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    Gemby!'s Avatar Poster
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    which book have you read that has actually depressed you a little ?

    preferably because of its sad content and not because it was crap

    reading WW1 books right now and i have to say they have pretty much all depressed me so far.....im crying too much over these books me thinks
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    Been a few of them...I can't recall many at the moment (since I'm dead beat...), but Jude the Obscure certainly isn't a lighthearted romp in the park.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    The most recent book I read that genuinely saddened me was Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. The disintegration of African culture due to colonial Europe depicted in the novel is upsetting and makes you quite angry at the same time.

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    the Identity Crisis comic books made me cry twice in it's seven issue run
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    the plague - albert camus

    the outsider - albert camus

    and basically anything written by Russians

    have fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarthInsinuate
    the Identity Crisis comic books made me cry twice in it's seven issue run
    lol, it really wasn't that serious, I read the complete seven issues at a go and I didn't sniffle even once

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    Woman in White by Wilkie Collins made me suicidal. 500 pages of the most banal musings of Victorian middle-classed persons as they plod their way through a very average mystery.

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    Is Hustler a book, eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Afronaut
    Is Hustler a book, eh?

    It's more like Playboy makes me depressed. Even when I was 20 I never looked like that.

    The Cry and the Convenant - Morton Thompson...first read this back when I was 16 and it utterly depressed me. It makes one appreciate how much medicine has advanced and how utterly, utterly stupid/naive doctors were back then. To actually go from the autopsy room to the delivery room

    If even slightly interested in medicine and haven't read this book...a must to read.

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    "The Woman Who Walked Into Doors" - Roddy Doyle.

    A cheery tale of domestic violence and self-delusion.

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