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ITT: Books that almost, or made you cry.
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Never happened
Can a book make you cry if you do not identify with any of the characters?
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>>7600972
That part when Hitler dies.
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>>7600977
Yes, it's called empathy or sympathy.
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>>7600977

I think that with fiction its inevitable not to see even one trait of yourself in the characters. Even in subconscious manner.

I find Mishima's personality and view of the world to be the complete opposite to mine, but I was moved nevertheless.
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>>7600972
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>>7600996
What if I cannot feel empathy towards others?
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>>7601006
>>>/b/
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>>7600972
Cried reading the overcoat by gogol
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>>7601006
You are a sociopath and should spend your time manipulating people instead of reading.
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>>7600972
I'm a grown-ass man, and books make me cry way too easily. Even if the book has only mild drama near the end, I'm likely to shed tears. I've cried over The Catcher in the Rye for fuck's sake.
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Only book that ever made me cry was Never Let Me Go. I guess that makes me plebbity pleb
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>East of Eden
>Tao Te Ching
>The Things They Carried
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>>7600972
The end of Sirens of Titan

And for some reason I almost teared up in the Grand Inquistor chapter in Brothers Karamazov
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>>7600972
Snow Spring of Mishima aswell. The last part, specially ;_;
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>>7601011
Some girl did call me that once. Maybe it was true after all.
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>>7601309
I bet you think it's very pretty to consider yourself that, don't you?
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No Longer Human made me cry
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>>7601315
I don't much think about it.
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Not fucking around, scrooge may be the saddest character in literature.
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>>7601320
I read plenty of those "types" of novels and the protag of this one just came off as a self absorbed faggot to me.
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>>7601003
This book.
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>>7601433
It's an autobiography, I don't know what you were expecting
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>>7601430
i came close to tears while reading this as well
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The Iliad.

Was NOT prepared for those feels when Hector died
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>>7601497
Hector was a pussy ass
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>King Lear
When Cordelia is reunited with Lear.

>Crime and Punishment
Mareladov's death and his family's reaction to it.

>The Brothers Karamazov
Ilyusha's funeral.

>For Whom the Bell Tolls
The story about the bullfighter.
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>>7601315
The more likely option is that he's legitimately autistic.
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>>7601222
>Tao Te Ching

How?
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Two Soldiers by Faulkner desu
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When I was a wee babby I broke out in a cold sweat and teared up when it was revealed that Mersault would be sentenced to death

That book especially, because I knew that there was no way Camus would give his character an escape before he died

Plus my eyes watered in repulsion when Sproule took his bandage off in BM
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>>7601743
That's a weird thing to cry at since Mersault himself is indifferent to the whole thing.
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>>7600972
Hit me right in the feelus maximus
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>>7601747
But through his indifference doesn't he seem helpless to you? It was like I was experiencing all the panic and fear that he refused to
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>>7601743
Yeah I'm gonna call bullshit
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When Phoebe gets mad at Holden near the end and follows him on the other side of street, until the part where he watches her on the carousel.

That part made me weep.
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Okay but fucking seriously. This is a writer that has somehow just with each sentence made me cringe. Not in particularly bad way. But something s deep and cutting, I just whistle "wheeewwww." It's not that it's "blunt" in its honesty. It's the composition of a simple sentences honesty. Jesus Christ, this book is so fucking simple yet so fucking heartbreaking.

I recommend on this board a lot, but I highly don't any anon has yet to read. But I beg someone please just read so I don't have all this shit-ton burden weighing on soul.
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It's a weird fucking shame that any of the rest of this guy's work couldn't even come close to how heart-breaking this one was
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>>7601309

