Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Will Be Missed

In the last book I read (stop reading now if you don't want to have plot points revealed), several characters die.

A couple of them were unexpected, and one hit me really hard. Seriously.

I didn't see it coming and I just didn't think the character wouldn't *not* be around for the whole story.

So, when it did happen, I just lay there in bed sobbing. As in, soak the pillow sobbing. I was so surprised by how sad I was by that character's death, and I still wish the author hadn't had him die.

Anything in a story ever affect you that way?

16 Comments:

Blogger Fabulously Broke said...

Yes. I teared up when I read Anne Bishop's Books

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 8:21:00 am  
Blogger dilling said...

absolutely....too many times to count.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 10:08:00 am  
Blogger Dugout Daisy said...

I love that book, and yes it made me sooo sad
:(
So many times I'll get teary-eyed reading a book and get super upset and it will stay with me for awhile.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 12:38:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

FB, I don't know her, worth a read?

Dilling, sometimes when a book series is over I feel like I've lost a bunch of friends!

Daisy, it was Deets that got me. Not FAIR! *sniff*

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 5:16:00 pm  
Blogger Elusive Butterfly said...

When JK Rowling killed off Dumbledore. I still haven't forgiven her.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 5:55:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

Oh EB, I so totally can't even admit that that happened!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 7:04:00 pm  
Blogger Likalia said...

I always think it is a sign of a good author when I care enough about their characters to be sobbing when good or bad things happen to them.

Though it might also be a sign that I am too emotionally controlled in my day to day life and use fiction as an outlet.

Meh to the psychoanalytics, I'm sure it is the first. ;)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 9:58:00 pm  
Anonymous B's S said...

my sob moment is also harry potter, but it's in book 7 when harry decides to die, and all of his family comes back to comfort him and he just marches bravely to his death. i've read it like five times and STILL bawl every time!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008 12:54:00 am  
Blogger Yvonne said...

Oh yeah. I'm still devastated they killed off Mr. Eko on Lost. ;( Lord help those writers if they ever go after Des or Sawyer!

Thursday, December 18, 2008 1:14:00 am  
Blogger Victoria said...

Likalia, it's totally the first. Good author. *nodding* ;)

S, that JK pulls on our heart strings so cruelly!

Yvonne, I couldn't handle the Charlie loss. :(

Thursday, December 18, 2008 4:32:00 pm  
Blogger Yvonne said...

ack, I'm still in denial about Charlie! ;(

Thursday, December 18, 2008 8:27:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

Charlie? No, he's just on another part of the island is all. Right?

Thursday, December 18, 2008 9:29:00 pm  
Blogger Yvonne said...

Exactly!

Thursday, December 18, 2008 11:42:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

YAY! :)

Friday, December 19, 2008 7:39:00 am  
Blogger Yamuna said...

Yes, so often. Especially when I was reading Khaled Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Suns. Brilliant book!

Friday, May 07, 2010 6:23:00 am  
Blogger Victoria said...

Oh yeah? Cool :)

Friday, May 07, 2010 7:45:00 pm  

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