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Do you get scared when you read ever?
#1
Do you get scared when you read? I usually don't get scared, and when I do I only get a little scared. I like horror books for the suspense, though.

If you get scared, do you get scared while you are reading or after you have been reading and put down the book?
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#2
Not necessarily scared, more disturbed. Last time I was disturbed by a book was with Brett Easton Ellis's American Psycho at the insouciant, almost blase manner in which the central character metes out violence (at one point he matter-of-fact-ly spoons the eyes out of street urchin.)
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#3
I didn't read that book, but I want to. I saw the movie American Psycho. Is that based on the book? The movie is definitely disturbing.
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#4
I don't like being scared because I can't get to sleep! But I do enjoy being disturbed and/or creeped out.
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#5
Sometimes, I get scared, sometimes I don't. when I was much younger, I could get scared. But now, when sometimes I read again th same books, I hardly get scared.
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#6
The only book i can remember being truly disturbed by was Dracula. I know it sounds silly, but i happened to be reading the part where the count seduces Mina, him entering the room as a bat....shutters banging, her screaming.... and it happend to be 1 oclock in the morning in the middle of a thunderstorm, the atmosphere was significantly heightened by the weather. Same with Frankenstein, though not to the same degree.
The only book i can remember being truly disturbed by was Dracula. I know it sounds silly, but i happened to be reading the part where the count seduces Mina, him entering the room as a bat....shutters banging, her screaming.... and it happend to be 1 oclock in the morning in the middle of a thunderstorm, the atmosphere was significantly heightened by the weather. Same with Frankenstein, though not to the same degree.
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#7
What scares me during reading is far from Gothic fiction... It would be off-topic to post it here.
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#8
I scared myself by reading Dracula but I was quite young, early teens. I remember reading the Exorcist too around that time and having to leave the light on.
Now I don't, I'm more disturbed by violent scenes although I did read a short story recently in bed and had to skim read the last bit as I was feeling a bit nervous about being in the house alone. That's good writing if it can make me feel like that. I read it again properly in the daylight and was fine.
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#9
it is always scary to read these books.
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