Haha I'm a sociopath too, but only the cool kind though. Not that gross, cannibalistic kind haha
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Hahahaha how does anyone cries with a book hahaha dude the characters aren't real
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>>7600972
Crime and Punishment during Marmeladof's story at the bar.
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>>7601935
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>>7601941
Kel, I just bought that movie on Blu-ray.
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Several psalms have moved me to tears
John
Some of the Pauline epistles.
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Shed a tear at the end
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>>7601954
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Made me sob like a poor protectorate girl.
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>>7600972
Patriotism by Mishima almost killed me. I felt like a piece of wet cloth as Mishima fucking wrung out tears from me as the protagonist committed seppukku.
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>>7601309
>Some girl
I bet you never even touched her.
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>>7602012
Mishima's Death in Midsummer had a stronger reaction from me. When the mother thinks she's left her kids on the train, holy shit that part fucked me up.
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>>7601911
have you read "they came like swallows?" i found that better, actually re-read it the other day, it's superb. i think "so long..." suffered when i read it in its wake the first time.
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Pic related, and Le Petit Prince as well

>The Brothers Karamazov
This one as well

>>7601014
>I've cried over The Catcher in the Rye for fuck's sake.
I cried over how bad it was
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i have cried a river over books but can't remember river what. i definitely got some books out of this thread. i love when a book has the ability to wake such strong emotions in you.
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The Master and Margarita, several times
>when the Master burns his novel
>Margarita discovering the Master gone
>Pilate being released in the end
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>>7601733
somebody read this yo
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For Whom The Bell Tolls, the ending. I'm choking up just thinking about it
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>>7601222
>East of Eden
Yes, at three points Sam's death, Tom's death and the final Timshel

Also, Stoner most recently
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>>7602036
i just started it and god damn i already teared up like a little girl
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I've never actually cried but depending on my mood I've teared up
Just the intro to the Sound and the Fury made me tear up once
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when the monster goes to talk to the old blind man
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>>7601803
Why's that pal

Do you actually think I meant I was a baby when I read The Stranger or something?
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>>7602134
I watched that scene from the movie when I was 10 and bawled
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>>7601497
You should've put spoilers around that last part senpai.
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>>7600972
Surprisingly Jaws made me cry. Was the part when the mom finds about that Brody knew about the shark and has her speech while slapping him around.
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>>7601003
Wait a minute, that book...
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>>7601006
Then you have literal autism, anon.
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Of Mice And Men

I know it's grade school-core, but fuck, Lenny didn't know any better...
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>>7602817
I can feel empathy towards others, but towards fictional characters?
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Finished it yesterday. Fucking hell, I was no prepared for those feels in the last twenty pages.
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>>7602834
>je'taime ebenzer

yeh wonderful book, funny too.
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Nostromo, when the young man kills himself needlessly on the island and you realize the entire narrative was futile since Sulaco was about to undergo a communist revolution.
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>>7600972
I envy your choice. I was taken away by Mishima when found him, but for some reason I never felt anything stir. I really appreciate people with that sensitivity.
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>>7601676
>the toreador
Fuck I read for whom the bell tolls but I don't remember if it is Don Faustino when he dies by the mob
Fuck I'm retarded please help
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I guess I'm lame
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>>7602609
The name of the part of the book is literally called "The Death of Hector"

It's in the fucking table of contents
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>>7602050
>To W.S.
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every time
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>>7601006
>>>tumblr
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>>7601935
Hahahaha Nigga Just Close The Book Like Nigga Close Your Eyes Haha
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It took me a long time to read Stoner because I kept tearing up.
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Catch-22 made me laugh like a retard and cry like a bitch, is there anything else like it?
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I can't explain why, but Pnin.
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>>7602820
Now you know how niggers feel when the cops gun down their brothas. Dindu nuffin.
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Marley and Me

Fucking fight me
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>>7603201
tyler make a new album that doesn't suck like cherry bomb thanks
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>>7601676
>>Crime and Punishment
>Mareladov's death and his family's reaction to it.
>>The Brothers Karamazov
>Ilyusha's funeral.

Same here. And the ending of White Nights as well as The Idiot. Fuck you, Dostoevsky.
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Finished it in one day it was so good. I cried a bit at the end, when he's describing Quentin's (not the niece) unhappiness and why he felt the way he did for Caddy.
And then at the last two words, of course.
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>>7603092
poor pupper :(
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Don't judge, I was 13.
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>>7603448
Don't worry, dude: I'm 23 and I just finished reading it last week. It got to me too.
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>>7603092
Is it good? Considering the movie didn't ruin it.
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I've been reading a lot of Faulkner lately.

