I have discovered I don't like to read stories by Flannery O'Connor. I'd heard about her and thought I ought to read some of her writing, so I checked out a compendium from the library. I got through A Good Man Is Hard To Find and had to stop. Couldn't handle it. Too depressing.
I almost always finish a story book once I start it, but not this one. I had a similar experience when I tried to read The Deep End of the Ocean. I just couldn't.
Flannery put me in a blue funk for several days. Luckily I was able to next immerse myself in Pride and Prejudice, which has a happy ending and even teaches lessons along the way. I started with the A&E DVD and went on from there... As I said before, more on that in another post, when I have time to actually think about what I'm saying.