Emoting with Books

HuffPost Books recently tweeted:

What was the last book you read that made you cry?

I had to go back over my book list to check. I don’t remember reading a book recently that made me cry. Of course, my eyes water at the drop of a hat so perhaps I just don’t notice.

It very well could have been Neil Gaiman’s Ocean at the End of the Lane. That was a very emotional book. Beautiful. Lyrical. Magical. And about so much more than what the narrator said it was about.

Or it could have been Charles de Lint’s Widdershins–which was amazing, but also very sad and rather a personal read. I don’t know if it’s the sort of thing I could hand someone with a word of recommendation. It’s brave and beautiful, but not safe. It dredges up things from the recesses of memory.

What about you? What’s the last book you read which made you cry?


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