Absalom, Absalom! when I'm not your brother. I'm the nigger that's going to marry your sister and again at the ending I don't hate it!

Sound and the Fury, as well as Light in August, sporadic and very intense tears.

Others, recently, would be the final scene in Augustus (damn, John Williams, that was a masterpiece), as well as the ending of Mason and Dixon, which I finished like 4 months ago and want to read again already.

The letter in the middle 60 pages of And the Mountains Echoed is fucking amazing, too.
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>>7601320
It hit pretty close to home for me, especially the childhood and college sections about being the "clown", but like >>7601433 said he does become a huge asshole towards the end. He thinks that he is completely cut off from society but shows that he is capable of empathy and wants to be a part of society. Maybe that was the point of the book, being a fuck up that's too miserable to change
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Olenin...
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>>7603484
I liked it, and i haven't seen the movie so I'm not sure if it ruined it
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>>7602050
Same, with stoner. The ending is so fucking tragic but humane. 10/10 book
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cannery row, but it was out of happiness
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I came for the parallel-dimension Glasgow but wound up sticking with it for the author's self-insert autobiography.
I know a few emigrants of that same generation (postwar and early 50's), so Thaw's story really endeared itself to me.
And Gray understands what it's like to be a virginal autistic NEET faggot better than any author I've yet read; shit hit WAY too close to home.
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Piggies...
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>>7603579
This shit hit way too close to home.

>TFW you feel like a helpless vermin that is nothing more than a burden on your family, no matter how hard you work.
>TFW your father thinks you can only enter the adult world through hostility and getting beaten down
>TFW your own health/sanity is questionable but your concern doesn't even compare to the anxiety of how you'll get through the day at work.
>TFW your sister is the only person who shows genuine love and compassion towards you.
>TFW even she stops giving a fuck because you are so worthless.
>TFW your family is happier and better off without you.

Jesus fucking christ; name one short story more depressing.
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“What chatty Madam Shpolyanski mentioned had conjured up Mira's image with unusual force. This was disturbing. Only in the detachment of an incurable complaint, in the sanity of near death, could one cope with this for a moment. In order to exist rationally, Pnin had taught himself...never to remember Mira Belochkin - not because...the evocation of a youthful love affair, banal and brief, threatened his peace of mind...but because, if one were quite sincere with oneself, no conscience, and hence no consciousness, could be expected to subsist in a world where such things as Mira's death were possible. One had to forget - because one could not live with the thought that this graceful, fragile, tender young woman with those eyes, that smile, those gardens and snows in the background, had been brought in a cattle car and killed by an injection of phenol into the heart, into the gentle heart one had heard beating under one's lips in the dusk of the past.”
― Vladimir Nabokov, Pnin

Misted up a bit reading that.
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>>7602004
this fucking novel, honestly
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>>7601681
No, I'm not autistic.

>>7601915
You probably shouldn't tell people. Even though I've had a few people say I was I don't think about it; it doesn't seem like something I'd want others knowing if it were true.

>>7602018
I did. I'm fairly entertained still by the story. I convinced her to have sex and afterwards when she thought I was going to stay the night I simply left while she was showering saying I didn't actually care for her company and just needed a one night stand.
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>>7602068
>respectable fedora hat in his hand
DROPPED
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Everystory gave me a sensation of sadness that almost brought me to tears.
>>7603270
Also this.
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>>7604010
Ididn't find his death tragic, it was more bittersweet, good and bad things happened to Stoner but in the end he was content with it all. He had lived a life worth living and was able to let go. Crying at that felt really cleansing.
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Stoner did it to me lol
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>>7604282
kek.
>Angsty teenager reads metamorphisis
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Where the Red Fern Grows
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>>7600972
Twice during In Search of Lost Time.
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