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    Need book reading ideas

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    Hey guys! i love to read all genres, but these days i am more in the mood for soething really dark, deep and maybe something moraly disturbing.
    Any suggestions?
     
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    Alan Heathcock's debut collection of short stories are all pretty dark, deep (though not sure what you mean by morally disturbing). It's 'literary' but still entertaining, focusing on telling stories, and the prose is very straightforward and honest, not at all self-conscious. It's good material to not only read and enjoy, if you're looking for some dark stories, but also to go back and study the craft, as I find it all of the highest quality writing as well. He has an author's website, as well as tons of reviews posted online, if you're interested in checking it out.
     
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    Perfume by Patrick Suskind
    Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
    Tess of the D'Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy.
    Macbeth by William Shakespeare
    The Monk by Matthew Lewis
    Turn of the Screw by Wilkie Collins
    Hound of Death by Agatha Christie
    Monday Mourning by Kathy Reichs
    Dialogue between a Priest and a Dying Man Marquis de Sade
    Holy Willie's Prayer by Robert Burns
    Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
    Tales of the Otori by Lian Hearne
    Brothers Bishop by Bart Yates (be prepared for rotten ending though as in rubbish)
    Trial of Socrates by Plato.
    Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards.
     
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    moonlight on the avenue of faith by gina nahai was off the freaking chain
     
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    Edgar Allan Poe.

    For less dark stories try Vince Flynn, Tom Clancy, Jim Butcher, Brad Thor, Stephen Hunter, Agatha Christie, J.R.R. Tolkien, George Orwell, JD Salinger, Oscar Wilde, and Alexandre Dumas.
     
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    I agree with Elgaisma's suggestions, also just want to add Wuthering Heights.
     
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    Alas, disturbing. Well, the closest I could suggest would be The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien. If you want a 'how about we go kill everything and have a bunch of sex' kind of book you could also go for The Wolf's Hour by Robert McCammon.
     
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    Less than Zero or American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis.
     
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    Journey to the End of the Night by Louis Ferdinand Celine. It's the most depressing book I've ever read.
     
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    Patterson has a wide range of books out. I recommend any of the Alex Cross novels if you're hungry for a little murder investigation.
     
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    The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
     
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    Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness in the West--by Cormac McCarthy. It's dark. Some loss of sanity may be involved.
     
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    The Road by Cormac McCarthy another good one. Don't watch the movie first.
     

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