> That reminds me: far and away the most disturbing book I've ever read
> abduction/abuse is Sabine Dardenne's I CHOOSE TO LIVE. This was written by
> Belgian girl who was abducted from her bicycle on her way to school. She
> in a bunker under an abandoned house for months and used as a sex slave.
> other little girls held by the same sociopath died of starvation when he
left them for
> a two week vacation. Dardenne's survival is a testament to her extreme
> and intelligence.
> Patrick King
The last line may be true and give an otherwise exploitative and prurient
work inherent value, but I simply would not be able to read that type of
book. As a reader of genre fiction that is definitely not of the cozy
variety -- horror, suspense, noir, hardboiled, etc. -- I read a lot of rough
and tough stuff. But kids and abuse and torture...that's the one place I
Anyone else? Or am I just overly sensitive in this regard?
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