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The one book that has me cry really hard is THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE, man wow. I could not stop crying especially with that one part when she is getting pregnant, I know I could never do that. But when you do read it, have some tissue next to you.
by quite some distance the best for this was Ben elton's "balst from the past" ! dont know why because looking back now its now that great. . .but at the time was seriously good at jerking the tears. any one agree?? . . its not loved on amazon reviews for some reason
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I find I'm much more likely to cry at a book than a movie- it's a much more personal experience and given the time usually involved I'm much more invested in the characters by the end of a book compared to the end of the movie.
So, off the top of my head...
* The Amber Spyglass- I think I wept through the last fifty pages. I also remember reading them ever more slowly as I desperately didn't want it to end. * Flowers for Algernon- what a wonderful, thoughtful book about how society ostracizes both ends of the bell curve. * The Old Man and the Sea * Goodbye, Best Friend by Cherie Bennett- has anyone else ever heard of this?! It's a cheesy children's book about a young girl with cystic fibrosis and it used to make me bawl.
Yes there have been two that I can think of off hand.
Tuesday's with Morrie by Mitch Albom was one that made me tear up a few times while reading. Another is called Oceans Apart by Karen Kingsbury. Both were such heart warming stories and both were very hard to put down.
otleylovebug wrote:Had to think about this - I cried at lots of films - but a book that did make me cry was Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. So sad at the end and dramatic as he is going tothe guillotine.
Got to admit that I very nearly cried at the end of "Tale of Two Cities". Fantastic book, probably my favourite Dickens.
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