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The Holocaust, Martin Gilbert.

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Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. I sobbed mysef to sleep after finishing that, although I was on fifteen at the time.
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The Green Mile.
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The Fault In Our Stars! Has anyone read it? Ugh, it got to me. Big time. I bawled!
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The Green Mile.
Yeah, I read the book as well. I finished reading it not long before the movie was announced. There were quite many differences between the book and the movie. When John Coffey was getting the electric chair, you could feel that knot in your gut, that a huge mistake is being made, and despite Coffey being innocent, he accepted his fate and was ready to move on to a better place.
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Dear Lew,

I would have to say, "Night" by Elie Wiesel. It only beats out Shindler's List by a hair though. In fact, they may be just tied but they pull in front of one another back and forth. It's tight.

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I generally try not to read sad things. If I want to get depressed I'll get sit on a mall and watch people. Oh there are other places to go as well. Sometimes I enjoy people watching, but generally it's sad to see the irrational things people do. It's almost as irrational as getting enjoyment from watching people.
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The last Harry Potter book...

I don't know. I don't read sad books.

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The Green Mile.
This would have been my pick before I finished my book The Seraphim Protocol. Since it's done I actually have to say my own. One reader ripped through all 360 pages in less than 2 days and I got an email from her immediately thereafter. It was two words:

"You asshole!"

Then she actually gave me a good critique, but was as upset reading the book as I was writing it. It's pretty rough.
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Die Walküre, libretto from Wagner's Ring der Niebelüngen.
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THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE now that was a sad book, man it made me cry, could not stop crying. But a great read.
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Default I'm probably dating myself in the worst way,

but the saddest books I've read are "Love Story," and "The Story of O."
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Originally Posted by Writing.Geek. View Post
Hey.

I'll start this off, the saddest book I've read is A Walk To Remember. I cried so much when I read it. It was just so sad.
1984 was quite sad, but I think that's what Orwell was trying to do.
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The saddest book I ever read...yeah.

It was the first book I wrote. The writing, and plot was so bad, it made me cry.
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Originally Posted by Domenic View Post
The saddest book I ever read...yeah.

It was thThe writing, and plot was so bad, it made me cry.


I was going to say that about Wicked.
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Phantom by Susan Kay was stunning and sad from beginning to end.
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I don't read much ... and I, too, try not to read sad things. That is why I have to say the saddest thing I remember reading was the part about the guy who wants to start fresh ... in Needful Things. That is where I would steal if I wanted to go for sad.

I don't know ... I never got emotionally attached to any of the people who die in The Hunger Games trilogy.
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I think the saddest book I've ever read is probably... Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I have never, ever, cried so much whilst reading something. The chapter, towards the end, The Forest Again had me bawling. I've read it several times since, and still, I cry! If I remember correctly, The Time Travellers Wife made me cry a fair amount.
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Last year I read Willy Vlautin's contemporary cult novel The Motel Life.

The prose is simple yet beautifully written, infused with pathos. Although I now store it in the bookscase I reserve for my very favourite books, I found the book's conclusion so devastating that I am unable to read it again.

It's so beautiful and yet so sad.
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Jessica by Bryce Courtenay.

The girl just can't catch a break!!! And I'm not really one for tears but the end had me sobbing.
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many film adaptations have made me cry but only even one book, Blaze by Richard Bachman (a psydenom (my spellings so bad the spell checks got nothing) of Stephen King) ive read it multiple times and every one ive got tears running down my face, and now I know what happens I start crying about two chapters before I get to it lol
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many film adaptations have made me cry but only even one book, Blaze by Richard Bachman (a psydenom (my spellings so bad the spell checks got nothing) of Stephen King) ive read it multiple times and every one ive got tears running down my face, and now I know what happens I start crying about two chapters before I get to it lol
Well I don't quite get to streaming tears, but I do well up when I know that point is coming when Homer Wells goes outside and shouts, 'Goodnight Fuzzy Stone.' Christ I'm tearing up now just typing that. If you know the book you'll get the reference.

P.S. it's pseudonym. Your spelling isn't bad Candy, it's a fiendishly tricky word that most people have problems with.
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The saddest book I've read would have to be Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro. Stared crying half way through and could neither stop nor put it down until the end! It's fantastic.
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Any of the Chicken Soup books... They all have me bawling my eyes out before I even get three of the stories read.
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I thought the First Law Trilogy was fairly sad... or perhaps sad isn't the right term... more like it was depressing, because despite all the 'growth' some characters showed, it never amounted to anything, and despite the 'change' other characters wished for, it never happened.
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Has anyone mentioned The Silmarillion by Tolkien? Has anyone else read it? Most depressing book I've ever read. I read it in high school and still remember the feeling from 15 years ago.
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In the entirety of my life there have been only three books I've read that have shook me to my very core. I don't cry easily at written material.

A Child Called "It" - By David Peltzer

Due to the events of this book, its characters and conflicts, I more than sympathize and understand the main character's trauma. To a way lesser extreme, I've lived at the hands of a monster when I was young. When I read this book, the tears wouldn't stop flowing.

Night - Be Eli Weisel

I'm a history fanatic when it comes to (in my opinion) the darkest chapter in the history of mankind, World War II. I've read journals, text books, stories, and many other accounts on the time period. Not just on the Allies, but on the Axis too. This book didn't hit me since I've become jaded through my fascination; until it got to one point in the story. When that little Jewish boy began to play his violin in the darkness, when it was described as a "Symphony for dead men" - just imagining the violin playing so clearly in my mind set me off.

His Dark Materials - The Amber Spyglass - Phillip Pullman

As it was with Night, only a certain point in this book hit me hard enough to make me cry. I can't exactly remember what page it was, or how it led up to it (it's been a while since I've read it) but when I hit that page and read it I choked up horribly! In the middle of my high school English Class no less!
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That would be ''Schaduwkind'' (Shadowchild) by P.F. Thomèse. In this book he pretty much describes the death of his daughter and how he dealt with it. If you can find an English version or if your Dutch, read it damn it!
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The Succubus series by Richelle Mead.
Fiction I know, but her characters had soul.
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