49. I used to work in a movie theater and on one slow day I found a graphic novel in the lost and found called Not Simple. I read the whole thing on my shift and it was the saddest, darkest, most depressing and tragic story I ever read.
In a nutshell it’s about a boy who’s looking for his lost sister, but it turns out the sister is actually his mom who was raped by their dad. The parents get divorced and his “mom” who is really his grandma ends up with the kid. She resents him for breaking up her marriage so she pimps him out. It just goes downhill from there. Then the kid and his sister/mom get AIDS from the same guy.
50. On the Beach. SPOILERS
It’s a product of the cold war era. Written from the perspective of Australia after a nuclear war, everyone else in the world is dead and Australians are just waiting for deadly radioactive fallout to reach them. People start having death races, and the government hands out euthanasia injections for free. It’s pretty dark.