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60-Day Book Meme - Day 29

Day 29 - Saddest character death OR best/most satisfying character death (or both!)

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anything_can_be
Feb. 24th, 2014 08:35 pm (UTC)
I'm a pretty big sap, so there are lots of character deaths that just ruin me for hours and even days.

*****SPOILERS (of course)*****


The two most recent...

Miriam's self-sacrifice in A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini

Prim's death is Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins (This one was wrong on SO many levels.)

and the one I'll probably never get over...

Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling.

As for the most satisfying...

that would also be from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Molly Weasley delivering one of my favorite lines in all of literature, "NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!" as she casts the killing curse at Bellatrix Lestrange. EPIC!
flo_nelja
Feb. 24th, 2014 08:50 pm (UTC)
Sadest character death:

Chloe in L'écume des jours (Foam of the Days, I think, in English) by Boris Vian.
rainbowstevie
Feb. 24th, 2014 09:03 pm (UTC)
Remus and Tonks will always be the saddest fictional deaths of all time. Always.
kilobites
Feb. 25th, 2014 05:34 am (UTC)
I was hit pretty hard by Sirius Black's death. I distinctly recall flinging the book across the room when it happened, in fact!
lilachigh
Feb. 25th, 2014 10:10 am (UTC)
Lots of spoilers
Spoilers but putting under the cut just in case.


First death I read when very young, Beth in Little Women. Coming from reading Enid Blyton, this was disturbing and opened up a whole new world of writing.

Bonnie in Gone With the Wind. First child death I read.

Cedric Diggory - Harry Potter character, surprising and unexpected.

And the one that made the most impact at the time was in a Dennis Wheatley novel, and I can't remember the name, but the hero dies as a human sacrifice and watches his death from above. Very disturbing. Again, i was very young. And if anyone can tell me the title, it's the one where Sir Francis Drake is called from the dead to save England.




maldeluxx
Feb. 25th, 2014 12:32 pm (UTC)
Well, Harry Potter's (temporary) death left me moved, so that made me like the final book even more, in spite of the rather terrible epilogue. :)
imagine_peace
Feb. 26th, 2014 05:40 am (UTC)
One of the sisters deaths in The Virgin Suicides took me by surprise, I think just the way it happened. Don't remember which one though. Beth in Little Women was really sad too.
i_have_a_spork
Feb. 27th, 2014 04:03 pm (UTC)
Valjean in Les Mis and The Fool at the end of Robin Hobb's Fool trilogy... both absolutely destroy me every time. Full on tears streaming for chapters at a time o.o
bic_hok
Mar. 3rd, 2014 10:46 am (UTC)
I don't know about saddest death but most frustrating death was Prim in Mockingjay.
bic_hok
Mar. 3rd, 2014 10:51 am (UTC)
Actually, I think I was very upset as a child when a character died in Charlotte's web.
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