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Anyone got a smoke? That's how I feel. I just want to sit back and smoke and say ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Even though this is the place to discuss, I won't ... just yet. I'm still digesting a rather satisfying meal. Smile And I'm tired.

I will say, without giving away much.. Audrey's creations=fucking brilliant. They brought laughing tears down this face.

I'm sad that it's over. But tomorrow I shall most likely re-read and laugh and cry again.

Thanks Chris. You 'da man!
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Lenore



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I finished it last night and it was very satisfying but now I'm missing the characters. I miss Charlie and Lily and Sophie.

That always happens with Chris' books. So now I will go back and pick up one of the older books to console me.

Does anyone else get sad when they finish a book? Should I go see a therapist?

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totally sad. It was really amazing. I'm sort of blown away. And sad. Sad because of the end, and sad because it's over, and emotional in general because there were so many pieces of beautiful sadness in the story.
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knikkki wrote:
totally sad. It was really amazing. I'm sort of blown away. And sad. Sad because of the end, and sad because it's over, and emotional in general because there were so many pieces of beautiful sadness in the story.


I don't think "sad" was the predominant emotion I felt upon finishing the book. The message was one of hope. Even though I don't believe there is such a thing as a soul, I wish there was one and I wish it lived on after death. (I also wish the UConn Women's Basketball team would win the NCAA national championship, but wishing ain't gonna make either of those things be true.)

Then again, "Hope springs eternal in the human breast." (Alexander Pope)

All of Chris' books deal with the human desire to be immortal in some way or another. It's the underlying basis for all religious afterlife crap. It's irrational, counter intuitive and there is no good scientific evidence to support the existence of "God" but that obviously doesn't deter people from wishing such a supreme being with a greater plan exists.

If you are a "believer" then ADJ should have left you with a warm and fuzzy feeling that no one ever really dies, that souls go on to inhabit new bodies and the struggle against the forces of Evil will always be opposed by the forces of Good. And, if they are characters in a Christopher Moore book, the forces of Good will also make you laugh from time to time.

Now, if you are sad because you finished the book and have to wait for the AG to get off his ass and finish the next one, I am with you 100%. THAT is something to feel sad about. After all, it's all about US!!! How dare he go gallivanting around on this damn book tour when he should be locked in a room somewhere writing his next book!!!

Close the door, lock and latch it.
AG's better than Terry Pratchett!!

Now write you SOB, WRITE!!

Sit, Cheerful, sit!! Good dog.
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I'm not a believer, really. Or to put it more accurately, I don't know what I believe. But to me, when a person dies they are dead, irrespective of potential afterlife possibilities.

I was still sad.
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I felt really sad after finishing it. Really depressed. There were a lot of happy moments in the ending but I was crying for the last 10 pages or so going "No no no!" But that's just because I'm really empathetic in general. Whenever something happens to a character I'm reading about I can feel it. So yes I too get very sad when I finish books. Both because the book is over and there's almost a sense of mourning for losing all the characters. And also because most books end with a certain bittersweetness instead of a fully happy ending. I can understand to some extent why it ended like this but geez I would have had a much better morning if it ended happier.

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Happy endings are sooo Hollywood. But I would have went for the happy ending for sure.

and yes, the ending made me sad.
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