U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Entertainment and Arts > Books
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-04-2010, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Colorado
4,308 posts, read 12,289,875 times
Reputation: 4445

Advertisements

It's easy to get emotional and weepy at a movie or even watching TV, but a book? I find that pretty rare. However, there have been a few gems that did reduce me to tears, one of which was A Thousand Splendid Suns.

Anyone else?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-04-2010, 08:21 AM
 
1,476 posts, read 1,819,638 times
Reputation: 703
Quering Elementary Education with a forward by Kevin Jennings (Ass't Secretary of Safe Schools) appointed by Obama.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-04-2010, 11:44 AM
 
2,377 posts, read 5,001,904 times
Reputation: 1704
Two come to mind.."In Flanders Fields: The 1917 Campaign" by Leon Wolff
"All Quiet On the Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque
I read alot about the Great War and about European wars in general, but these two really "got" me
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-04-2010, 11:47 AM
 
8,680 posts, read 13,877,689 times
Reputation: 15289
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill -- Mark Bittner

Bambi (the novel) -- Felix Salten

Providence of a Sparrow -- Chris Chester

Gee, are you noticing a theme here?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-04-2010, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Bayou City
2,987 posts, read 4,773,035 times
Reputation: 2508
A Yellow Raft In Blue Water

Uncle Tom's Cabin
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-04-2010, 12:40 PM
 
2,024 posts, read 3,095,832 times
Reputation: 1814
Same here for A Thousand Splendid Suns and also the author's other book The Kite Runner near the end.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-04-2010, 03:18 PM
 
Location: wrong planet
5,142 posts, read 10,557,730 times
Reputation: 4229
too many to mention
kite runner was one of them.... but so many over the years, I could never list them all.
__________________
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. ~Henry David Thoreau


forum rules, please read them
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-04-2010, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
2,881 posts, read 4,282,154 times
Reputation: 4910
Quote:
Originally Posted by katzenfreund View Post
too many to mention
kite runner was one of them.... but so many over the years, I could never list them all.
I agree. I think I'm more likely to cry with a book than with a movie. Since it takes longer to read a book and you get to put more of your own interpretation to it I think I get more intimately involved with characters in books than with characters in movies.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-04-2010, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Aloverton
6,564 posts, read 12,928,237 times
Reputation: 10072
It's not rare, especially when reading about combinations of gallantry and great sacrifice. For example, reading how Royal Navy destroyer HMS Glowworm, with no good option to run from German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper off Trondheim in 1940, fought a hopeless battle against the much larger ship until badly damaged, then had the temerity to ram the enemy (severely damaging a capital ship with a destroyer) as a last act of valor. Or the way 1LT Ellen Ainsworth, US Army Nurse Corps, behaved at Anzio in 1944. Despite ongoing shelling and her own injuries from it, she continued moving her patients away from the area being subjected to the artillery barrage. She died of her wounds six days later. Those I find particularly stirring.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-05-2010, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
4,597 posts, read 10,688,115 times
Reputation: 9149
Any number of works have made me cry, including the ones that moved me to cry, and those that were so poorly written until it was a most natural response.

Actually, I love a well-written work that makes me get in touch with the whole gamut of emotions -- from the utter exhilaration of Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy finally getting it right, to the despair of the protagonist never having a good day in Nectar in a Sieve, or the tears of joy in Schindler's List.

True to what I think the OP was asking here, however, I'll have to give some thought but one work that comes to mind is Where the Red Fern Grows.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Entertainment and Arts > Books
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top