Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 2 months ago

What's the most negative book you've ever read?

I read "The Shrine of Jeffrey Dahmer" by Brian Masters and "Newtown: An American Tragedy" by an author I don't remember.

Both extremely disturbing because they go deep into both Dahmer's and Lanza's minds. 

I didn't need some details, though I am old enough to handle it. 

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    I don’t think those books are remotely negative. I think you have a negative reaction to their content.

    For negative books I’ll go with The Dinner by Herman Koch. The quality of the writing was the only thing that kept me reading it. I generally don’t have problems with unsympathetic characters, but these people were vile. I wanted to shower each time I read it.

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