Need Book Recommendations
November 15, 2006 8:36 AM Subscribe
Why are the good books these days always so disturbingly violent? Looking for suggestions.
posted by vermontlife to Writing & Language (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Okay, due to my own experiences, I cannot read a book or watch a movie that has sexual violence towards children, or torture, or serial killers. It disturbs me for DAYS. I don't get how people can do such horrible things to other people, and I don't know why they would write about it and call it entertainment. I can understand about writing for the healing process. I would like to say that I don't hide from the ugly dark side of human nature... but damn it all, I do, and I don't care anymore who knows it. I don't want to read about that kind of pain. Why is it a pre-requisite these days that any "good" book have something traumatic take place in it. I don't want to NEVER AGAIN read a book with some kind of violence in it... I just want some damn options. Maybe some kind of rating system.
I'm hoping you brilliant people can help me read something of substance that meets one or more of the following criteria:
1. Current release (within the last 20 years)
2. Fiction of any kind except pulp fiction
3. Well written
Thanks in advance.