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Books about Violence? (1 Viewer)

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The Lone Prospector

I'm looking for some good books about violence....no, not any action-adventure schmaltz or intestine-ripping horror, but works in the vein of "A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess that try to examine the psychological impact of violence on a person and their family and friends.

I need a good grounding in the topic for my own examination of violence that I will attempt in an upcoming short story. Thanks in advance.


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Read Thomas Harris' Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal.

Also look at Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho.

The Lone Prospector

Thanks for the replies...I'll add those mentioned to the pile at some point.