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Old 04-01-2021, 01:10 PM
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I'd say...romance tropes bother me less.
The happy ending is sometimes boring (that's why I loved Jojo Moyes' Me Before You...) But it's ok, I can live with that.

If thrillers are too obvious I tend to lose interest. Especially when I know the culprit from page 1 (or whatever).
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Old 04-01-2021, 01:49 PM
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Me Before You sounds so incredibly sad.
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Old 04-01-2021, 02:05 PM
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Me Before You sounds so incredibly sad.
I cried...I cried the first time I read it. The second time...I cried with the movie...Watched the movie like 5 times already - still - cried.

I think "Me Before You" really is my all time favourite (so far) in it's genre.
"After Me" and "Still Me" are also worth the read...But if the story ended with the ending in "Me Before You" I wouldn't even mind the sad ending. It was really an ending that felt "humane" and "understandable".
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Old 04-02-2021, 10:47 AM
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I cried...I cried the first time I read it. The second time...I cried with the movie...Watched the movie like 5 times already - still - cried.
awwww but isn't it great when a book or movie makes you cry every time? Sometimes I fear a story making me cry will be just a one off. I want it to stir up emotions every time.

I am surprised the writer wrote sequels. Especially since I'd fear the audience wouldn't want to read the main girl moving on to some other guy.
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Old 04-02-2021, 11:09 AM
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awwww but isn't it great when a book or movie makes you cry every time? Sometimes I fear a story making me cry will be just a one off. I want it to stir up emotions every time.

I am surprised the writer wrote sequels. Especially since I'd fear the audience wouldn't want to read the main girl moving on to some other guy.
I love that! Crying every time...It's also my "go to book" when I sort of want to find relief for sad feelings If that makes sense.
And obviously the books that get you every time, are the ones that end up being re-read. And sometimes an author can accomplish that several times...But sadly, I haven't encountered an author that had that effect with every book. It isn't always a first book that has the effect.

Moyes did a good job with the sequels...Even though Louisa moved on eventually, you get all of it. And you sort of understand her decisions at the end of the second book, which lead to a surprisingly good third book.
These three are a coming of age story that needed three books. If Moyes would've cut in the story and made the three into one book that had a few more pages and in doing so avoid the stress of publishing sequels, then that one book wouldn't have worked...like at all. You'd miss too many details to get the picture.
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Old 04-02-2021, 05:26 PM
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But sadly, I haven't encountered an author that had that effect with every book. It isn't always a first book that has the effect.
Ruta Sepetys books make me cry every time I read them.
And I cried each time I read She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb. The Book Thief too.

I am surprised the second and third book never became a movie.
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Old 04-02-2021, 07:36 PM
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Ok so instead of one book, you just threw in 6 I think I really like it here
Go big or go home!

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Totally. Sometimes it's fun to know exactly what you are in for and it's just a feel good kind of book. But it would be incredibly boring to me to mostly read books like that.
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Old 04-03-2021, 11:27 AM
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Ruta Sepetys books make me cry every time I read them.
And I cried each time I read She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb. The Book Thief too.
Ok so +1 Wally Lamb and +... Ruta Sepetys.
-1 for The Book Thief though - yes - that one got to me too...Other books by Zusak not so much...

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Guess I'm going big

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I am surprised the second and third book never became a movie.
Maybe Emilia Clark didn't want to...OR she was still too busy being Khaleesi-Mother of Dragons It can all still happen...
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Old 04-03-2021, 02:10 PM
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Other books by Zusak not so much...
I read Bridge of Clay by him and I liked it. I can't remember if I cried, but I liked it because it reminded me of my dad and his brothers.

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Maybe Emilia Clark didn't want to...OR she was still too busy being Khaleesi-Mother of Dragons It can all still happen...
for all the fans getting what they want
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Old 04-03-2021, 06:38 PM
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All those books made me cry too.

I still have to read Bridge of Clay.

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Old 04-04-2021, 01:50 PM
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I still have to read Bridge of Clay.
I had to assign each brother a spot in our dad's sibling order to keep everyone straight.
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I will write it down
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Good idea.
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Confusion does appear to be the key word in reviews on "Bridge of Clay"
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Wow. I think that happens when there is such a big list of characters AND when it's not linear.
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