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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel February 1, 2012 - 5:57pm

I love Chuck Palahniuk because he shows us so many disturbing images in his writing that I can't help but feel mentally molested. While he has a great deal of disturbing images I do not believe that he has the worst or best images. Let's start a thread and see if we can't get a list together of the best disturbing books that have twisted our thoughts.

Between The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty series and 100 Days in Sodom my sex life has suffered greatly. I don't know if I want to be the sadist, masochist, combination of the two or just lie there and hide in my head. I find myself wanting to strangle girls while I do the deed. Strangely most like that I'm so kinky when I do. Double edged sword.

Animal Farm-yes, Animal Farm. I read it and watched The Lost Boys when I was young and I had nightmares for a week about vampire animals that were smart and wanted to eat me. They hid under my bed. All I know now is that I don't trust cats or rabbits because they can be vampires. Cats purr because they are letting me know how tasty I must be and rabbits wiggle their noses because they can small my fear. Evil creatures I tell you, EVIL!

These are my top two. Let's here yours!

 

 

 

 

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest February 1, 2012 - 6:10pm

1. American Psycho for the obvious reasons. Mainly, a rat, a Habitrail tube and a certain part of a woman's anatomy.

2. The Exorcist. The only book to actually scare me.

3. Haunted. Guts. Enough said.

4. In the Miso Soup

5. Audition

Top five...

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 1, 2012 - 6:14pm

I think the fact that you picture strangling girls during sex is scary enough for me...

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel February 1, 2012 - 6:20pm

Not my fault. I told a girl I had read the Sleeping Beauty series and she went and read it and then wanted me to choke her from then on out. Which the way we did it was sexy. Then I told another girl that I did that and she wanted to do it and took it to a whole new level and was pissed because I wasn't brutal enough with it. Now when I sleep with chicks I don't mention it, but I do think about it. It's in the vault whether I like it or not...I do like it.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 1, 2012 - 6:26pm

jfdiaz is a possible sex criminal. 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 1, 2012 - 6:48pm

Filth by Irvine Welsh.  There's a scene where the sentient tapeworm is uncontrollably evacuated from his home in the main character's bowel.  I was reminded of this because the main character and his gf liked to choke one another with belts during sex.

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Vonnegut Check from Baltimore February 1, 2012 - 6:55pm

I'm reading The Sluts by Dennis Cooper. It makes anything else I've ever read, save American Pyscho, seem like Disney outtakes by comparison.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest February 1, 2012 - 6:58pm

Disney subliminals can be disturbing...

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PopeyeDoyle from Rio Grande Valley, TX is reading Chronology of Water February 1, 2012 - 6:58pm

Pretty much every Cormac McCarthy book has some sort of horribly disturbing image.  Babies roasting on spits.  Babies hung from trees.  Men sodomized while being scalped....Crazy stuff.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 1, 2012 - 8:39pm

Ryan is still alive?  I mean the other redheaded Ryan.  I often wonder if people are reading these threads and thinking what an obnoxious asshole I am.  I must come off as a bipolar psychopath lol

@jfdiaz--I get the whole choking during sex thing, I've seen it in porn.  I guess it's good that you find some kinky women who like that shit but when it comes to the crazy shit, you just have to make sure it doesn't go too far. That being said, I am fascinated and disturbed by you as a person now.  I'm curious to read something kinky and weird written by you.  I'm also vaguely aroused by you.  lol

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest February 1, 2012 - 8:45pm

How many Ryan's are on this site?

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 1, 2012 - 8:48pm

I think just you and Schappell but you are Rian with an I.  So that's how I tell you apart, aside from you know, you being a different person and looking different.  Notice it's always the navy or marine dudes though who are kinky as fuck.  If I had a quarter for every married navy or marine guy I've blown.  Well I would have a few bucks lol 

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest February 1, 2012 - 8:50pm

Shh... but don't tell anyone, I'm also Ryan with a 'Y'... hahaha! And, I don't have red hair. Brown, with some stray gray...

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 1, 2012 - 8:59pm

Wait, I thought you were Rian.  Is that your French name?  What is this?  James Frey is that you?

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest February 1, 2012 - 9:08pm

 James Frey is that you?

- No. I write fiction, and claim it to be fiction. Rian is a pen name. I've lived with Ryan for 33 years. Now that I can have a pen name, I changed one letter. Same name, different spelling, that's all.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 1, 2012 - 9:09pm

But a whole different outlook.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 1, 2012 - 9:16pm

I don't know, that sounds french to me.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 1, 2012 - 9:18pm

The French do have a different outlook.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 1, 2012 - 9:19pm

I'm just teasing Rian.  From on now, I am DannE.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest February 1, 2012 - 9:20pm

Kinda like Wall-E

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 1, 2012 - 9:21pm

Exactly, and you say it the same way. (Dan-EEEEEE).

 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 1, 2012 - 9:22pm

Can I still just be Utah?

