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(Some Guy)   Saddest. Book. Ever. (*Submitter adds it to Amazon wish list*)   (spreadthefword.com) divider line 492
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2010-03-24 09:36:19 PM  
That would be a great book to give to your soon-to-be ex-.

"I got this for you"
What do i need this for?
"Welcome to dumpsville, population, YOU!"


\for the record, the saddest book ever is the Children's book "I love you forever"
 
2010-03-24 09:39:53 PM  
sleeping martyr: \for the record, the saddest book ever is the Children's book "I love you forever"

The sound of that title alone makes me think I want nothing to do with it....
 
2010-03-24 10:11:05 PM  
sleeping martyr: \for the record, the saddest book ever is the Children's book "I love you forever"

Agreed. I got that as a present when my daughter was born and promptly hid it on the shelf after one reading. Made me get a lot of dust in my eye.
 
2010-03-24 10:47:32 PM  
quarterlyconversation.com
 
2010-03-24 10:56:43 PM  
WOW.

The cover of that book was bleaker than the entirety of Requiem for a Dream.
 
2010-03-24 11:01:42 PM  
"Ah, Bartleby! Ah, humanity!"

/obscure?
//also very sad
 
2010-03-24 11:07:03 PM  
"For sale: Baby shoes, never used."
 
2010-03-24 11:08:26 PM  
Not even close to the saddest
Mommy, Please don't cry (new window)
 
2010-03-24 11:11:48 PM  
Where the Red Fern Grows. To this day I bear an irrational hatred for mountain lions.
 
2010-03-25 12:29:17 AM  
Favorite reading over here since the dump

/actually only eat when I have to since then as eating is a chore in itself
 
2010-03-25 01:20:31 AM  
yogaFLAME: Where the Red Fern Grows. To this day I bear an irrational hatred for mountain lions.

Damn you for mentioning that book. I think I got something in my eye.
 
2010-03-25 01:56:13 AM  
eyehate

That's not even the saddest Cormac McCarthy book.
 
2010-03-25 02:06:21 AM  
Sounds like an exciting and erotic journey.
 
2010-03-25 02:06:45 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

Best employee motivational handbook I ever had!
 
2010-03-25 02:09:41 AM  
sleeping martyr: \for the record, the saddest book ever is the Children's book "I love you forever"

I think the book is creepy... what's up with the Mom climbing into her son's window and shiat. *shudders*

How would you like that to be your mother-in-law?

/hid book on shelf as well
 
2010-03-25 02:10:30 AM  
Quick... where's the microwave popcorn? This is gonna be fun!
 
2010-03-25 02:11:29 AM  
I Love You Forever is easily the saddest book ever. I don't know if I recall right, but doesn't his mom bite it at the end, and he says the whole, "I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living my baby you'll be." thing back to her while holding her?

/shiat.... promised myself I wouldn't cry....
//Red Fern close second though....
 
2010-03-25 02:11:30 AM  
eyehate The Road

Someday somebody will tell me why this book is so super sad. Telling me that I don't have a soul cannot be the right answer.
 
2010-03-25 02:12:24 AM  
yogaFLAME: Where the Red Fern Grows. To this day I bear an irrational hatred for mountain lions.

I've never even owned a dog, and that's still one of the saddest damn endings I've ever read.
 
2010-03-25 02:13:29 AM  
Cormac McCarthy is a hack, the only reason "The Road" won any awards is because McCarthy is 80 & close to death.
 
2010-03-25 02:14:12 AM  
That woman has never been NEAR a microwave.....
 
2010-03-25 02:14:59 AM  
That's...somewhat demented.
 
2010-03-25 02:15:54 AM  
 
2010-03-25 02:16:21 AM  
EighthundredmillionthFarker: sleeping martyr: \for the record, the saddest book ever is the Children's book "I love you forever"

I think the book is creepy... what's up with the Mom climbing into her son's window and shiat. *shudders*

How would you like that to be your mother-in-law?

/hid book on shelf as well


110% with you on this one. I read it as a child, and upon finding it in a bookstore as an adult, and re-reading it, I wonder what the hell my parents were thinking. There's a distinct "a boy's best friend is his mother" vibe to it.

That being said, my vote goes to Tuck Everlasting on Saddest Book Ever.
 
2010-03-25 02:16:44 AM  
She has a TV appearance.
 
2010-03-25 02:17:21 AM  
EighthundredmillionthFarker: sleeping martyr: \for the record, the saddest book ever is the Children's book "I love you forever"

I think the book is creepy... what's up with the Mom climbing into her son's window and shiat. *shudders*

How would you like that to be your mother-in-law?

/hid book on shelf as well


You know, that's valid. My mom read that to me and I also thought it was a sweet book, but now that I think about it.... wow, lady had issues. And the dude never married so it was ok for his mom to come get in bed with him as an adult? What the hell were they trying to teach kids?

My childhood... it was... a lie.

DAMN YOU
 
2010-03-25 02:18:30 AM  
Jeff God of Biscuits: That being said, my vote goes to Tuck Everlasting on Saddest Book Ever.

Ooh, that one is sad. Mine though is Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. WHY DID WE DROP THE ATOM BOMB WHYYYYYY
 
2010-03-25 02:18:32 AM  
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: The cover of that book was bleaker than the entirety of Requiem for a Dream.

Imagine cowering in the corner while your fridge full of condiments rocks and shudders towards you, your only exit blocked by the microwave's gaping, flailing door. This is the paranoid life of the Single American Male, who, desperate for comfort outside society, has become the dreaded, demented Dope Fiend.
 
