Did anyone else cry?

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ghost19

"Have I run too far to get home?"
Sep 25, 2011
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#24
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....
 

lunachick1973

Active Member
Jun 16, 2015
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#27
I was just wondering if anyone else shed a tear or two when...
Jake ducked out of the way of Oswald's bullet and Saddie got shot, and then her final dying words - "How we danced!" It really got to me, I think primarily because of the relationship the two had, and the plans they had for once they had stopped Oswald. I even cried when they done that school play... Moving stuff.
I had never cried from a book before reading this last year, and I still remember that ending, and my reaction to it. Due a re-read soon I think!
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!
 

Aericanwizard

Well-Known Member
Jun 15, 2011
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
#31
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.
 

80sFan

Just one more chapter...
Jul 14, 2015
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Pennsylvania
#32
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.
 

Doc Creed

Well-Known Member
Nov 18, 2015
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#33
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.
 

Pucker

We all have it coming, kid
May 9, 2010
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#34
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.
 

Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
#35
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.
Aw, yah big sissy ya!

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

Andy1963

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May 2, 2016
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#38
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
 

OKKingFan

Well-Known Member
Jun 15, 2013
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Oklahoma
#39
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.
 
Jul 17, 2016
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#40
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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