The 100 most depressing books of all time show list info. Personally i think there s a huge difference between a depressing book and a sad book.
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Depressing sad books. By kendra larae new apr 16 2012 12 22am. Depressing literature can be ironically life affirming. Books shelved as sad.
We keep picking up those sad sad books and spending our evenings sobbing alone onto the page. In defense of depressing books. The fault in our stars by john green thirteen reasons why by jay asher the book thief by markus zusak looking for alaska by john.
I wouldn t call the road a sad book though. They read because they believe despite the callow protestations of certain adults that. If life has you needing an outlet like a pillow to sob in you re in luck with these sad books that ll have you crying until the last page.
There was nuclear fallout the holocaust government oppression poverty mental illness and the savage nature of humanity itself and that was just the tip of the iceberg. The good news is the book is so beautifully written and ultimately carries such a moving perspective on the nature of life and letting go that you ll still be very glad you read it. I love to read books about depression and cutting because it makes me think about what i have done to myself and makes me really think.
Kate middleton is said to be desperately sad after being betrayed by meghan markle s tell all book. You should add scars by cheryl reinfield anyway i really like this list depressing books are interesting even though it brakes me every time. The duke and duchess of sussex will release a biography called finding freedom next week.
Well the list goes on. Tess of the d urbervilles has to be like five octillion times as depressing as either of those. Whatever problems you may have at least you aren t stuck in a concentration camp or a dystopian future.
Bring on the tissues. 05 21 2015 04 57 pm et updated may 21 2016. They read because they live in an often terrible world.
And that s because as bleak as these books may seem they re all so worth reading. Nor are you the ghost of a murdered child or a woman with sixteen personalities or. Earlier this year abebooks asked you to identify your most depressing reads and you came up with some desperately bleak books.
As author sherman alexie writes there are millions of teens who read because they are sad and lonely and enraged. I can see how some people can think it was depressing but i didn t come away from it feeling that way personally. Reply flag message 7.