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest February 1, 2012 - 9:25pm

Nope... it's U-Taw... And from now on, you don't smoke, you chew chaw. And you'll start a blog called, Chewing Chaw with U-Taw... Cause isn't that what people from Utah and Texas do? Or is that Kentucky? I can't remember...

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 1, 2012 - 9:58pm

My fucking nickname now has to have a nickname.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest February 1, 2012 - 10:06pm

Yeah... You're like a rapper with fifteen different names, with the exception of the one his parents gave him...

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drea from Rural Alberta, Canada is reading between the lines February 1, 2012 - 10:31pm

To the original question, I vote for more disturbing scenes. I will always have a terrible time reading about rape when described in detail (the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and scenes like the stoning in A Thousand Splendid Suns will gut me like a trout without fail. It is a wonderful sensation to be taken all the way over the edge by a story and then other times it's almost worse when the writer brings us to the cusp and lets our imaginations fill in the blanks. I want my stories to make people put the book down and then think about it when they are washing dishes and wonder why. 

+ 1,000,000 to the reference to the imagery in the Road. 

the sleeping beauty series was great for deconstructing taboos.

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch February 1, 2012 - 10:47pm

Two words: Twin Peaks!

You don't know my reference, you're missing out.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest February 1, 2012 - 10:51pm

The tv show? If we're going with tv shows, hands down Yo Gabba Gabba... That's the most disturbing thing I have ever seen...

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest February 1, 2012 - 10:52pm

This is pretty disturbing too...

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Nighty Nite from NJ is reading Grimscribe: His Lives and Works February 1, 2012 - 11:44pm

Pretty much anything penned by the Marquis de Sade.

Also, Naked Lunch has some weird ass disturbing imagery. Thanks, Burroughs.

“Did I ever tell you about the man who taught his asshole to talk?"

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 2, 2012 - 5:59am

I always thought Rian with an i was the way trendy moms spelled little girl's names.  But French works too. 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 2, 2012 - 6:30am

Oh.  Ouch.  Well, Utah with a U is the trendy way moms spell Utah.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest February 2, 2012 - 6:39am

Nope, it's actually with a Y... My mom had me before trendy moms were the norm... 

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest February 2, 2012 - 6:31am

Ouch implies when something hurts.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 2, 2012 - 6:33am

Which I did.  Don't judge me.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest February 2, 2012 - 6:35am

I misread... Would you like a Band-Aid

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 2, 2012 - 6:37am

Please.  And some scotch.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest February 2, 2012 - 6:38am

How about an Ace bandage and some rubbing alcohol? I just woke up...

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 2, 2012 - 6:43am

No thanks.  Have my own medicine cabinet here. 

Slippery slope we almost got on.  First you offer me the medicine, then I accept.  Then you do the *does this* thing that IRC RPG folks do and I respond *giggles, sighs, bats lashes* and the next thing you know I'm dressed up as Little Bo Peep covered with a mixture of honey and petroleum jelly while you strike arcs through a set of jumper cables and grin through your Hannibal Lecter mask.

Crisis averted. 

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest February 2, 2012 - 6:47am

Huh?

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 2, 2012 - 6:51am

Well, "crisis averted" means "Whew, we didn't do that, thank God."  Unless you already have the jumper cables out and so I should understand "Huh?" to mean, "I am terribly disappointed."  *starts looking around for the honey*

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest February 2, 2012 - 6:54am

I get crisis averted. It's Then you do the *does this* thing that IRC RPG folks do and I respond *giggles, sighs, bats lashes* and the next thing you know I'm dressed up as Little Bo Peep covered with a mixture of honey and petroleum jelly while you strike arcs through a set of jumper cables and grin through your Hannibal Lecter mask where you lost me...

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 2, 2012 - 7:01am

*sighs* And another joke falls flat on its face.

How 'bout those Giants?

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest February 2, 2012 - 7:02am

Not baseball season... Keep trying... You'll get one this morning...

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest February 2, 2012 - 7:02am

And the Super Bowl has yet to be played.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 2, 2012 - 7:03am

*flushes toilet*  Whatevs.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest February 2, 2012 - 7:05am

'whatevs'? Really? Come on, man. You're better than that.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 2, 2012 - 7:14am

"*sighs* And another joke falls flat on its face."

I thought it was funny.  But I wouldn't base much on that.  No one gets my jokes and it is apparently socially acceptable to insult me...so...

whatevs

*sips coffee*

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 2, 2012 - 7:15am

If Zach Galifinsdklfj (insert appropriate, difficult-to-spell Greek last name of that Hangover guy here) can say it, I can too!  You're not the boss of me, Rian/Ryan!

Ri-Ry.  I like that.  We've accomplished something good here.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest February 2, 2012 - 7:16am

You silly kids and your silly way of speaking and typing... 

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest February 2, 2012 - 7:18am

Zach also wore a purse... Can't call me Ri-Ry... One of my best friends calls me that. I think she copyrighted it...