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>read a book
>makes you cry at the end

Which book is it /lit/?

>> No.10949888

stoner probably made me cry more than any other book i've ever read

>> No.10949889

>>10949882
what the fuck is "cry"?

>> No.10949897

>>10949882

Eliot's Four Quartets

>> No.10949900

>>10949889
swat wardine be

>> No.10949911

>>10949900
>swat wardine be
is this supposed to be an anachronism?
i'm drunk before noon, i don't need this shit in my life.

>> No.10949918

>>10949911
*anagram
not anachronism

see what you do to me

>> No.10949927

>>10949888
this
Many parts of the book get me but especially the last page. Incredible ending

>> No.10949934

C&p
Sorrows of Young Werther

>> No.10949981
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>>10949882

>> No.10949990

Hyperion

>> No.10950001

>>10949990
ok yeah the Consul's story NEARLY got me

>> No.10950006
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Oyasumi Punpun

except I cried all the way through

>> No.10950010

>>10949882
1984?

>> No.10950012

>>10949882
The end of Cities of the Plain got to me. It’s probably my least favorite McCarthye novel but that last scene did get me weepy as a pregnant woman.

>> No.10950129

>>10949911
it's an infinite jest reference

>> No.10950182

>>10949897

Pro choice.

'We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.'

Not gonna lie, completely lost my shit at that.

Also:

Stoner, A Kestrel For A Knave, The Road

>> No.10950205

>>10949882
Dubliners
it's important to remember that it is a novel where the city of dublin is the protagonist

>> No.10950278

>>10950205
This.

Also Purgatorio

>> No.10950287

>>10949882
The young Hitler I knew.

>> No.10950294
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>>10950287
not even a /pol/edditor
it's pretty sad

>> No.10951084

>>10949882
Of mice and men got to be. First book I had read in a few years

>> No.10951104

A Farewell to Arms

>> No.10951122
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>>10949882
Brothers Karamazov

>> No.10951326
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10951326

i got a little misty-eyed at Phaedo

>> No.10951340

Reading Thomas Wolfe’s Of time and the river in Europe while my dad was undergoing cancer treatment. Book was torn out of my own life. I was even the same age as the protagonist. Fucking cried my eyes out an an overnight train from Vienna to Rome.

>> No.10951379
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10951379

yes

>> No.10951388

Amber Spyglass

still remember crying on my bedroom floor at 2am.

>> No.10951872

>>10949882
Phaedo

>> No.10951983

Anna Karenina

>> No.10951999

Mein Kampf. It always makes me sad that the kikes won.

>> No.10952227

>>10950287
Probably the best version of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man 2: Elektrisches Boogaloo

>> No.10952237

>>10949882
Gulag Archipelago made me cry at one spot in the middle

>> No.10952245
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10952245

Quixote my boy, it's always been Quixote

>> No.10952248

>>10952245

sancho begging him to go on one more adventure.

>> No.10952258

>>10952248
too much man, i'm gettin a little misty just thinking of it

>> No.10952260

>>10952248
Sancho is trying to kill him

>> No.10952273

>>10952260
Sancho is not a hospital employee being paid by Medicare, mate

>> No.10952282

>>10949882
Book of the new sun
almost turned catholic

>> No.10952290

>>10952273
Sancho saw him as a crazy person with a little bit of money and a little bit of nobility and took advantage of him, letting him indulge in his fantasies that would surely wreck a frail person. He was betting that nigga necked himself

>> No.10952303

>>10952290
that may have been true for the better portion of part 1 but by the end of the tale he certainly did not want him to die anymore

>> No.10952312

>>10952303
one would certainly hope, but read the last bit again

>> No.10952317

Waiting for Godot
Wittgenstein’s Nephew
Rings of Saturn

>> No.10953688
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>>10952317
>waiting for godot

>> No.10953694

>>10949882
>>makes you cry at the end
>not crying in the middle instead
never gonna make it

>> No.10953698

>>10949882
TBK
TSD
EoE
Siddartha

>> No.10953702

>>10953694
>not crying out of nowhere and then have ge epiphany of reading that book

>> No.10953708

>>10949882
I was pretty bummed after Farewell to Arms

>> No.10953711

>>10953702
i admit defeat

>> No.10953788
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10953788

Tale of two cities.

>> No.10953794

>>10953708
you should have said you were pretty disarmed after Farewell to Arms

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10953807

>inb4 my diary Desi

But seriously though, this one every time.

>> No.10953849

>>10953698
The Brothers Karamazov, The Savage Detectives, East of Eden? Also, what part of TSD made you cry.

