(Spoiler Alert) Dispensing Death without Hesitation

Warning: This article contains spoilers on the books, please be advised.

I just finished “Pretty Girls” by Karin Slaughter and I feel pretty miserable. The only thing that really motivated me to finish the book was the hope that the main characters managed to get justice for their sister.  Who was one of many girls tortured and killed by sick, twisted monsters (in the figurative sense). In short, I really wanted slow, painful deaths for those villains. Sadly, the ending didn’t really satisfy me. Any form of justice OR VENGEANCE wouldn’t be able to undo the tragedies of that happened to the victims and their families (who are also victims in another way).

Which is why I temporarily turned to those instances wherein I derived a lot of satisfaction from villains get their final comeuppance. Just to take my mind of my melancholy

So first of all, a question: Have you ever felt joy during and even after reading of the death of a particularly despicable character? Then you might appreciate these books

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Terrible in a Good Way: Books that put me in Rec’ing Dilemma

Have you ever read a really great book that wrecked you on a mental and/or emotional level? Have you end up debating with yourself if you should get your book-loving friends to read it or not?

The books I’m referring to are good enough to keep you on your toes and make you form emotional attachments with the characters. But your peace of mind and worldview will be shaken since some fiction writer decided that newspaper articles just weren’t enough to give you a dose of what a messed up world we live in.
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