What are the best mind-disturbing books?

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    #1Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    Ready Player One is a science fiction and dystopian novel by Ernest Cline published in 2011. It is about Wade Watts' search for an Easter egg hidden inside a virtual reality game world. It has a film adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg.


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    Terry Beck
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Ready Player One: A Novel is a futuristic look at the year 2045 but loaded with the pop culture of the 1980's. The book has a lot of cliches but also includes a strong female heroine who gets by on intelligence alone. The novel is worthy of a read and has an interesting take on virtual reality and gaming that should connect with a lot of readers."
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    #2Heart of a Dog

    Heart of a Dog

    Heart of a Dog is a science fiction novel written by Mikhail Bulgakov which is a satire about the Soviet people. This has been completed after Bulgakov's early novel in 1925. It can also be read as a parable of the Russian Revolution. 


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    Juan Fisher
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "The story presented here is funny in some ways, but actually quite disturbing because it involves a dog that was made part human with a surgical procedure. It is witty, and clever, and definitely something I recommend to everyone."
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    #3The Mysteries of Udolpho

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

    Emily St. Aubert is an orphan who finds herself in a castle she doesn't want to be in and separated from the man she loves. In that castle, owned by Montoni who is her aunt's new husband, she will have to face many challenges, both real or coming from her imagination. 


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    #4House of Leaves

    House of Leaves

    House of Leaves is a book by Mark Danielewski that tells the story of Johnny Truant. He is an assistant of a tattoo artist who found a notebook of a dead man. What it contains are recorded videotaped that contain interviews. 


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    Shirley Ma
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is a great horror book that requires you to actually read the physical books. It takes advantage of the medium and tells various stories depending on how you read the book. This is definitely one you want to just read and not look into the story much. "
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    #5The Ghost Bride

    The Ghost Bride
    The Ghost Bride is a historical fantasy novel by Yangsze Choo. Set in 19th-century China, it tells the story of Li Lian, who gets an offer to become the ghost bride of a rich family's dead son through a spirit marriage.


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    Ethan Mendoza
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I love horror and supernatural so The Ghost Bride was a must read. It was very weird novel that had a lot of Chinese folklore in it. I found it very entertaining and would recommend to anybody that likes the supernatural. "
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    #6The Haunting of Hill House

    The Haunting of Hill House
    Published in 1959, this book narrates the story of Hill House, a haunted mansion that it is said to have held many supernatural encounters. One day, Dr. John Montague, decided to find out for good what was going on in that house, and with three other people decided to stay a night there, with terrible consequences for all of them. 

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    Andrea Pena
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This quality presentation makes me feel like I'm in the story. Although it's a relatively short book, and can easily be read within a day or less, it is skillfully written."
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    1Q84 is a fantasy fiction book written by Haruki Murakami which centers on a young woman named Aomame who follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. 


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    Esteban Quezada
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I enjoy books that give me a trippy experience of some sort. 1Q84 is a great example of that because I felt like I was in the Aomame's shoes while events in the story took place, it also made me feel uncomfortable at times which I enjoyed."
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    #8The Mist

    The Mist

    The Mist is a horror novella by the acclaimed author of horror, Stephen King. First published in 1980, it has been adapted into a movie in 2007 and a TV mini-series in 2017. 


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    Janet Wagner
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This is classic Stephen King. I greatly enjoyed this horror filled read. It kept me on the edge of my seat. I ordered through Amazon and paid a great price and even better, I got the book in two days. If you like horror and Stephen King, this book is him at his best."
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    #9The Satyricon

    The Satyricon

    The Satyricon is a Latin novel written by Petronius Arbiter published by Oxford University Press in 1999. It is about the Encolpius,  his lover Giton and his friend Ascyltus. 


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    #10The Breath of God: A Novel of Suspense

    The Breath of God: A Novel of Suspense
    The Breath of God: A Novel of Suspense is a mystery, thriller, suspense and historical fiction novel written by Jeffrey Small. It was published March 1, 2011 by West Hills Press.

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    Diane Coleman
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "If you like Dan Brown (Da Vinci Code), you might like this book. Jeffrey Small's style is very similar, though not as polished, as Dan Brown. I had more questions than answers at the end, and I enjoyed that. Definitely worth checking out. "
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    #11Second Glance

    Second Glance

    Second Glance is a romance fiction and suspense novel written by Jodi Picoult. This book was originally published in April 2003 by the Simon & Schuster. It follows the investigation of Ross Wakerman after a land under a sacred controversy.


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    Abel Velasco
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This was part of a book club read. I didn't find it too enjoyable. The chapters drag on, and the people are hollow. "
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    #12Codex Seraphinianus. Ein Orbis Pictus des Universums der Phantasie

    Codex Seraphinianus. Ein Orbis Pictus des Universums der Phantasie

    Codex Seraphinianus. Ein Orbis Pictus des Universums der Phantasie is a fictional mystery book written by Luigi Serafini. This mystery book was published in 1981 by Prestel.


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    Daniel Foster
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "The best mind-disturbing book is Codex Seraphinianus. Ein Orbis Pictus des Universums der Phantasie written by Luigi Serafini. The book is an artists work rather than an actual book to be read. It is written in a made-up language in order to give "readers" the feeling of when you first looked at a book and didn't understand the text on the pages."
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    #13The Time Machine

    The Time Machine
    One classic novel and one of the first books of taking time travel and Victorian technology as a thematic instalment. H.G. Wells tells the story of a man that creates a time machine and travels to the future where the world is divided into two different races, the Eloi and the Morlocks.

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    Ann Willis
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Are you a fan of sci-fi and time travel? Then this book is for you. Travel into the future to learn about new cultures. This is a can't put down book."
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    #14The White People and Other Weird Stories

    The White People and Other Weird Stories

    The White People and Other Weird Stories is a speculative fantasy novel written by Arthur Machen. Edited by S. T. Joshi and with the foreword provided by Guillermo del Toro, it was published in 1904.


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    Jerry Gibson
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "If you are interested in the best mind-disturbing books, then The White People and Other Weird Stories will be a fantastic read. It's a fantasy novel written by Arthur Machen about a supernatural tale."


Best What are the best mind-disturbing books
1Ready Player OneBooks 52 Paid
2Heart of a DogBooks 41 Paid
3The Mysteries of UdolphoBooks 40 Paid
4House of LeavesBooks 38 Paid
5The Ghost BrideBooks 35 Paid
6The Haunting of Hill House Books 30 Paid
71Q84Books 29 Paid
8The MistBooks 24 Paid
9The SatyriconBooks 20 Paid
10The Breath of God: A Novel of SuspenseBooks 18 Paid

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