12 Lighthearted and Campy Films From The 80s And 90s

Recently, a forum user narrowed things down a bit more, requesting suggestions for “the weirdest or most repulsive book you’ve read.”

They gave examples of some of their favorites including Katherine Dunn’s Geek Love and Chuck Palahniuk’s Choke as guideposts, and others took it from there.

120 Days of Sodom by Marquis de Sade

The story follows four men who are seeking the limits of pleasure by taking a group of teenagers and four madams to an isolated castle and forcing the teens to engage in various horrifying acts.

Filth by Irvine Welsh

Filth follows detective sergeant Bruce Robertson as he engages in a multitude of cruel and salacious acts against the people around him and on himself.

Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z Brite

Two comments suggest the novel Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z Brite, but the only description either gave was “vile stuff.” It seems like a reasonable enough description of a novel that follows a serial killer who’s also a cannibal and a necrophiliac.

Rant by Chuck Palahniuk

The novel is a fictional oral history of the titular character nicknamed “Rant” and his impact on the people in his life. A life that included playing with animal organs, seeking out bites from rabid animals, and destructive games focused on crashing cars.

Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs

The novel is told in chaotic vignettes primarily focused on sex and drugs as relayed by the character William Lee, who makes his way through the fictional space known as “Interzone.”

Veniss Underground by Jeff Vandermeer

The novel draws from the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice and Dante’s Inferno but places these classical inspirations into a dystopian world full of mutilated and horrifically transformed cybernetic humans.

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