View Full Version : Books that have moved you to tears......
08-26-2007, 10:57 PM
So far there have been two. The Thief of Always by Clive Barker and True Story, Swear to God: Chances Are... by Tom Beland. :(
Honorable mention goes to Cold Heart Canyon also by Clive Barker for getting me a bit moved but not teary eyed.
08-27-2007, 12:04 AM
In the last Rama book, a major character dies. I think I recall getting atleast misty-eyed. There have probably been others, too, but I can't think of them at the moment. Maybe after I look at my bookcase.
08-27-2007, 12:13 AM
The only book that has moved me close to tears was the very end of Return of the King.
08-27-2007, 12:29 AM
I've read a few comic books that made me misty :)
08-27-2007, 12:34 AM
It took me awhile to recover after the end of Return of the King. I mean days. I would just think about it and well up. It was awful.
Black Beauty always makes me cry, as do most books where an animals dies.
Harry Potter and the Half Bood Prince did it too.
I used to cry when i was about 10 everytime I read Where the Red Fern Grows? Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, I got pretty close.
08-27-2007, 12:41 AM
Oh, also I got close when I read The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia).
08-27-2007, 04:06 PM
I'll admit it.. I'm a big baby when it comes to anyone important dying in a book I'm reading... I probably couldn't count the number of books that have made me cry :P I get so emotionally invested in the character's lives that I hate when they die. I'm trying to think of some memorable cries for me.
Let's see out of the Harry Potter books - Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince, and Deathly Hallows.
A Child Called It - was really sad because of the severity of the abuse
Pretty much any Nicholas Sparks book except for his last couple.
I love the books that move me to tears of happiness, but I also love a good book that can move me to tears of sadness too. I'm just a sensitive soul.. what can I say ;)
08-30-2007, 08:18 AM
Last of The Dark Tower books, one of the characters dies, I completely lost it...
08-30-2007, 09:21 AM
Too many places to mention in the Lord of the Rings for me; i'd say that i get teary-eyed more now, after almost a dozen readings, at less obvious moments such as when frodo and sam spot a star through the fumes of mordor, or during the death of saruman when his spirit looks towards the west as it rises up from his body but is blown away into the east.
The most moving part though throughout the trilogy i would rate as the moment theoden comes within site of the pelennor...
At that sound the bent shape of the king sprang suddenly erect. Tall and proud he seemed again, and rising in his stirrups he cried in a loud voice, more clear than any there had ever heard a mortal man achieve before:
Arise, arise, Riders of Theoden!
Fell deeds awake, fire and slaughter!
Spear shall be shaken, shield shall be splintered,
A sword-day, a red day, ere the sun rises!
Ride now, ride now! Ride to Gondor
With that he seized a great horn from Guthlaf his banner-bearer, and he blew such a blast upon it that it burst asunder. And straightway all the horns in the host were lifted up in music, and the blowing of the horns of Rohan in that hour was like a storm upon the plain and a thunder in the mountains.
The hairs on my back stand up even as i read it back now out of context.
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