And the titles are:
- A Good Man is Hard to Find, by Flannery O'Connor
- The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
- Disgrace, by J.M. Coetzee
- Blindness, by Jose Saramago
- American Psycho, by Bret Easton Ellis
- Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
- Tropic of Cancer, by Henry Miller
- The 120 Days of Sodom, by Marquis de Sade
- Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin
- Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy
And I'm a little surprised that George Orwell's 1984 didn't make the list. Maybe the fact that we're so accustomed to living in the world of constant warfare and Big Brother, we don't find that one quite as disturbing as we once did.
If I had to suggest a book for the list, I think it would be The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist. Not as well-known as the books on Flavorwire's list, but it's a portrait of a society that's certainly one of the most chilling I've ever encountered (see why in my review here). I'm sure I could come up with other possibilities if I thought about it a while, but in general I try to stay away from books that expose me to the darker side of humanity. If I want that kind of exposure, I just watch TV.