Should Depressed People Read Gloomy Novels?

by Emily Roberts on February 21, 2013

While depressed people are usually encouraged to read mood-boosting books as a self-help strategy to lift up their spirits, Martin Chilton discusses what the impact of reading a bleak, dark novel might be on an unhappy person. He wonders if reading appalling tales of someone else’s misfortunes would distract the readers’ mind from their own worries. Read his article to discover names of the top 20 depressing reads of all times.


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