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    Has a book ever made you cry?

    She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb is the only book ever to bring me to tears... I told this to a friend and she says "Are you kidding? I always cry at the end of books!"
    Does my heart pump black oil or what?
    Has a book ever made you sob like a little girl?
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    I have cried at books, but can't remember which ones at the moment! It's been a while since a book has moved me that much - either that or I just read happy books atm!
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    A lot of books, including, interestingly enough, 'She's Come Undone'. (Though the frequency of the tears differed from book to book - 'She's Come Undone' was more of a sniff-sniff-wipe the eyes-sniff type while 'Where the Red Fern Grows' made my eyes red for quite a while)

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    Nope. At least not that I can remember.

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    A lot of books make me weepy, but The Five People You Meet In Heaven prompted a tear fest I'll never forget. I cried through the last few chapters, and when I'd closed the book, I cried even harder. The book haunted me for weeks...I'd remember it and start crying again. I can't explain it...but I certainly remember it!
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    Real men don't cry when they read tragic fiction. They have a stiff drink of Scotch, which doesn't do them any good.
    (heh-heh)

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    There's been a few that made me cry but I can't think of which ones right now. Maybe it was just because I stayed up till 4am to finish reading them and my eyes were tired, that's my story anyways when caught crying.
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    I'm embarassed to admit it.....but everytime I read Little Women I tear up when Beth dies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by becca2389
    I'm embarassed to admit it.....but everytime I read Little Women I tear up when Beth dies!
    Since Becca and Maude are presumably female, it's all right if they cry over a sad novel. Women have more active tear ducts or something -- plus they're more emotional than men.

    (Lord, am I gonna catch hell for that remark! I already hear the footsteps coming.)

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    Doestoevsky...

    ..made me cry when one of his characters in "Crime and Punishment" was forced by her stepmother into prostitution. All my own novels make me cry. I get too wrapped up in my characters.
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    One book I distinctly remember crying over was Dumas' "The Knight Of Maison Rouge". I believe I also shed a few tears over The Five People You Meet In Heaven.

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    I know that I've cried over at least one book, although I can't remember which one. Normally, though, I just get really, really depressed and will mope around the house for days on end until something happy comes along.
    "Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without." --Buddah

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    Perhaps other men would like to share their opinions?

    Quote Originally Posted by starrwriter
    Real men don't cry when they read tragic fiction. They have a stiff drink of Scotch, which doesn't do them any good.
    (heh-heh)

    Frank Mccourt's Angela's Ashes was a touchy book, I think


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    Island almost brought me to tears at the very end when God and industrialization win out. The last speck of good in the world is eradicated in 8 pages when the trucks of Murugan, his mother, and Colonel Dipa roll through the streets, giving a sermon through the loudspeaker about how Western values are "truer" than Palanese values. The end made me want to vomit and cry at the same time. I mourn for the loss of humanity's final good at the hands of overwhelming evil and corruption.

    But I was half expecting it, no matter how much I felt that the Palanese deserve to be left alone. The last of untainted humanity, finally consumed in the infinite hypocrisy of Western religion and greed-driven industrialization.
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    Quote Originally Posted by subterranean
    Perhaps other men would like to share their opinions?
    Ok, real men dont cry only wimps and nancy boys (Just kidding....before I get caught in the blast which is sure to soon envelope Starrwriter)

    Whilst I do not recall crying at any book, I will admit to having cried after watching a film (It's a wonderful life)
    There once was a scotsman named Drew
    Who put too much wine in his stew
    He felt a bit drunk
    And fell off his bunk
    And landed smack into his shoe
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