This question was suggested by Kia Abdullah:
What author has most disturbed you? There are some obvious ones like Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho) and Iain Banks (The Wasp Factory), but the author that has disturbed me most is Richard Laymon. I read a few of his books when I was younger (Endless Night, Island, Quake) and, yikes, they still make me feel queasy. Clearly, there was a sick attraction though since I read more than one…
Which book or author has most touched a nerve and disturbed you?
I’d have to go with Vladimir Nabokov and Lolita. My negative feelings about that book burn with white hot suns and I really don’t care how pretty the prose is.
What about you?
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Art: Visión fantástica o Asmodea by Francisco de Goya