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The Woman Who Walked Into Doors by Roddy Doyle
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Mar 26, 08

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Recommended for: everyone
Read in February, 2008

I love this author. He is raw with emotion. i love this passage:
"Everything made you on thing or the other. It tired you out sometimes. I remember spending ages exhausted and upset. It was nice knowing that boys wanted you then you couldn't want them back. If you smiled at more than one you were a slut; if you didn't smile at all you were a tight bitch. If you smiled at the wrong boy you were back to being a slut and you might get a hiding from his girlfriend, and she'd be a slut for pulling your hair and you'd be one for letting her. Boys could ask you to go with them and you couldn't ask them. You had to get your friends to let the boys know that you'd say yes if you were asked. That could make you a slut as well, if you go the wrong friend to ask for you....
My little brother.
My father.
Everyone. They were all in on it."

Roddy Doyle has a way of making the most devastating and meaningful statements in sentences that are about 5 words long. I don't know how he does it.
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Aarthi OMG! I was at the Jaipur Literature festival today, this has been my favourite book forever and I heard Roddy Speak/read... he read the exact same bit you picked here, it's his favourite too!


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