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Old 03-04-2020, 05:33 PM   #46
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I don't recall any books scaring me when I was young. I do remember being disturbed by The Pearl when I was 13 or so. Never really got over it...

I read Helter Skelter when I was 14 or so. It was certainly appalling, but I think at that age I was very removed from that kind of horror, and hadn't seen enough of the real world yet to really get it.

As an adult, it's much harder for me to read such things. I had to put For a Song and a Hundred Songs: A Poet's Journey Through a Chinese Prison aside because it was so brutal.
I was 13 when I saw Helter Skelter on TV. Didn't disturb me at all.
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I was 13 when I saw Helter Skelter on TV.

That explains it.
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Old 03-10-2020, 01:05 PM   #48
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As a kid (and as an adult) I loved creepy stories and they didn't really disturb me at all. I remember loving The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Rip Van Winkle and Tailypo as a kid.

The book that really disturbed me was a copy my grandmother had of Babes in the Wood. The story of two children sent to the woods to be murdered, escape that and wander in the woods until they die of exposure. That messed with me.

Another book that I'd love to find again was a children's book, written from the perspective of a kid, laying in bed with his face to the wall. He senses a monster creeping into his room and up to his bed to eat him before it abruptly leaves. Finally, the kid rolls over, the room is empty, he goes to the window and sees the tail of the monster as it heads down the street. The whole book was based on hearing the creak of the stairs, door, floorboards, the hot breath on his back. It was creepy and inappropriate and I loved it.
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Old 03-11-2020, 03:12 AM   #49
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(...) It was creepy and inappropriate and I loved it.
Are you sure you are talking about a book? Because this sounds like my ex-boyfriend.
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