Tuesday, July 05, 2011

The Suicidal Book Club

So, Pickles and I got talking about depressing books in the comments of Recently Read, and I went and googled "Most Depressing Books Ever."

Sure enough, "The Road" was right up there. "On the Beach" also made the lists. At the top of some of the lists was "The Diary of Anne Frank", which, duh, how could I have forgotten that one? Although if you think about it, it's really only depressing if you know what happens after the book ends. Then again, who DOESN'T know what happens after the book ends, so, yeah.

Oh! But here's my all-time most depressing book ever: "The Dollmaker" by Harriette Arnow. I mean, I really liked the book and all, and I even liked the movie - didn't Jane Fonda play the dollmaker? But holy SHIT that was one depressing-ass book. The kid and the train tracks? Oh my GOD. Oh, crap, now I think I'm gonna have to Netflix it. Shit.

So! Let's hear it! What's the most depressing book you've ever read? I'm looking for some light summer reading. HA.


rockygrace said...

Hoo, boy, I went to Neflix "The Dollmaker" and they don't have it. Turns out it was a made-for-TV movie. But! Further searching revealed that a local library has a VHS tape of it, and you know what? I still have a VHS player! GO GRAMMA.

But! I went to reserve the tape on line, and ... I couldn't do it. So ... depressing ...

Gah. I'm a wimp.

Come on! Let's hear your depressing suggestions!

rockygrace said...

Ooh! Ooh! Breaking news!

Casey Anthony ... NOT GUILTY?


She waited a month to report that her little girl was missing. ONE. MONTH.