In an antithesis (or perhaps I’m just a little strange) to the sappiness of the recent Valentine’s Day, I feel like reading something that will utterly break my heart. Soul destroying. Devastation. However, I’m stumped at what to pick. I’m reading The English Patient at the moment and that is supposed to be heartbreaking but I’m finding it difficult to get involved in it. I haven’t seen the movie or know anything about it so I’m quite unspoiled.
I do have a few titles in mind though:
- The End of the Affair – Graham Greene
- Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy?
- Requiem for a Dream – Hubert Selby, Jr
- Anything by Thomas Hardy …
I need recommendations! I don’t want anything sappy and it doesn’t have to be about love/romance. In short, any book that completely crushed you (and perhaps even made you shed a few tears 🙂 ).