Books I Recommended to Someone who Asked for a sad Read

The actual request was for a book that may make them cry.

Lone Survivor

Night

To Kill a Mockingbird

The Martian

All of the books have completely different storylines. Two are based in fact. Two are not. The common thing from all of them is that I believe there are lessons to be learned from each. Just like there’s a lesson to be learned from nearly every book ever published. The messaging may be off and the writing poor, but find a book in which you take nothing away from it and I’ll gladly hand you hundreds in which you’ll find something hidden beneath the printed words.

What was the last book that made you cry?

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3 thoughts on “Books I Recommended to Someone who Asked for a sad Read

  1. Just like there’s a lesson to be learned from nearly every book ever published
    Do you really think so? I know every Lit professor or student I have talked to seems to think so also. That ‘what does the writer really mean’ or ‘what does xyz symbolize’ How do you read for pleasure and try to psyoanalyize the book or the writer?

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    • That’s because I don’t care about what the author was trying to say or what things symbolize. I come to my own conclusions. I don’t see how that’s difficult to understand. Also, I don’t analyze most books I read. You’re making assumptions based on nothing.

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  2. First because you took my comment as directed at you …other than “do you really think so” I am sorry. I was opening a conversation not attacking.

    I really wanted to know if really thought so on books for enjoyment. For example, do you see Moby Dick as a tale of obsession? For that matter, what about “the Birthmark” by Hawthorne really a tale against magic.

    I am sorry that my comment was poorly phrased because my intention was not to offend. But to discuss. I had no assumptions except that we would keep the conversation going.

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