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Most Depressing Books

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

Members: 9 participating members (show all)

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12,793 members, 255 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)
2
11,023 members, 108 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)
3
21,505 members, 362 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)
4
10,772 members, 174 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)
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35,157 members, 614 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)
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21,484 members, 432 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)
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17,617 members, 234 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)
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16,841 members, 225 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)
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11,908 members, 177 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)
10
7,159 members, 84 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)
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74,059 members, 1,195 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)
12
46,076 members, 633 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)
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37,752 members, 1,077 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)
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31,255 members, 431 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)
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26,198 members, 485 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)
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24,023 members, 355 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)
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16,937 members, 371 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)
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14,103 members, 363 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)
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11,964 members, 370 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (14): Rivals The Road for showing humanity at its absolute worst.

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11,849 members, 186 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)
21
11,547 members, 245 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)
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11,262 members, 142 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)
23
9,981 members, 223 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)
24
9,449 members, 133 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)
25
8,874 members, 201 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)
26
5,595 members, 72 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)
27
44,912 members, 713 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)
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25,517 members, 458 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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ahef1963 (19): I can state without hestitation that The Bell Jar is the most depressing book I've ever read.

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18,598 members, 311 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)
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18,396 members, 221 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)
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18,334 members, 333 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)
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11,985 members, 216 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
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11,300 members, 243 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)
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10,744 members, 293 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)
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9,994 members, 120 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)
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7,430 members, 110 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)
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5,341 members, 195 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)
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4,882 members, 76 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)
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4,524 members, 166 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)
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3,393 members, 67 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)
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2,184 members, 38 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)
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713 members, 21 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

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.

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361 members, 6 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)
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117 members, 4 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

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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.

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61 members, 3 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

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

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31,398 members, 1,352 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)
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15,979 members, 324 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

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12,960 members, 365 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)
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10,717 members, 423 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)
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8,949 members, 189 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)
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6,408 members, 188 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)
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6,361 members, 118 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

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4,875 members, 115 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)
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4,827 members, 59 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)
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3,347 members, 110 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)
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1,695 members, 35 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)
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1,108 members, 26 reviews
3.33 stars (3.33 stars)
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698 members, 31 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)
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400 members, 17 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)
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About this list

Started by: sturlington (January 2014)

Type: Unnumbered

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