Posted by Bonny on February 04, 1998 at 21:18:45:
In response to just wondering, written by Emmy on January 11, 1998 at 04:09:42
] What is the most twisted book you have ever read. I've found myself not having time to read books that require concentration (ie JA, CB, EB, HJ ect) and all the new release are too easy. I just sail through them I don't really enjoy them (latest disapointment She's come undone good book, but I read it in three days) anyway, My point is that I like really messed up books, ie The World According to Garp, when I don't really want the think. at least they keep me entertained. Any ideas????
A sort of twisted book I once read which made an impression was called "the year it rained". The protagonist, a 17 yr old schizophrenic girl who was beginning to control her condition with medication, gave ironic comment on the world, which was more twisted than her own inner state. She was particularly scathing on the institution she had to attend instead of school, run by the insanely funny Sid, who insisted on "warm fuzzies", constant hugs, as therepeutic. I still remember almost word for word this scene which takes place between Sid and the girl, he requires an interview with her to get to the bottom of her (fairly normal ) behaviour, which is I think general disinterestedness in the school and in particular a row with John, a suitor, at the same school.
' "Basically Sid, John wants to fuck me more than I want to fuck him."Sid loves this kind of talk.'
Hmmn thats all i can remember w. for w. , Sid goes on to say something like sex is merely a "few inches of flesh rubbing together for mutual pleasure" and advises her to submit to John's wishes, then requests a warm fuzzy.
This girl also uses sex to fill a void in her life, could be loss of her father, can't remember, but her life is fairly twisted... I liked her for her sarcasm, and because she goes to art galleries by herself, two endearing traits.
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