Dis­tur­bia

Three un­set­tling clas­sics for you to have and to hold this Hal­loween.

Marie Claire (Malaysia) - - Culture -

FLOW­ERS IN THE ATTIC BY V.C. AN­DREWS

If you have never come across this book in your pre-teen years, count your­self blessed. First pub­lished in 1979, Flow­ers in the Attic was the il­licit naughty book that had both brave girls and adults whis­per­ing. We won’t give away too much of the story, but it in­volves a nar­cis­sis­tic mother, a sadis­tic grand­mother, and in­cest.

LOLITA BY VLADIMIR NABOKOV

Nabokov’s work tells the story of a man who mar­ries a wo­man to get close to her 12-year-old daugh­ter. There is al­most a sense of voyeurism as the reader gets a glimpse into the psy­che of a pe­dophile, enough to leave you feel­ing like a creep your­self.

IT BY STEPHEN KING

The creepy clown trend dates back all the way to the 80s, when Stephen King first pub­lished It. The nar­ra­tive takes place over two dif­fer­ent time­lines, when the characters carry their fear into adult­hood. This com­ing-of-age read is one that dis­cusses child­hood trauma and the power of mem­ory.

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