Most Depressing Books

Description
What are the books that just really brought you down?
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13,815 members
265 reviews
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12,443 members
219 reviews
3.9
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12,181 members
116 reviews
½ 3.6
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28,290 members
513 reviews
4.1
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23,557 members
387 reviews
½ 3.6
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19,150 members
244 reviews
3.8
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19,043 members
403 reviews
4.1
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15,767 members
381 reviews
4.1
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51,900 members
699 reviews
3.9
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42,217 members
1,137 reviews
4.1
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38,992 members
659 reviews
3.9
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23,703 members
466 reviews
4.1
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18,464 members
249 reviews
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12,906 members
184 reviews
½ 3.7
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8,019 members
94 reviews
3.9
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81,849 members
1,268 reviews
4.2
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34,263 members
471 reviews
4.1
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28,066 members
501 reviews
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sturlington, ahef1963, Tosta
Explanations
ahef1963: I can state without hestitation that The Bell Jar is the most depressing book I've ever read.
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26,190 members
390 reviews
½ 3.7
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13,145 members
204 reviews
½ 3.5
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13,030 members
390 reviews
4.1
3 Members
roby72, sturlington, ahef1963
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sturlington: Rivals The Road for showing humanity at its absolute worst.
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12,564 members
265 reviews
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12,519 members
155 reviews
4.1
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11,732 members
308 reviews
3.9
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11,141 members
128 reviews
½ 3.4
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10,706 members
243 reviews
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10,152 members
141 reviews
3.9
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9,491 members
214 reviews
½ 3.6
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6,006 members
82 reviews
4.2
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4,880 members
177 reviews
3.9
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59,909 members
880 reviews
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2 Members
ahef1963, Charon07
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49,546 members
745 reviews
½ 3.7
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38,418 members
432 reviews
3.9
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34,368 members
1,404 reviews
4.1
2 Members
sturlington, Tosta
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20,607 members
329 reviews
3.9
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19,865 members
237 reviews
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19,616 members
372 reviews
3.9
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17,664 members
338 reviews
½ 3.7
2 Members
cej1027, ahef1963
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14,323 members
393 reviews
4.2
2 Members
sturlington, Tosta
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12,697 members
232 reviews
3.9
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12,100 members
266 reviews
4.1
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9,693 members
201 reviews
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8,060 members
127 reviews
½ 3.6
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6,968 members
121 reviews
4.1
2 Members
cej1027, ahef1963
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5,787 members
200 reviews
½ 3.6
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5,360 members
78 reviews
4.1
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5,178 members
119 reviews
4
2 Members
sturlington, Tosta
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3,696 members
75 reviews
4.2
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2,775 members
63 reviews
½ 3.7
2 Members
ahef1963, Charon07
Explanations
Charon07: If you thought Blindness was depressing, this is so much worse.
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2,420 members
44 reviews
4.1
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785 members
23 reviews
½ 3.6
2 Members
sturlington, bluepiano
Explanations
bluepiano: 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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774 members
33 reviews
½ 3.4
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408 members
7 reviews
3.8
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116 members
4 reviews
½ 3.6
2 Members
sturlington, bluepiano
Explanations
bluepiano: 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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63 members
3 reviews
½ 3.7
2 Members
sturlington, bluepiano
Explanations
bluepiano: Depiction of a neighbourhood in which extreme nastiness wins over kindness hands down. Depressing because it's credible.
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11,257 members
442 reviews
4
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8,935 members
132 reviews
3.8
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merrystar
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8,086 members
237 reviews
4.1
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5,195 members
62 reviews
½ 3.7
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3,632 members
115 reviews
3.9
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1,826 members
40 reviews
4
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1,164 members
27 reviews
½ 3.3
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411 members
17 reviews
½ 3.7