Tag Archives: Sad Novels

To live and love vicariously through On Love, Alain de Botton

1. Everyone ┬áhas a love story to tell, and while each is beautiful, the skills of its teller magnify the charm of each story. The longing for a destiny is nowhere stronger than in our romantic life. All too often … Continue reading

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A Curious Incident of the Dog [and Tin’s] in the Night-time [and Some Other Times], Mark Haddon

I was a teenager driven by angst and swimming in the gallant idea of love when I first read Haddon’s Whitebread Award Winner. I vaguely remember liking it back in high school, and as I started hoarding again, I wanted … Continue reading

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Winter is the season of alcoholism and despair–The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides

How timely that I am revisiting Jeffrey Eugenides’s The Virgin Suicides a day after the Philippines celebrated World Suicide Prevention Day. Eugenides greets us with Cecilia’s suicide attempt–gruesome and disturbing–which makes the first detail that we now about her character … Continue reading

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Weeping Underwater Looks a Lot Like Laughter, Michael J. White

I saw Weeping Underwater Looks a lot Like Laughter on the fiction must reads table in a local bookstore. I was intrigued with its cover and the very dramatic and long title. The blurb promises of a story of loving … Continue reading

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The end of missing someone–Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer

Let’s get this over and done with in this opening sentence: I fell in love while reading Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. And since this is a book blog, and my comeback post, too, I’d take this … Continue reading

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