Question of the Week: What was the last book that made you cry?
It's been some time since I have shed actual tears, but welling up happens a lot, as does dry sobbing. Sometimes a book is just so perfect in it's description of a certain emotion or event and you recognize so much of yourself in it that it hurts. And then all you can do is cry.
The last book where tears were rolling was probably All Quiet on the Western Front because it's simply a stunning book! I just felt so bad for all the characters, yet strangely enough, despite them being soldiers and me being a couch-potato book blogger, I thought I somehow understood them. And it made me emotional!
Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and Friday 56 by Freda over at Freda's Voice. For those memes, I'm using The Medea Complex by Rachel Roberts.
1885. Anne Stanbury - Committed to a lunatic asylum, having been deemed insane and therefore unfit to stand trial for the crime of which she is indicted. But is all as it seems?
Edgar Stanbury - the grieving husband and father who is torn between helping his confined wife recover her sanity, and seeking revenge on the woman who ruined his life.
Dr George Savage - the well respected psychiatrist, and chief medical officer of Bethlem Royal Hospital. Ultimately, he holds Anne's future wholly in his hands.
The Medea Complex tells the story of a misunderstood woman suffering from insanity in an era when mental illnesses' were all too often misdiagnosed and mistreated. A deep and riveting psychological thriller set within an historical context, packed full of twists and turns, The Medea Complex explores the nature of the human psyche: what possesses us, drives us, and how love, passion, and hope for the future can drive us to insanity
So, onto the memes.
'Is a lie, a lie by omission?If so, I have just lied to a man who contributes thousands of pounds per year to this hospital.'Never bite the hand that feeds you. Unless the hand is attached to an asshole, in which case you should most definitely bite it!
So, what are you reading? And over which book have you ever cried?