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Re: Books that made me cry
« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2008, 03:40:48 pm »
The Time Travellers Wife - despite knowing what would happen, I still ended up crying

The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns - neither are amazingly well written but both tell extremely powerful stories

Probably some other stuff that I've forgotten about.

Nevil Chute, On a Beach.

Absolute floods of tears.
That's one of his books that I've yet to read.  (Oh & it's Shute, not Chute!)
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Re: Books that made me cry
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2008, 03:48:14 pm »
And its "On the Beach" not "On a Beach" :)
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Books that made me cry
« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2008, 06:37:42 pm »
Charlotte's Web - when I was 8.

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Re: Books that made me cry
« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2008, 07:10:39 pm »

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Re: Brooks that made me cry
« Reply #29 on: December 01, 2008, 07:11:42 pm »
I keep misreading this thread title as Brooks that made me cry.
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Re: Books that made me cry
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2008, 08:15:48 pm »
That would be the Swift I gave to Manotea, then.
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Re: Books that made me cry
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2008, 09:31:15 pm »
Le Grand Meaulnes - Alain-Fournier

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Re: Books that made me cry
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2008, 09:43:11 pm »
Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood.

Been there, done that, got the mental scars. :(

Oh yes.  Me too. 

On both counts!

There's a line in there - it's only to adults that little girls are small and sweet.  To each other they're lifesize. (I paraphrase) - that has really stuck with me.

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Re: Books that made me cry
« Reply #33 on: December 01, 2008, 09:44:30 pm »
The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns - neither are amazingly well written but both tell extremely powerful stories

Both of those for me, too.

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Re: Books that made me cry
« Reply #34 on: December 02, 2008, 11:15:13 am »
Little Nell is indeed OTT but when Joe dies in Hard Times that made me properly cry.

Re: Books that made me cry
« Reply #35 on: December 02, 2008, 11:23:17 am »

Last paragraph of "Watership Down". The bit about "running easily down the bank" or thereabouts.

Re: Books that made me cry
« Reply #36 on: December 02, 2008, 11:35:01 am »
Watership Down! I never finished it because, aged 10, every night I read it I was in floods. It was just too much. I haven't even watched the film.

How does it end?

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Re: Books that made me cry
« Reply #37 on: December 02, 2008, 11:37:17 am »
They all lived happily ever after and f*cked like rabbits. ;)
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

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Re: Books that made me cry
« Reply #38 on: December 02, 2008, 12:47:26 pm »
Watership Down! I never finished it because, aged 10, every night I read it I was in floods. It was just too much. I haven't even watched the film.

How does it end?

How far did you get?
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Re: Books that made me cry
« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2008, 01:47:08 pm »
Birdsong ~ Sebastian Faulks

Re: Books that made me cry
« Reply #40 on: December 02, 2008, 01:51:32 pm »
The Times World Atlas. It's big and I dropped it on my foot.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Books that made me cry
« Reply #41 on: December 02, 2008, 02:32:11 pm »
Watership Down! I never finished it because, aged 10, every night I read it I was in floods. It was just too much. I haven't even watched the film.

How does it end?

How far did you get?

I can't really remember. They were on an epic journey and one of the good guys just got killed. I guess that could be anywhere in the book...

Re: Books that made me cry
« Reply #42 on: December 02, 2008, 02:36:00 pm »
Watership Down! I never finished it because, aged 10, every night I read it I was in floods. It was just too much. I haven't even watched the film.

How does it end?

How far did you get?

I can't really remember. They were on an epic journey and one of the good guys just got killed. I guess that could be anywhere in the book...

He doesn't die! Why does everyone think he dies?! He gets better!
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Re: Books that made me cry
« Reply #43 on: December 02, 2008, 03:05:52 pm »
Pie.
Getting there...

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Re: Books that made me cry
« Reply #44 on: December 02, 2008, 11:29:51 pm »


I can't really remember. They were on an epic journey and one of the good guys just got killed. I guess that could be anywhere in the book...

I think you should just read it. It's full of epic journeys. There's a good seagull as well.
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Re: Books that made me cry
« Reply #45 on: December 03, 2008, 07:27:17 am »
There is a collection of bleak short stories by Harlan Ellison called "Deathbird and Other Stories"
In the title story, he describes having to put his own dog down, and describes the animal looking at him as it goes into the back room with the vet. The dog's expression says to him "Please don't leave me to die with strangers"
I weep every time.

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Re: Books that made me cry
« Reply #46 on: December 03, 2008, 02:15:53 pm »
Whatever love means by David Badiel crap but sad book

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A book that made me cry laughing was Tony Hawks   Around Ireland with a Fridge
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Re: Books that made me cry
« Reply #47 on: December 03, 2008, 05:06:26 pm »
The last read that made me cry was 'Executive Orders' by Tom  Clancy. It was the part of the book where the FBI Inspector is doing a walk through of the scene of the attempt abduction of the Presidents littleun where several Secret Service agents died and he is looking at the scen from the POV of one of the Agents. Probably my background and working values. I have read the book a number of times and this bit (and others) never fail.

Thereagain, I am a soft sod. Lots of books and films have me leaking like a sieve. I even cried watching the last 10 minutes of a documentary about a sick baby. Baby died and they showed the funeral. I was in floods even though I missed most of the prog. I will be in tears at my own funeral.
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Re: Books that made me cry
« Reply #48 on: December 03, 2008, 05:15:02 pm »
The Remains Of The Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. I cried like a baby at the end of both the book and the film.

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An extraordinary book. I cried uncontrollably for a long time at the end of that.

All Quiet on The Western front got me going too.

The last read that made me cry was 'Executive Orders' by Tom  Clancy. It was the part of the book where the FBI Inspector is doing a walk through of the scene of the attempt abduction of the Presidents littleun where several Secret Service agents died and he is looking at the scen from the POV of one of the Agents. Probably my background and working values. I have read the book a number of times and this bit (and others) never fail.

Thereagain, I am a soft sod. Lots of books and films have me leaking like a sieve. I even cried watching the last 10 minutes of a documentary about a sick baby. Baby died and they showed the funeral. I was in floods even though I missed most of the prog. I will be in tears at my own funeral.

You aren't alone Fuzzy - Clancy has brought a tear to my eye on more than one occasion.

So has Gerald Seymore.
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Re: Books that made me cry
« Reply #49 on: December 03, 2008, 07:15:41 pm »
Umm:
Anne of Green Gables
Heidi
Evangeline ( I think, it was a long time ago)
Susanne's Diary for Nicholas
+lots of others
This may account for my tendancy these days to read nothing less cheerful than Terry Pratchett :D.
And I definitely avoid the 'tragic life stories' genre :-\.
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