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
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