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The creators of this very brief video (4:16) know that abortion is a sensitive topic and even many pro-lifers find brutally honest pictures of aborted babies very unsettlingly.
Still, the portrayal of the dysfunction lurking in all facets of a superficially ordered world, combined with the unsettlingly close-hitting depiction of a parents desire for retribution in the face of an innocent toddlers senseless death and legal limitations on the punishment meted out to minors, make Confessions both an enjoyable read for fans of the genre and an uncomfortable reminder of how thin the veneer of civilized behavior may be in the world and in ourselves.
This story is thought-provoking and easy -- sometimes unsettlingly easy -- to relate to.
Putting an end to these atrocities, however, has proved unsettlingly difficult because there is no one-size-fits-all solution.
Points of view shift from Eva to Grace to the unnamed killer, giving readers the chance to experience Eva's panic at "seeing" her loved ones perish; see Grace's steely resolve to both help her friend and remain above all the social drama in their small, Southern town; and most unsettlingly, get a glimpse into the mind of a deranged psychopath.
It is an effect that appears unsettlingly intrusive, as if someone had sought to deliberately efface the work.
Hunter'' is a fascinating song, straddling the line between something romantic and something unsettlingly predatory.
A presidential election that was widely touted by Afghanistan's foreign occupiers as well as by its native elites as a game-changer is fearsomely becoming an explosive powder-keg that could possibly engulf the war-torn country in a horrific civil strife, more unsettlingly, on ethnic lines.
Trying to untangle the intricacies of the education system in a foreign country is daunting, and for many expats, the Swiss way of doing things is unsettlingly different.
The Act of Killing" was perhaps 2013's most audacious documentary, in which director Joshua Oppenheimer interviewed former leaders of 1960s Indonesian death squads and enticed some to cheerfully reenact executions they had performed, providing unsettlingly surreal visual aides to help auds picture a massacre that went largely ignored by Western media.
Readers who like a cosy and comforting book should totally avoid Margo Lanagan, The Brides of Rollrock Island(12)--it is a development of ancient selkie and mysteries lurking under the seas into an unsettlingly brilliant mix of desires, wishes and fate: David Fickling Books, 7.