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>>10949882
And I totally didn't see it coming.

>> No.10954135
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10954135

unironically this, but more like teary eyed hoenstly

>> No.10954271

>>10950006
more like oyasoymi punpun you sentimental FAGGOT

>> No.10954274

>>10954126
Anyone have a PDF of this?

>> No.10954275

I can't remember any book making me cry

>> No.10954284

The epilogue of "Shards of Honour" by Lois McMaster Bujold is perhaps the saddest and most emotionally moviing bit of writing I know. Pretty unusual for a pure science fiction novel

>> No.10954312

>>10950182
Is the book as good as the film Kes?

>> No.10954326

Brave new world

>> No.10954368

The Magic Mountain, I have no idea why

>> No.10956153

>>10952290
>>10952312
Stop with your revisionist shit to undermine well established facts, faggot, it only comes off as edgy

>> No.10956168

>>10954368
because it is a beautiful, touching book, nothing to be ashamed about was it when they escorted the dying girl to the graveyard?

>> No.10956174

>>10949882

Steppenwolf

>> No.10956215

Lilith

>> No.10956233

>>10954312

The film is very true to the book. Each are heartbreaking in their own right, although I've got an edition with an afterword by Hines that says, in retrospect, he was far too unsympathetic with Billy's brother and mother.

>> No.10956275

>>10953688
"We'll hang ourselves tomorrow. [Pause] Unless Godot comes."
That makes me laugh, certainly, but it's also astonishingly beautiful. Has beauty never moved you to tears, anon?

>> No.10956287

>>10949882
Don Quixote

>> No.10956587

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time got my eyes wet at the end.

>> No.10956598

>>10956587
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnuhw8ueFCw

>> No.10956628

>>10949882
Cried ay the beginning of Murasaki Shikibu's diary.

>> No.10956639

>>10949882
Stoner caught me by surprise

>> No.10957097

>>10949882
Stoner

>> No.10957154

>>10949882
Gregor the Overlander

>> No.10957214

La Marquise de Ganges - DAF de Sade

>> No.10957225

>>10949882
a book has never made me cry. music and movies have

>> No.10957244
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10957244

East of Eden and A Farewell to Arms
>Timshel!

>> No.10957270

>>10957225
this, also anime

>> No.10957273

>>10949888

>> No.10957595

>>10949882
colorless tsukuru tazaki
its a weak book, but one of the last scenes made me remember a girl i really liked and that really liked me, and the circumstances we separated from each other

>> No.10957891

>>10953698
>Siddartha
THIS SO MUCH.

>> No.10957922

>>10949882
probably the book that made me cry hardest was How To Win Friends And Influence People. some part of it made me imagine welcoming my daughter home from elementary school and being overcome by her reaction to her first report card. I cried hard.

>> No.10957946

The actual overall stories or plot don't move me but the smaller character moments sometimes make me tear up.
>The Brothers Karamazov
When Alyosha tries to offer the father Katerina's money, the father beams with joy and explains how much it will help out his family before rejecting it out of pride.
>Crime and Punishment
That part where Dostoyevsky is just describing how shit Katerina Ivanova's life has been despite her being such a good person and then slowly peeling away her mental fortitude, leaving her a hollow shell of a person. Her transformation was very sad to me, the character exemplified that same purity and innocence that Sonya did only it was much more worn and tattered. It was sad to see it destroyed.
>Flowers for Algernon
The part where he goes back to work as a more intelligent person and realizes how his life long friends were taking advantage of him this whole time and realizes that he is truly alone in the world.
Also that part at the end where he goes back to Ms.Kinian's class and she runs out the room crying after she realizes what's become of him.
>No Longer Human
Pretty sad in general. Just hearing him describe how he feels about himself and the world around him made me tear up sometimes.
>Starting Point by Miyazaki
This part where he describes his relationship with his family and how he sacrificed it all to focus on his career. How he promised his wife when they got married that she could also have a career but then as he grew busier, advised her to become a housewife. Or how he made an assistant who worked 16 hour days keep working because a deadline was approaching.
His melancholic and nostalgic descriptions of nature and his youth sometimes got to me. There was a lot of fluff in there but also some genuine honesty.

>> No.10957992

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

>> No.10958200

>>10951379
This.

>> No.10958228

LotR, actually teared up for a couple of minutes, even sobbed a little. Such a bittersweet feeling, and I felt very attuned to Tolkien at the time (and ever since). Anyone who hasn't read it owes it to themselves. The movies are good, but they simply don't do the book justice.
BotNS, tears of joy. Hard to explain. Dark place in my life at the time, and it felt like I'd been given some kind of indestructible hope. I've since gained more faith in God and humanity, even though I'm not particularly religious. Wish I could shake Gene Wolfe's hand and tell him how much he's helped me.
The Road, bitter tears.

