The Saddest Book You Ever Read

Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Maple al'Tree, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. Falone Charpontier

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    Wow, that is wonderful!
     
  2. Grond Sothron

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    Armor by John Steakley.
     
  3. Cahalan Sothron

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    And then you told me to read it. Gee, thanks :grumble :lol
     
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    You love that book too!
     
  5. Cahalan Sothron

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    I mean, "love" is a strong word. I didn't hate it, certainly, though I still liked Vampire$ better.
     
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    Nah fam
     
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    :facepalm
     
  8. Enya Tawarwaith

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    I think the book I've cried that hardest over is one about how one has to be sooo perfect as a mom. Can't remember the title, and seems I've lent it to someone :look
     
  9. Arevori

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    "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston
    It was required reading for school, a short read, but ouch my heart.
    I thought the relationships leading up to Tea Cake were rough, but Light! the whole ending with the rabies, and the murder trail still sticks with me.
     
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    Odd Thomas absolutely destroyed me the first time I read it...
     
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    Good Night Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian. Kills me every time I read it.
     
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    It’s a tie between Tuesdays with Morrie and Saving Henry. Both true stories, both made me ugly cry.
     
  13. Jarl Lewin

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    The saddest book I ever read is also my favourite: Wuthering Heights. I am melancholic by disposition, and when I picked this up and flipped to a random page and read "It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now. He's more myself than I am!" I knew I had to read this book. I went on to read Miss Bronte's poetry as well, and I could not believe how they struck me. I read a few books about the Bronte family, and was inspired to write this poem:

    What passion behind that calm reserve!
    Where there ever any to put
    such powerful visions to the page that, if seen,
    would be as potent
    as when written down by her . . . and read?

    'She's more myself than I am.'
    'It is unutterable!'

    The Parson's daughter, plain and quiet;
    the author behind the gentleman's name;
    the Woman

    Emily Jane.

    (For Emily Jane)

    :$
     
  14. Alenya Al'Roran

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    Allegiant, the last book in the Divergent series. I cried through the last five or six chapters and for quite awhile after I finished it. That ending was devastating.
     
  15. Aduiavas Ida

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    I agree Alenya, it was a sad ending :cry
    I didn't like the plot in that last book, but I still cried at the ending :(
     
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    Without a doubt it has to be Jude the Obscure.

    When his son kills himself and his siblings as so worried about his parents it destroyed me.

    I was actually reading this part when on a nightbus at about three AM. Surrounded by other people coming home from clubs or work. I was actually sobbing out loud, like full body crying. I got some weird looks! I had to put the book down for about a week after that to recover.
     
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    Ah yes, Hardy is emotional reading.
     
  18. Maple al'Tree

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    I saw the avatar on the news feed and I was like .. oh hey .. she looks like me! .. and then, oh wait, wait, that IS me :lol Thanks for still posting to my topic :D

    I think "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes" was probably the first sad book I ever read as a child
     
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    Never Let Me Go. A dystopian science fiction novel by Kazuo Ishiguro.

    That book never really leaves me. I get a sad melancholy feeling just to think about it.:( The movie is also good.
    It’s hard to say something about it without spoiler it though.