Which book really made you start reaching for the tissues?

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  • Zac Z
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    2 months ago
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    I rarely get emotional to the point of crying when reading books but "The Plague Dogs" by Richard Adams was a heart-wrenching read. It features an animal testing facility which is fictional (the book is a novel) but according to Adams' introduction to the book: "In reality, no single testing or experimental station would cover so wide a range of work as Animal Research. However, every 'experiment' described is one which has actually been carried out on animals somewhere."

    This knowledge made it really hard for an animal lover like me to read some parts.

    That said, it is a very good book that I can only recommend, just not a fluffy feel-good novel.

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    • Zac Z
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      2 months agoReport

      is what made it hard to read. I wouldn't want to discourage you reading the book.

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  • 2 months ago

    Harry Potter...…….

    I was crying with boredom

    oh yes 

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  • Joe
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    The House of Mirth.

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  • 2 months ago

    The Masterharper of Pern

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  • 2 months ago

    Any book with cruelty to animals or very young children: basically, cruelty to anyone who is unable to comprehend what is going on and why. To me their bewilderment and confusion are more distressing than their physical pain.

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  • 2 months ago

    Even though I may have an emotional experience while reading a book, I don't cry.

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  • 2 months ago

    "The Big Boy's Book of Amateur Surgery".

    • MsBittner
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      2 months agoReport

      Splurt! That one had me reaching for the gauze and sponges.

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  • 2 months ago

    Marley & Me . . 

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  • Andrew
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    2 months ago

    Cormac McCarthy's "The Road."

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Captain Corelli’s mandolin.

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