I love the show, but I'm pretty sure I would have been interested in this irregardless. On paperbackswap I was about 200+ in line for a copy, I saw thI love the show, but I'm pretty sure I would have been interested in this irregardless. On paperbackswap I was about 200+ in line for a copy, I saw this at target but could never get myself to dish out the 13 bucks when I could just watch the show, and eventually I found a copy at my neighborhood library's book sale for a quarter. SOLD!
While the show has a more gradual arc, it has really great foundation laid by the real Piper Kerman. It was really cool seeing little scenes that played into storylines on the show (a flirty inmate making eyes at a CO (aka Daya & Bennett), a giant trans woman who wears a jeweled cocktail dress to the annual job fair fashion show, doing yoga and running the track, etc).
Of course her experience is comfortably padded compared to what most women's experience is- Piper has money, a reliant family and friend circle, and a place to land when she leaves unlike many of the women locked up.
I was really surprised how much of her story is being shown was actual real life events- her job as an electrician, Pop (aka a spitting image of Red), her time abroad with Nora (Alex), actually meeting up again with said ex-girlfriend, her trip on Con-Air.
It makes me look forward to what future seasons will pull that I will recognize to use in the show....more
Hmm.. I really like Ismae's quiet resolve, her unwavering loyalty, and her new manfriend Duval! :P
*spoiler*- I really liked when she had to lay with hiHmm.. I really like Ismae's quiet resolve, her unwavering loyalty, and her new manfriend Duval! :P
*spoiler*- I really liked when she had to lay with him as man and woman to save him from the poison. i should try that on my boyfriend- quick, take off your pants before you die! I can saavvvee yyoouu!...more
Hmm. What to say. I have some conflicting thoughts. For some sick twisted reason I love reading the demise of Matt and Hayden's relationship. Excuse mHmm. What to say. I have some conflicting thoughts. For some sick twisted reason I love reading the demise of Matt and Hayden's relationship. Excuse me, but what a self righteous c**t. And to find out she's not pretty miss princess made my day. Who's she to judge anybody?
Hopkins pulled me in AGAIN. She's so knowledgeable and can argue both sides of the fence. In the author's note at the end, she mentioned posting a comment on FB about how everyone serves one higher purpose (be that God, Allah, Buddha, whomever) and a 16 year old called her out on it, stating that everyone has the right to also NOT believe in anything. She was both steadfast in her own faith and open minded, I respect that Hopkins takes the time and effort to step outside of herself to make everyone feel worthy of being heard.
I would have liked for it to wrap up in more of an arc. From the blurb, I kept waiting for some giant bomb to drop to put Matt into his forgiveness coma. I didn't think it would happen in the last 10 pages. I would have liked to see that earlier to actually witness Matt put his hope and happiness back into enjoying his life and forgiving. What happened during that "Rumble" was still very satisfying, and sweet....more
I was a bit confused about the time span, though. The present day has them both famous, and they frequeHoly Holt. I wanna take a ride, naw i'm sayin'?
I was a bit confused about the time span, though. The present day has them both famous, and they frequently comment about it being 3 years since they split. However, the last scene we see of them as youngsters doesn't exactly explain why he left, and that was six years ago during their freshman year of college. They've made passing comments about doing other plays together years ago, and even doing a commercial. They must have made up after that night, but it was a weird point to end the flashback diary entries. ...more