Suggestions For Further Reading


J.G. Ballard, Running Wild, 1990

William Golding, Lord of the Flies, 1954 (suggestions for excerpts see “Warning to Parents” post-reading 3)

Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange, 1962

Doris Lessing, The Fifth Child, 1988

Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho, 1991

Jonathan Trigell, Boy A, 2004


Short Stories

Nathaniel Hawthorne, “Young Goodman Brown”, 1835: Fantastic Tales, Ib Johansen, Systime, 1983

Edgar Allan Poe, “The Black Cat”, 1843: The Lift, Alsing-Børgesen m.fl. Gyldendal, 1993

Raymond Carver, “Why, Honey”, 1976

Stephen King, The Man Who Loved Flowers, 1977:The Gothic Universe, Marianne Mortensen m.fl, Gyldendal, 2003

Stephen King, “Suffer the Little Children”

A Line of Cutting Women, Philip Hayes og John Hird, 1998

Chris Benvenuto, “I Have Made a Bronze Sunrise” (short story which shares similarities with the James Bulger case, also see below)

High Tech High Hope or High Risk, Kierkegaard og Randa, Systime, 1987

Ray Bradbury, “The Veldt”, 1950: 7 British Short Stories, Poul Kjeldsen, Gad, 1974

Graham Greene, “The Destructors”, 1954: England versus England, Teglbjærg og Dupont, Gad, 1977

Susan Hill, “The Badness Within Him”, 1973

Zombie and Vampire short stories



Ben Elton: Popcorn (1998) (questions and glossary, for excerpt see Spectators: ”The Knife Thrower” post-reading 4)

Arthur Miller: The Crucible (1952)

William Shakespeare: Othello (c. 1603)



Articles about the James Bulger case

Articles about the Breivik case

Lone Frank, “Ondskabens problem”, Weekendavisen, July 29, 2011

Hendrik Hertzberg: “Words and Deeds”, The New Yorker, January 24, 2011



A Clockwork Orange

Natural Born Killers

Pulp Fiction



Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Boy A