won the competition the next day, I was so happy. When the sectionals came. I broke down. I guess you heard that Sergei dropped me after that. The Last of the Red-Hot Vampires. The bestselling author of Even Vampires Get the Blues delivers a diabolical tale of a vampire who’s sexy as hell… Physicist Portia Harding’s life is grounded in facts. There’s nothing that can’t be explained by logic and science. Until she travels with her best friend to England—and accidentally summons an ethereal Virtue who bequeaths her gift of weather control to Portia… Now Portia’s walking around with a literal cloud over her head—and a heartstoppingly handsome maniac trying to kidnap her.
But Theondre North is no run-of-the-mill maniac. Chapter One “Oh, look, a crop circle. “Why on earth would you want to be abducted by aliens? Sarah glared at me as we whipped past a sign noting that tours of a local farm famous for its crop circle were available for a modest fee. “On the contrary, I don’t believe in either assassination or terrorism. A map rustled next to me as my friend consulted the driving directions we’d received from a local travel company. “Ah. “Yes, I am. “Not in the least. BookMooch: trade your books with other people - StumbleUpon.
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" . . . you start writing notes to yourself that say, "Dead before seventeen. " . . . you jump on BART tracks and try to stop trains using your 'blue fire'. . . . you are convinced your brother's girlfriend is a witch. . . . you think it's some kind of omen when people wear mismatched socks. . . . you actually do these things.