I am unfortunately a very soft person. Stories often move me to tears, but these ones were the most significant.

>> No.10958250

Never cried reading a book or watching a film. Not sure why. It's not like I'm too tough or strong. I've cried over real things in life within the last couple of years. Only once or twice though. I guess books don't impact me on that level. Kind of wish they did.

>> No.10958255

The first time i read 1984 back in high school i nearly cried out of intense terror at some segments. It was the first "patrician" or whatever book I read.

>> No.10958414

>>10949882
I first read the Chrysanthemums as part of my high school curriculum. I was very glad that the teacher had assigned it as homework because I couldn't keep myself from weeping while reading it. It was a moment of strong introspection for me and had a big impact. A favorite of mine now.
The worst part was going to class the next day and no one really cared about the piece, as usual.

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>>10949882
If you've experienced true love before in your life then this will bring you manly tears.

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>>10949882
>Kolya parts of TBK
>When Augustine's mom dies in the Confessions

>> No.10959144

>>10958426
>an old autistic NEET offing himself

how sad

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>>10950205
>it's important to remember that it is a novel where the city of dublin is the protagonist

>> No.10959320

I might be a bitch, but I cried a couple of times reading Les Miserables.

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>>10950205

Yeah, I feel just the same way about The Wire, lot of people don't get it, it's very "high-brow" so to speak, but the main character is Baltimore - the city. I feel the same way about people who don' get that that I feel about people for don't laugh their ass off when reading Kafka (I know Wittgenstein believed some things could only be expressed through jokes) - they're too lowbrow.

>> No.10959606

>>10949882
>The judges of this State may calmly condemn our actions, yet history, as the goddess of a nobler truth and of a more perfect law, will someday smile as she tears up this judgment and frees us from all blame and guilt”.History will, however, also call before her tribunal those who are in power today, those who trample on justice and law, those who have led our people into suffering and misery, and those who during the Fatherland’s humiliation, placed their own interests ahead of the community’s life
Made me cry, because we will probably fail this time too

>> No.10959623

Surprised no one said Ulysses yet.

>> No.10959626

>>10949882
city of thieves
the persian boy.
I was completely inconsolable for half an hour when alexander died

>> No.10960232

>>10958426
>traumatize pure waifu and leave her alone with regret, never understanding what she could've done to prevent it
Yeah nah, fuck that guy.

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Pic related kept me down for a bit but in a pretty stupid way.

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If you didn't cry we can't be friends

>> No.10960370

>>10951122
This desu. The very ending

>> No.10960380

>>10949882
Justine by Marquis deSade

>> No.10960390

When Humbert finally finds the doomed Lolita, pregnant and dying, and grovels to her. Gets me every time

>> No.10960621
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>> No.10960638

literally everybook that has a sad ending. im a fucking shit at the end of books.

>> No.10960644

Children of Hurin

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>> No.10960667

>>10951326
>We went in then and found Socrates just released from his fetters and Xanthippe—you know her—with his little son in her arms, sitting beside him. Now when Xanthippe saw us, she cried out and said the kind of thing that women always do say: “Oh Socrates, this is the last time now that your friends will speak to you or you to them.” And Socrates glanced at Crito and said, “Crito, let somebody take her home.”

>And some of Crito's people took her away wailing and beating her breast. But Socrates sat up on his couch and bent his leg and rubbed it with his hand, and while he was rubbing it, he said, “What a strange thing, my friends, that seems to be which men call pleasure!"

>> No.10960675

>>10949882
Never let me go

>> No.10960686

War and Peace
Anna Karenina
The Brothers Karamazov
A Living Relic (short story in A Sportsman's Sketches)
Unconditional Surrender

>> No.10960901

>>10960675
>>10960252
My dudes
>tfw you will never find what you lost

>> No.10961045

gooseberries

>> No.10961247

The closest I came to crying from a book was reading the scene in which Odysseus reencounters his old dog in Ithaca.

>> No.10961279

>>10951084
I cried like a fucking baby the last time I read this. it was so humiliating, but it did prove that I still have emotions.

>> No.10961371

Oblomov just broke me

>> No.10961407

>>10953698
>End of Eva
seconded desu

>> No.10961415

>>10957154
this shit got to me as a kid. was a gift from my schizophrenic uncle

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