Which books(if any) have moved you…
Reading what Andy McNab went through in “Bravo Two Zero” made me feel sick and realise what an incredibly brave person you have to be to stick it in the Special Ops teams. “Sleepers” is another true story that really shocked me, again written by someone that lived through it.Posted 8 years ago
The books I have mentioned are the only books I have ever read which have really ‘moved’ me. And I read lots and lots of books.Posted 8 years ago
I was really shocked tonight by my reaction.
When I finished “The time traveller’s wife” I was upset for a whole day, and my family thought I was completely nuts!! 😳
Just finished reading “We need to talk about Kevin” by Lionel Shriver.(Recommended by MrsFlash)
It’s not often that I read every single word of a book wihout skim reading the odd paragraph.
But every sentence (IMO) is so amazingly constructed I didn’t want to miss one single word.
But then, at the end there is a twist, which made me gasp and fill up with tears. I have cried for the last half hour. It is a book which will haunt my thoughts for weeks to come.
The only other book which has had a similer effect is “The time traveller’s wife”.
So, anyone else reacted to a book like this?
If so, which ones?
Yes, I know, I need to MTFU!! 😉Posted 8 years agoGarry_LagerSubscriber
Agree The Crossing and Blood Meridian are awesome. I reckon The Road is also at that level, although it’s a simpler book. I know some hardcore McCarthy fans who didn’t like it.
The Road is coming out as a film is it not? I also heard that a Blood Meridian film was in the works – would be amazed if someone could pull that one off on the screen.Posted 8 years agoaslongasithaswheelsMember
“We need to talk about kevin” really surprised me. I wasn’t sure what i was getting into (i’ve been caught out with books that have definately been aimed at women and have turned into some slushy romance novel) but this had me hooked from teh first couple of chapters.
The (some would call it) twist really got me and i felt emotional for a good hour afterwards.
The only other book to do that to me was Norewgian Wood by Haruki Murukami, just on bit in the book that i really didn’t see coming, and it also reminded me a lot of my younger years
*sniff* 😥Posted 8 years ago
aslongasithaswheels…I really wasn’t expecting the whole “Celia and Dad” bit at the end…I was so engrossed in the way the book was written etc, I hadn’t really thought much about the “plot”.Posted 8 years ago
May now have to re-read it.
But like the film “Sixth Sense”…once you know it’s obvious!!
I now have to find something else to read!!
Think I’ll have to try “Grapes of Wrath” as it’s mentioned on here so often.
The worst/best bit when reading a book(IMO!) is when you are about 40 pages from the end..you’re desparate to get to the end, but then know it’s over! Like most good things in life I suppose! 😉Posted 8 years agofurry_marmotMember
Anna Karenina (Tolstoy), And Quiet Flows the Don (Mikhail Sholokhov) and The Bridge Over The Drina (Ivo Andric) are all very powerful too. In fact, although it’s less emotionally touching than Dr. Zhivago I think Anna Karenina is the only book I’ve ever read which changed my outlook on life.
However, the real tragedy here is that for the past 6 years I haven’t read anything more profound than Nature, Science or Physical Review Letters 😕Posted 8 years agomandogMember
I haven’t read a book that’s moved me.
As we’re talking about books, for anyone who enjoys a “romantic novel” I can highly recommend Dirty Havana Trilogy by Pedro Juan Gutierrez and the sequel Tropical Woman. The chapter about the American Tourist with the prosthetic cock was particularly entertaining.
Cocaine Train by Stephen Smith was also very good.Posted 8 years ago
tom (taka), you appear to have missed “Learning the English language” from your list of better things to do.
Read. Read a lot. It will do you the world of good and make you a better person.
noteeth, I was lucky enough to have met GMF on a number of occasions and have his complete works. A superb historian and a great storyteller, a fine combination. Also, I have a very strong personal link to the Burma Star Association. That’s a fine read.Posted 8 years ago
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