Margaret Atwood likes to challenge her readers with stories that pull the rug from under their feet. She did it in Oryx and Crake (the wonderful and depressing), and she
In one of the best novels he ever wrote, Neil Gaiman is examining our childhood memories and their darkest secrets in a both touching and eerie way.
"The Stand" is one of Stephen King's best works. But you know what they say about his good books, you don't really want to read them.