From the Wall Street Journal, a collection of the best books about the worst people.
This Sweet Sickness
By Patricia Highsmith (1960)
Patricia Highsmith admitted that she found writing about psychopaths “easy”—and who could forget the suave, amoral Tom Ripley or the petulant Bruno Anthony in “Strangers on a Train”? With the character David Kelsey in “This Sweet Sickness” she shows us not only a man being mad, but one going mad.
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By Alan Warner (1995)
When Morvern Callar discovers that her boyfriend has cut his own throat, she hardly reacts at all: “There was fright but I’d daydreamed how I’d be.” So begins this extraordinary novel by Alan Warner. We follow Morvern as she hides her boyfriend’s corpse in the attic, empties his bank account and submits the novel he has been writing to a publisher—under her own name.
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