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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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Remainder by Tom McCarthy

For more sanity-dissolving books about mental unraveling, try these next…

The Deep Whatsis by Peter Mattei for insight into the psychological devastations wrought by creative ad agencies

Here Lies Gerald by Robert Travieso for a delusional subway ride into mental collapse

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville for a book that’s less about finding a white whale and more about a monomaniac losing his mind 

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger to remind yourself that your childhood hero was suffering from a nervous breakdown

This post was guest edited by Benjamin Samuel, Co-Editor of Electric Literature and Recommended Reading. You can find him on Twitter.

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