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Literature

The Trial by Franz Kafka

I got about halfway through this book and thought "I don't even know what this protagonist is going to trial about... maybe I missed something". So I asked ChatGPT what he had been arrested for. ChatGPT said that the book never reveals the reason he is facing trial....

The Swimming Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst

This book was about the homosexual experience at a certain time and place in history (England in the mid-twentieth century). This book is brimming with gay lust and I found reading it triggering at first. The main character was a mid-twenties gay aristocrat in England...

The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

I found this book very worthwhile precisely because it showed me what some of my triggers were. I've always thought if I had a girlfriend and she cheated on me I would kill the both of them. Such was how taboo I found adultery. But in this book (where the protagonist...

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

This book really grabbed my attention although though I found it triggering at times. I found the portrayal of the small-town south quite charming. It showed me a perspective on what life was like in another country at certain time in history and I liked it. It...