No "gosh wow!" or "boo hoo"? At all? Ever? You were a more stoic child than I, Gunga Din.Unfortunately, none.
Ah I hadn't thought about that kind of tears... and that book; it's still probably my favourite comedy book of all time; I must re-read it one of these days as I've probably forgotten most of the punch lines (though not all - the scene with the four horsemen of the apocalypse as Hell's Angels - "What chapter are you from?"..."Revelations!" - just had me in stitches!).In a totally different manner I'm pretty sure that the first time I read Good Omens by Pratchett and Gaiman I had tears streaming down my face....
Unfortunately not. There was much curiosity, intrigue, pondering, emotional navel-gazing, but not the others. There has been some music that brought tears to my eyes, but never a book.No "gosh wow!" or "boo hoo"? At all? Ever? You were a more stoic child than I, Gunga Din.
I wish Gunga Din had been a Novel or at least a short story, Instead of a poem.I'll second (or third) "Flowers for Algernon" for genre stuff - I can't remember if I actually got teary-eyed but I certainly felt teary-eyed. Oddly, I was also strongly affected by the beautifully titled The Cosmic Rape by Ted Sturgeon - also published in shorter form and sometimes in book form as the only slightly better "To Marry Medusa". Looks and sounds like a real tear-jerker, huh? Some sort of "cosmic yearning" passage or something.
I think that's about it. There've been a couple of movies that affected me - as I think I've mentioned before, a scene in 2010, of all things, has a kind of joyous, rather than sad, misty-eyed effect on me. But it's rare enough that I likely recall 'em all, though it's been a long time since anything's affected me like that.
No "gosh wow!" or "boo hoo"? At all? Ever? You were a more stoic child than I, Gunga Din.