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writersblock14

I'm intending on writing a book that just makes the reader breakdown and cry. I wanted to know if there were any other books that I could take a look into like this or has this effect?
 

Aeryn

Senior Member
Night by Elie Wiesel

That is the saddest book I have ever read. Well, that and Where The Red Fern Grows. =]
 

kerpoe

Senior Member
It is a war book, it is brilliant and everyone at the end of it cries!

IT is called......All Quiet On The Western Front by Erich Remarque
 
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Ruiner999

Another war novel, A Farewell to Arms. Something about the protagonist's apathy is just saddening to realize.
 

Ralizah

Senior Member
Re: re:sad books?

kerpoe said:
It is a war book, it is brilliant and everyone at the end of it cries!

IT is called......All Quiet On The Western Front by Erich Remarque

I remember that book made me cry at the end. It was so awful and boring that when it finally ended I was crying in glee. ^^;

Anyhow, I haven't read 'Night,' but my old girlfriend had, and she said it was emotionally destructive. Take that for what it's worth. I'll read it myself one day.
 

Zatoichi

Member
Re: re:sad books?

kerpoe said:
It is a war book, it is brilliant and everyone at the end of it cries!

IT is called......All Quiet On The Western Front by Erich Remarque

All Quiet on the Western Front made my break down, that one and also Fallen Angels.
 

Delight

Member
It seems strange that you would start with that, instead of starting from a point of characterization or even a situational viewpoint.

You are writing *expressly* to make your reader cry? Why bother?
 
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Ruiner999

Some of the situations depicted in books are just so overwhelming that they are just hard to read without showing some form of emotional release. All Quiet on the Western is a great book, but it wasn't as devastating as some of the stuff in The Catcher in the Rye, or A Farewell To Arms. Just my two cents, so feel free to disagree.
 

Drzava

Senior Member
Aeryn said:
Night by Elie Wiesel

That is the saddest book I have ever read. Well, that and Where The Red Fern Grows. =]

A child's account of the Holocaust in which millions were brutally murdered or........some hillbilly's dogs die on him.




:lol:
 

kerpoe

Senior Member
Re: re:sad books?

Zatoichi said:
kerpoe said:
It is a war book, it is brilliant and everyone at the end of it cries!

IT is called......All Quiet On The Western Front by Erich Remarque

All Quiet on the Western Front made my break down, that one and also Fallen Angels.

Fallen Angels...definately a good one
 

Saponification

Senior Member
First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung. Story of a girl who survived the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. It will make you cry for the state of the lit. world.

Parts of Hey Nostradamus!, Douglas Coupland.
 

Hodge

pliable
Senior Member
Where the Red Fern Grows made me cry (I'm a guy). Night didn't though, and I actually thought the way Wiesel wrote about it made it seem less nasty than it actually was. Of course, I read the former when I was in 4th grade and the latter when I was in 10th, so maybe that has something to do with it.

Umm, The Running Man was really sad near the end, but that's just me...
 
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