1. MadamMack

    MadamMack M e m b e r

    I'd like to hear your thoughts on Misery Lit.
     
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  2. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester, Moderator Moderator

    They can be interesting, teach lessons, and it's nice to see people triumph over adversity. The Boy called "It" was one of those I read and although difficult, it was uplifting. No matter how difficult our lives, we can always find someone somewhere with something worse going on.
     
  3. MadamMack

    MadamMack M e m b e r

    Exactly DJ . . .
     
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  4. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    First time I've read/heard the expression...had to use a search engine to look-see. Does The Painted Bird qualify? Saw a list of about ten stories shelved as "misery-lit" at Goodreads. I'll have to check out a story. Any recommendations?
     
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  5. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Ohhh, here's a GREAT one: The Grapes Of Wrath!!!!! (I know a certain somebody is gonna jump all over this one! DON'T FORGET THE TURTLE!!)
     
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  6. morgan

    morgan Well-Known Member

    DJ-are you talking about "A Child Called It?" Did you read the next two-"The Lost Boy" and "A Man Named Dave?" Dave Pelzer had a speaking engagement around here a few years back and I didn't find out until the day after!! I was so bummed.
     
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  7. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester, Moderator Moderator

    yes, that's it. i read the second one i think. it was so long ago. i know i didn't read the last one.
     
  8. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester, Moderator Moderator

    oh man. those damn joads.:dribble:
     

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