2010-03-25 02:20:41 AM  
EighthundredmillionthFarker: It's gonna be okay... shhhh... there there

*shudders again*


GAH I think that violates the graphic images clause in TOU. Someone delete that post IMMEDIATELY.
 
2010-03-25 02:20:48 AM  
NuttierThanEver: Not even close to the saddest
Mommy, Please don't cry (new window)


Were I - FSM forbid - to be in a position to be in receipt of that book, I suspect I'd want it nowhere near me as it would no doubt just rub salt in all-too-tender wounds.

/think I'll go hug my kids now
//came to play ITG, leaving humiliated
 
2010-03-25 02:20:55 AM  
So it's hilarious when someone loses their whole family and is forced to live alone?
 
2010-03-25 02:20:55 AM  
images.amazon.com

Biggest downer of a book ever inflicted upon the junior high school kids of my generation. Thanks for sucking the life out of us, Mrs. Peterson.
 
2010-03-25 02:21:54 AM  
sleeping martyr:

\for the record, the saddest book ever is the Children's book "I love you forever"


Hated that book so much. Every year my aunts and uncles would leave a few new books on my grandparent's farm (book ravenous family), and it ended up on the farm one year.

Three months after my mother had died.

I couldn't stop crying all summer after reading that damn book.

/no one gave the book a second thought
//the next year I took it and buried it out in the field to get rid of it
 
2010-03-25 02:22:20 AM  
Genevieve Marie: EighthundredmillionthFarker: It's gonna be okay... shhhh... there there

*shudders again*

GAH I think that violates the graphic images clause in TOU. Someone delete that post IMMEDIATELY.


Yeah, plus I need to wake up in 3 hours. Sleep ain't happenin' tonight. Time to go lock my windows.
 
2010-03-25 02:22:39 AM  
NuttierThanEver: Not even close to the saddest
Mommy, Please don't cry (new window)


Look at the freakin list of related titles! There are dozens of books about this. I want to cry just looking at it. I don't even have kids!
 
2010-03-25 02:23:12 AM  
UsikFark: Imagine cowering in the corner while your fridge full of condiments rocks and shudders towards you, your only exit blocked by the microwave's gaping, flailing door. This is the paranoid life of the Single American Male, who, desperate for comfort outside society, has become the dreaded, demented Dope Fiend.

It's not as disturbing as the My Teacher is an Alien books, but STILL.


Genevieve Marie: Jeff God of Biscuits: That being said, my vote goes to Tuck Everlasting on Saddest Book Ever.

Ooh, that one is sad. Mine though is Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. WHY DID WE DROP THE ATOM BOMB WHYYYYYY


yogaFLAME: Where the Red Fern Grows. To this day I bear an irrational hatred for mountain lions.

A thread of this nature wouldn't be complete without The Giving Tree.
 
2010-03-25 02:23:30 AM  
Danger Avoid Death: Biggest downer of a book ever inflicted upon the junior high school kids of my generation. Thanks for sucking the life out of us, Mrs. Peterson.

Oh man did I hate that book. So much so that when the kid finally died I was like wow, FINALLY. Took long enough. I thought leukemia was a tough disease.

/I may have had the makings of a farker from quite a young age, looking back.
 
2010-03-25 02:24:53 AM  
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: A thread of this nature wouldn't be complete without The Giving Tree.

That bastard kid. He took all the tree had to give and it wasn't enough. I bet he beat his family and wrote the screenplay to glitter.
 
2010-03-25 02:25:14 AM  
OnmyojiOmn: Hey guys, what's going on in this thread?

I should really stop clicking stuff like this.
 
2010-03-25 02:26:06 AM  
Fell In Love With a Chair: I Love You Forever is easily the saddest book ever. I don't know if I recall right, but doesn't his mom bite it at the end, and he says the whole, "I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living my baby you'll be." thing back to her while holding her?

snowbirdchronicles.com
I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
my Mommy you'll be.


/ surely not obscure
 
2010-03-25 02:26:21 AM  
Epsilon: So it's hilarious when someone loses their whole family and is forced to live alone?

Only if someone loses their whole family at WalMart.
 
2010-03-25 02:26:48 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

The ending to this book was rough.

/by that I mean the real ending, not the gay ass epilogue.
 
2010-03-25 02:26:49 AM  
Jimmy Devil Rocket Science: "For sale: Baby shoes, never used."

that line brings tears to my eyes every time i see it. i have a 16 month old daughter, and im so damn lucky to have her. i was at the hospital for my best friend to become an aunt for the first time. the baby was still-born. the saddest thing i have ever been a part of
 
2010-03-25 02:26:50 AM  
sleeping martyr: for the record, the saddest book ever is the Children's book "I love you forever"

Seriously.

I think my mom still has that book in her collection somewhere. I recall re-reading it as a teen and I got all teary-eyed.
 
2010-03-25 02:26:56 AM  
yogaFLAME: Where the Red Fern Grows. To this day I bear an irrational hatred for mountain lions.

That is one of the few books I've read more than once..

The other was Wayside School is Falling Down.
 
2010-03-25 02:27:43 AM  
eyehate's book was exactly what I thought of when I read the headline.

The Road is grim and tragic and difficult to take.
 
2010-03-25 02:27:52 AM  
Link (new window)
 
2010-03-25 02:27:53 AM  
Danger Avoid Death: Only if someone loses their whole family in another customer's rolls of fat at WalMart.
 
2010-03-25 02:28:01 AM  
Oh and Ill just leave this here....
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2010-03-25 02:28:13 AM  
For me, it's always been 'The Giving Tree'...similar storyline...just tears me up everytime.
 
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