The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

Who cries after listening to Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart? Pat Peoples, the offbeat hero of The Silver Linings Playbook. When in a difficult situation where retaliating through violence or similar abuse is probable, he runs away, literally, from the situation, until he can feel his tears mixing with his sweat. Yes, Pat is a man who cries when he's being unkind.


Hunger by Knut Hamsun

Hunger is a psychological novel that uses stream of consciousness or interior dialogue to tell the story of an unnamed writer who lives a precarious existence because of his lack of food and other basic comforts.