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cowboywerewolf from DC is reading Homage to Catalonia November 21, 2011 - 11:06pm

Due to recent events, I find myself very interested in novels that handle the issue of break-ups of long term relationships. The best I've read to date is High Fidelity by Nick Hornby... it was like reading a book written by the pettiest version of myself and I loved it.

Anyone know any novels that deal with the issue of break-ups that handle the material in an especially engaging way?

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin November 22, 2011 - 12:42am

No help with breakup novels though. I remember my last breakup being a time of personal creativity, I took it out on the paper, know what I mean?

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Dean Blake from Australia is reading generationend.com November 22, 2011 - 4:56am

Are you a Murakami fan? I've nearly finished The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, which, in a very strange way, tells the story of a man dealing with his wife leaving him for another (a lot of his novels are about people breaking apart).

His work is a little different from Mr. Hornby's.

 

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break November 22, 2011 - 7:35am

You should check out The Marriage Plot.

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Sara Michelle Rising from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is reading Yoga Bitch by Suzanne Morrison November 22, 2011 - 9:45am

"God-Shaped Hole" is sort of a break-up novel, but definitely covers the emotions and process.

"Candy" deals with a long-term break-up as well as drug addiction, so pretty intense. 

"Paint It Black" deals with the death of a lover, which also touches closely on feelings associated with long-term relationship break-ups....

 

These are some good ones, I know there are more. Let me know what you think!

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break November 22, 2011 - 9:50am

Candy was fucking great!

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cowboywerewolf from DC is reading Homage to Catalonia November 22, 2011 - 10:57pm

Thanks guys. Looks like I've got a lot of material to bury my head in till the worst of the storm passes... um... I mean, my "friend" has plenty of material.

Everything's fine with me.

Never better.