27. I always felt that Marabou Stork Nightmares by Irwin Welsh ,(the guy who wrote Trainspotting) was quite dark, but mainly depressing. There is a twist right at the end of the book and it makes you question everything. It left me emotionally drained for two weeks after reading it. Normally, id move on to a new book straight away but I had to digest that book for a while first.
28. The Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes.
It’s a historical fiction novel based on the author’s real life experiences of being a marine corps officer in the Vietnam War.
It’s an incredibly realistic depiction of the horrors of the Vietnam War, as well as a look into racism between white and black soldiers.
The book gives pretty grim and brutal descriptions of war and details the life of a bush marine deep in the jungles of ‘nam.