Books that'll make me BAWWWWWWWW! (25)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2008-04-20 05:39 ID:ihbQ17Yc

I need them.
I dunno, I would love a book that will make me cry like crazy, but not if it's one horrible instance after another.


2 Name: Bookworm : 2008-04-20 09:24 ID:HVkFfDx9

Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto

3 Name: Bookworm : 2008-04-20 14:01 ID:mm8kSX2I

1984 by George Orwell

4 Name: Bookworm : 2008-04-20 22:07 ID:Heaven

The Tale of Genji is pretty heartbreaking. Though because it is from quite early on in Japanese history there isn't exactly a lot of sympathy for the characters. But the story itself is a giant emotional roller coaster, what with the lost loves, the deaths of loves, the great friendship amongst a prince and his feudal friends, his womanly suitors, his kingly father, and many others.

5 Name: Bookworm : 2008-04-20 22:07 ID:Heaven


That IS quite sad, generically sad, yes, but still sad nonetheless.

6 Name: Bookworm : 2008-04-21 00:15 ID:UqGBQIIQ

The ending was so depressing, I almost cried.

7 Name: Bookworm : 2008-04-28 14:49 ID:U3aHFWCO

I'll make the claim that a Kinetic Novel is still a book, so go read Key's Planetarian. It's so powerful/manipulative, it can even drive a sheep to tears.

8 Name: Bookworm : 2008-04-28 21:53 ID:ruJbfXJb


9 Name: Bookworm : 2008-05-02 20:33 ID:mUMUp+Iw


If we're talking kinetic novels, then Narcissu made me bawww like a betch. If you want an actual PHYSICAL novel, Socrates in Love had the same effect on me.

10 Name: Bookworm : 2008-06-06 19:16 ID:uf2wtD2y

grass from his pillow by Lian Hearn had me crying

11 Name: OP : 2008-06-08 03:40 ID:NBD9coel


How do I get ahold of these, then? D:

12 Name: OP : 2008-06-08 03:41 ID:NBD9coel

and by 'these' I mean the kinetic novels.

13 Name: Bookworm : 2008-06-08 04:11 ID:uEx2e23A

>>7,9 didn't explain themselves too well.

What they're calling kinetic novels are more commonly called visual novels (there might be some arbitrary difference with regard to how much it is a game, idk). A strange product of Japan. They consist of short story to novella length texts, either linear or with branching paths (think Choose Your Own Adventure). The text is composed onto static animation (background and character sprites, in a sort of anime style) with occasional music. The medium is then all wrapped into a computer program. Romance (of the erotic and platonic sort) is a major genre of the medium.

Planetarian, which >>7 recommended, can be explored here: It costs money if you are not unsavory.

Narcissu, which >>9 recommended, can be explored here: It is free.

14 Name: Bookworm : 2008-06-08 21:25 ID:Sxq8NuVK

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo.

The last 25 pages have me bawling like a little girl.

15 Name: OP : 2008-06-10 18:18 ID:NBD9coel

Thanks so much!

16 Name: Bookworm : 2008-06-10 21:25 ID:KcBeqNXN

We Lovers by Tanaka Yutaka.

Yutaka also drew a manga which is related, Ai-Ren, which will not only make you BAWWW but is infamous for producing adverse psychological reactions...

17 Name: Bookworm : 2008-06-18 19:49 ID:UPV6whC3

Like water for chocolate (or if you read spanish, read it in the original language " como agua para chocolate.)

18 Name: Bookworm : 2008-06-24 19:14 ID:rh/vYTmD

"On the Beach" by Neville Shute

19 Name: Bookworm : 2008-06-27 01:36 ID:HN6ZYY9X

I agree that Kitchen, Planetarian and Narcissu are baww-material. As the retarded emotional person I am, I cried with all of them (just remembering Kitchen's Moonlight Shadow is... ugh goddamnit).

Let me add The Lovely Bones to combat the eastern literature. Unlike with the previous three books/novels, where I cried like a bitch at the end, with The Lovely Bones I was crying every other chapter, although nothing drastic was really happening. It's just very emotional.

20 Name: Bookworm : 2008-06-29 03:22 ID:30b1dCbf

Harry Potter

21 Name: Librarian!GLAD8.8CqM : 2008-07-15 14:57 ID:Heaven

Should be put into the thread "Books that you should throws in your frnace!"

22 Name: Librarian!GLAD8.8CqM : 2008-07-15 14:57 ID:Heaven

Should be put into the thread "Books that you should throws in your furnace!"

23 Name: Bookworm : 2008-09-12 09:08 ID:4th548GY

The Isis Peddler had me bawling about near the beginning
but it only works if you have read the first two books in the Isis trilogy by Monica Hughes

24 Name: Bookworm : 2008-09-12 14:05 ID:Heaven

>>21>>22 should stop posting already

25 Name: Bookworm : 2008-09-18 17:42 ID:h+rpAzeq

A Feast Of Love.
This isnt a love story. Its like the lives of people who live in the same town and there are several stories going on at once.
The last few pages made me bawwww so hard.

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