Alissa Nutting

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American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

For more unhinged narrators with disturbing stories to tell, try these…

Tampa by Alissa Nutting for the bold, unflinching portrait of a young female teacher bent on seducing a 14-year old boy.

The Deep Whatsis by Peter Mattei for a dark satire that does for the modern marketing agency what American Psycho did for ‘80s Wall Street.

The Death of Bunny Monro by Nick Cave for the twisted, hilarious, sex-fueled adventures of a door-to-door salesman in the South of England.

The Room by Hubert Selby Jr. for a journey into the mind of a killer, and the sick fantasies of heroism and murder he imagines.

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Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov

On the 60th Anniversary of Nabokov’s controversial, sublime masterpiece, find more complicated protagonists and beautiful language in these…

Death in Venice by Thomas Mann for a writer’s escalating obsession with a young boy

She Came to Stay by Simone de Beauvoir for an existential story of hedonism and desire

Tampa by Alissa Nutting for a modern reversal of Lolita, with a female narrator seducing a young teenage boy

The Round House by Louise Erdich for coming of age against a dark backdrop of family secrets and violence

(for thesaharaofbraindust, twatmakesyoubeautiful & homeboundace)