Monday, October 12, 2009

Top 10 most depressing books

AbeBooks asked its customers to identify their most depressing reads.

#2 on the list: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (1963).

Esther Greenwood of The Bell Jar appears among Will Davis' top ten literary teenagers.

The Bell Jar's first sentence--“It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn’t know what I was doing in New York.”--is Ali Smith's favorite opening line of a novel.

Learn about which novel is #1 on the top ten most depressing books list.

--Marshal Zeringue