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Most Depressing Books

Description: What are the books that just really brought you down?

Members: 5 participating members (show all)

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1
10,895 members, 218 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1), roby72 (13), thecoroner (16)

Score: 8.11

2
4,548 members, 63 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (1), roby72 (1)

Score: 8

3
9,126 members, 105 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (2), roby72 (2)

Score: 6.73

4
26,139 members, 364 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (3), roby72 (4)

Score: 5.87

5
7,984 members, 109 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: roby72 (3), thecoroner (6)

Score: 5.6

6
29,076 members, 529 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: dara85 (2), thecoroner (15)

Score: 5.4

7
9,951 members, 149 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (5), roby72 (5)

Score: 5.35

8
7,356 members, 105 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (7), roby72 (9)

Score: 4.77

9
14,845 members, 203 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: roby72 (6), thecoroner (13)

Score: 4.66

10
13,512 members, 299 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (8), roby72 (12)

Score: 4.53

11
13,673 members, 158 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: roby72 (7), thecoroner (14)

Score: 4.53

12
17,560 members, 259 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: roby72 (8), thecoroner (18)

Score: 4.32

13
17,826 members, 372 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: roby72 (11), thecoroner (17)

Score: 4.17

14
8,920 members, 96 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: roby72 (10), thecoroner (19)

Score: 4.17

15
580 members, 19 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

bluepiano (1): One chapter excepted, it's nightmarishly dystopian--yet it's non-fiction. A world in which cleverness + PR obviates art. Very deeply depressing.

16
51 members, 3 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

bluepiano (2): Depiction of a neighbourhood in which extreme nastiness wins over kindness hands down. Depressing because it's credible.

17
100 members, 4 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (3)

Score: 3.04

Explanations:

bluepiano (3): Oh lord this sort of thing happens to people. If I had a sense of honour I'd just curl up and die. Deeply depressing.

18
15,324 members, 171 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (4)

Score: 2.83

19
1,835 members, 33 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (9)

Score: 2.31

20
37,457 members, 543 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (10)

Score: 2.25

21
20,445 members, 385 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (11)

Score: 2.2

22
5,897 members, 89 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (12)

Score: 2.15

23
6,003 members, 67 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: roby72 (14)

Score: 2.07

24
9,920 members, 317 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: roby72 (15)

Score: 2.03

25
19,863 members, 303 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (20)

Score: 1.89

26
7,758 members, 101 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (21)

Score: 1.87

27
281 members, 4 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (22)

Score: 1.85

28
60,910 members, 980 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (23)

Score: 1.83

29
3,915 members, 59 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (24)

Score: 1.81

30
2,841 members, 51 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (25)

Score: 1.79

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About this list

Started by: sturlington (January 2014)

Type: Numbered and unnumbered

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