When I was reading through Antiq's thread
about moments from Sir Terry's books that really stuck with people, I noticed that a good few of them were the grim, horrifying kind of moment - the death-roll in Jingo, the prisoners in Night Watch, things like that.
So, here's my question: what images in any books (Pratchett or otherwise) stuck with you because they horrified you, frightened you or gave you the shivers? They don't have to have literally
given you nightmares, but they must have at least made you go
This isn't about the saddest
moments in books, though there may be some overlap - it's about the gruesome ones. Here are a few of mine.
- The awful, seething mass of rats in The Amazing Maurice.
- The destruction of the Sandleford Warren in Watership Down.
- Maedhros, in the Silmarillion, hanging on Thangorodrim.
So what about you guys?
(If this ground has been covered or this isn't in the right place, do excuse me, I'm very new.)
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