Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk - NOT for the young or weak of mind/heart/stomach. 17 individuals participate in a secret writers' retreat. They are locked inside an abandoned theatre and told to write a story in the 3 months they are there. At first, the place is harmless, but soon, bad things start happening. The main plot is interspersed by fascinating, usually disturbing, stories of the people's pasts. It's really gross at some points, but very good.
Feed by MT Anderson - The novel depicts a future world in which the Internet has evolved into the "Feednet"; a computer network to which the brains of American citizens are directly connected by means of an implanted computer chip called a "Feed". Privacy has become a thing of the past; Corporations are free to monitor and manipulate citizens' thoughts, people's thoughts are interrupted by the mental equivalent of pop-up ads, sometimes to a debilitating degree, and the government can even subpoena one's memories. The novel is a dark satire about corporate power, consumerism, information technology, and data mining carried to terrifying extremes.
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It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini - A depressed teenager named Craig Gilner checks himself into a mental hospital. While in the hospital, he meets a group of interesting and diverse people, and discovers how to truly make himself happy.
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