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Most Depressing Books

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

Members: 8 participating members (show all)

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12,203 members, 244 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)
2
20,324 members, 315 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)
3
10,325 members, 101 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)
4
9,989 members, 162 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)
5
33,334 members, 586 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)
6
20,369 members, 404 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)
7
16,747 members, 224 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)
8
15,938 members, 206 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)
9
11,309 members, 165 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)
10
6,774 members, 80 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)
11
69,529 members, 1,136 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)
12
42,984 members, 599 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)
13
29,716 members, 415 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)
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24,365 members, 458 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)
15
22,740 members, 337 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)
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15,885 members, 349 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)
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13,203 members, 343 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)
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11,382 members, 356 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Explanations:

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

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11,022 members, 233 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)
20
10,640 members, 135 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)
21
9,521 members, 216 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)
22
9,006 members, 121 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)
23
8,408 members, 187 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)
24
5,290 members, 67 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)
25
42,443 members, 670 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)
26
35,344 members, 1,021 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)
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24,236 members, 425 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Explanations:

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

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17,645 members, 324 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)
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17,598 members, 295 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)
30
17,587 members, 204 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)
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11,591 members, 207 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
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11,160 members, 174 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)
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10,828 members, 235 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)
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10,173 members, 280 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)
35
9,258 members, 109 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)
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7,008 members, 105 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)
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5,094 members, 192 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)
38
4,588 members, 72 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)
39
4,293 members, 159 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)
40
3,207 members, 64 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)
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2,083 members, 38 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)
42
683 members, 21 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

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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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345 members, 5 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)
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112 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.

45
60 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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30,208 members, 1,325 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)
47
12,214 members, 346 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)
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10,411 members, 417 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)
49
8,581 members, 184 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)
50
5,490 members, 172 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)
51
4,693 members, 110 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)
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4,631 members, 58 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)
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3,184 members, 106 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)
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1,633 members, 36 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)
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1,082 members, 25 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)
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624 members, 29 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)
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382 members, 18 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)
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Started by: sturlington (January 2014)

Type: Unnumbered

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