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Offline prairiesky

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Re: The book, which made you cry!
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2018, 09:53:18 AM »
The Art of Racing in the Rain......A Dog's Purpose
Just about any book with a dog as a main character will bring me to tears at some point.

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Re: The book, which made you cry!
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2018, 11:17:58 AM »
Speaking of dog books - Marley and Me.

I also remember crying over Elmore Leonard's Hombre years ago.

What C.S. Harris was going to do in one of her recent books in the Sebastian St. Cyr series had me so worried I was all but crying in anticipation, but she didn't kill off the character I was worried about. :)

Before I cleaned out almost all of my paper books, I had quite a few with wavy pages from tears, but the above are the ones that come to mind right now.

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Re: The book, which made you cry!
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2018, 07:59:26 PM »
Speaking of dog books - Marley and Me.

Oh man... Marley and Me DESTROYED me.  Like, ugly, snot bubble crying.  I'm currently reading Peggy and Me, which is delightful, thank you very much, and I LOVE Miranda Hart for saying right up front, "The dog lives through the entirety of this book!"

So, the first book that made me cry was A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle.  The ending was just so... huge.  SO HUGE!  I was probably seven years old when I read it and I didn't even know books were capable of making a person cry before then.  I also totally wept at the end of Darkness at Sethanon by Raymond E Feist because the characters had endured so much and it was over.  Finally over!  And then, as an adult, that darned Bridges of Madison County totally got me, too.

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Re: The book, which made you cry!
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2018, 10:32:40 PM »
When I was a kid, it was Where the Red Fern Grows.
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Re: The book, which made you cry!
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2018, 08:53:37 AM »
I cannot, will not read books where animals play a large role. Just can't do it. I'll cry before anything happens. I just don't enjoy the animal-related emotions.

The last book that made me cry was A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. SO VERY GOOD!

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Re: The book, which made you cry!
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2018, 12:05:46 PM »
To be honest, there were many :D I remember Victor Hugo's "Les Misrables" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame". I was younger when I read them and they really got me ^^ I cried also on Jules Verne's "The Adventures of Captain Hatteras" (at that time I was really young so Jules Verne was one of my favourite authors ^^ ). Those are the ones I can remember :D There are also plenty which don't come into my mind now xD


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Re: The book, which made you cry!
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2018, 12:57:40 AM »
For me it was Arch of Triumph of Erich Maria Remarque. One of my favorite writers, every novel is a piece of Art,but it is not an easy read: World war period in Europe and people's lives during it. Arch of Triumph is a novel about a refugee surgeon who tries to survive in France. Really great and sad novel. Erich Maria Remarque has quite an impressive biography check it out if you have time, I found out that he liked old manors and collected antiques. He spent his last years in this villa in Switzerland https://tranio.com/switzerland/adt/1628216/, now it is for sale. Someone will touch a piece of history...
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Re: The book, which made you cry!
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2018, 03:13:00 PM »
Seems as if the dogs sometimes have it, all right. I read Old Yeller and howled.
I also remember getting deep into one of the Leatherstocking books by Fenimore Cooper (maybe The Pathfinder) and weeping when the simple hunter was scorned by a chick. (I happened to have been scorned myself not long before.)


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Re: The book, which made you cry!
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2018, 09:52:54 AM »
For me, it was The High King by Lloyd Alexander, from the Chronicles of Prydain series.

Throughout the series, Taran was doing everything he could to become a hero and win the heart of the girl he loved. Until the end when he realized that the only decision left for him was to give up everything to do the right thing for the people. Just those last few pages had me in tears.

Even after all these decades, I won't read that book when anyone else is around as it still chokes me up. :)
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Re: The book, which made you cry!
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2018, 08:19:51 PM »
The ending of I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll got me.
 

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Re: The book, which made you cry!
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2018, 04:26:59 PM »
Watership Down...the book, not the movie.

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Re: The book, which made you cry!
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2018, 12:40:40 AM »
Mockingjay, the final book in the Hunger Games Trilogy.

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Re: The book, which made you cry!
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2018, 01:29:43 PM »
I am not a crier but came close with The Book Thief.


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Re: The book, which made you cry!
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2018, 11:40:37 PM »
Collen McCullough's Thorn Birds.
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Re: The book, which made you cry!
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2018, 09:49:59 AM »
Oddly enough, 11/22/63 by Stephen King. The relationship between the narrator (Jake) and Sadie was touching. I couldn't help but think that he was writing about his relationship with Tabitha -- a deep and unrelenting love mixed with tragedy.  It's the only King book that I can say that about.

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Re: The book, which made you cry!
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2018, 07:26:07 AM »
A few over the years, but the one that springs most readily to mind is Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo. Simple, gentle, beautiful and heartbreaking. Such a quality writer.

Don't even bother with the film though, not a patch on the book as is so often the case. Worse than that, it actually lessens the story in my opinion. So glad I read it before I watched the film.

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Re: The book, which made you cry!
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2018, 11:07:26 AM »
Pretty much anything by Nicholas Sparks (which I seldom read anymore) and Jamie Ford (who I adore) will make me cry.
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