Has a book ever brought me to tears? Only if I got hit over the head with it. But lots of PASSAGES in many books make me tear up.
That has to be balanced with laugh out loud moments, or I refuse to read the damned thing.
I seriously don’t understand why anyone would want to search out books and movies and television shows and newspaper articles that are geared to make them completely miserable and unhappy. I guess we all need a little bit of that in our day to make us appreciate the really good stuff. Or maybe when we see that there are other people in this world who are down and out it makes us feel better about our own situations.
Still, if the book makes me weep I’ll probably stop reading it. And I definitely won’t recommend it to anyone else. There’s enough doom and gloom in real life without dwelling on everyone else’s misfortunes, especially if they’re fictional.