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Did anyone else cry?

Discussion in '11/22/63' started by jfra3101, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. zman16

    zman16 Member

    Just like Jake said, "im not a crying man" but damn if i didnt shed a tear!!! King has always been the best in dragging you in his well thought out stories! This being one of them!!!
     
  2. goalstopper

    goalstopper New Member

    this part moved me in a way that no other book has. I don't easily get emotional when reading but WOW!
    I just hoped and prayed that Jake would say "to hell with it" and went back to be with her.
     
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  3. Aija

    Aija Member

    I need to read this book i think.
    I have it as a audiobook and the most i felt was mild sadness during the last scene where they dance together, bittersweet.
    So after Finders Keepers it is :)
     
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  4. ghost19

    ghost19 "Have I run too far to get home?"

    I don't think I'm capable of crying as I get older. Is that weird? My wife thinks I'm just stoic on the like older generations used to be. Not sure if that is good or bad....
     
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  5. davo67

    davo67 Member

    Cried for days, every time I thought of it.
     
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  6. CortyCort

    CortyCort Member

    Yes, but I'm a big crybaby!
     
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  7. lunachick1973

    lunachick1973 Active Member

    I cried several times ! I loved Jake so much ! I read it twice and listened to it on audio a few times as well. I LOVED Jake so much!
     
  8. 80sFan

    80sFan Just one more chapter...

    Cried both times I read it :a17:
     
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  9. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    Yes. I shed a tear or two during that sequence but told the wife I accidentally inhaled some peppery substance when I caught her looking at me funny. This has happened to me more than once in several books by Mr. King.
     
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  10. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    Nope.
     
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  11. Aericanwizard

    Aericanwizard Well-Known Member

    Yes. Mister King has an ability to write characters that we can fall in love with. And this means sometimes crying when bad things happen to them.
    The worst part for me was that you could feel it coming, but at the same time, you knew there was nothing you, Jake, or Sadie could do to stop it. "The past is obdurate." If Jake was going to make a change of this magnitude, you knew he was going to pay for it. This gets worse every time I re-read it. "Just this one time, let it work out..."

    Whenever I sell this book to friends (which is often), they ask what it's about. I say "A teacher goes back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination... but that's not really what it's about."

    One of my favourites.
     
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  12. 80sFan

    80sFan Just one more chapter...

    Yes, Aericanwizard! What you said in the spoiler!

    When I tell friends about this story, I think about a genre they're already interested in. Most of my friends are into chick-lit :barf: so I tell them it's mostly romance. Other friends, I'll tell them about the time travel or historical aspects. This book has it all, that's why it's one of my all-time favorites.
     
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  13. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Teared up a little.
    I was really emotional in a few other books. Pet Sematary: the death of Norma Crandall and Gage's funeral. The Stand: death of Nick Andros and the Christmas Tom Cullen and Stu spend snowed in. Lisey's Story: a few spots. Hearts in Atlantis: first two novellas. I can't help it, like King, I'm sentimental.
     
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  14. Pucker

    Pucker We all have it coming, kid

    Interesting responses in here.

    I'll admit to something that surprised me about myself as I've gotten older: I do cry at books and movies and unexpected beauty and ... oh ... all manner of superfluous things. I think that's probably because I don't cry when society most expects (dictates?) that I should.

    Frankly, I think most people don't cry as often as they should. In much the same way we don't laugh as often as we should, either.
     
  15. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Aw, yah big sissy ya!

    (Just kidding) :m_bigwink:
    Joyland was quite sentimental, too.
     
  16. 80sFan

    80sFan Just one more chapter...

    Joyland had me sobbing. Anyone that at least didn't tear up at that ending has no soul.
     
  17. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    I was just pulling Doc Creed 's leg a little.

    Isn't it great to lose yourself and enter another world while reading a book?
     
  18. Andy1963

    Andy1963 Well-Known Member

    Did I cry? Oh yeah and I don't normally cry.
    The story at the beginning was so full of raw emotion.
    Sadie and Jake temporarily splitting up.
    Jake and Sadie making up after he saved her, then she saved him.
    Sadie being shot.
    Jake giving her up to save time as we know it.
    Jake and Sadie dancing at the end...
    I do hope they kept in touch.

    Oh and I lost some good friends at the end so back down the rabbit hole for me
     
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  19. OKKingFan

    OKKingFan Well-Known Member

    I cried multiple times too. Really liked this book, from the very beginning. I'm a bit of a JFK assassination buff, but ironically it was the Jake/Sadie part of the book I found much more interesting.
    This is already one of my favorite King books. I thought the ending was perfect.
     
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  20. Jason ML

    Jason ML Member

    The whole relationship was an emotional roller-coaster, but as far as tears, I only teared up at the end. Far and away NOT the only moment that made me feel more than I have for a novel in a really long time, but the ending was the part to get an actual, physical reaction. I'm not a bawler, but I do get misty and red-eyed, and this did it for sure.
     
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