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Heart-rending, humorous and above all authentic, Distorted Days is an exquisitely written account of the ways in which life can knock you off our feet and how you can pick yourself up again. If youve experienced the fickleness of fortune, this is a book that youll never forget. ...more
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Published December 6th 2019 by PublishNation
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Dash fan
3.5☆ A Poignant Story.


Distorted Days is a poignant story about friendships, loneliness, heartache, loss, grief, moving on and change.

Doris has just found out her husband of 11yrs has been having an affair with her best friend. She's angry and upset.
Having to get out of her house as he wants to sell up, she's now looking for a new job and somewhere to live.
Luckily it's not long before she finds herself getting a job in the library.

It's here she meets an eclectic and complex bunch of people,
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Cathy
Mar 07, 2020 rated it liked it
In Distorted Days the reader follows the fortunes (or misfortunes) of a series of characters connected in one way or another: working in the same place, shopping in the same supermarket, living in the same street.
Given some of the subject matter, I cant say Distorted Days is laugh out loud funny with the notable exception of Doriss rude nicknames for her husband, John, and (former) best friend, Lisa! However, there are certainly moments of at times, black humour and some acute observations
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Nursebookie
Distorted Days by Louise Worthington

Can we first of all admire the gorgeous cover of this book. The cover truly summarizes the overall feeling I had while enjoying my read on this book. It is both beautiful and stoic, seems ordinary but in closer look complex, isolating yet moving, and touching but also hopeful.

I truly enjoyed this amazing and unforgettable book by Louise Worthington. The characters were spot on and ones I would really love to get to know IRL. The plot and story line was so
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Elaine
This is a very different look at real life, exploring events, choices, betrayal, friendship and relationships. It is a whirlwind dashing through the lives, pausing to give a quick glimpse before speeding onwards again.It involves adultery, miscarriage, job changes, death, robbery and assault for different characters. It is stories of people who have been knocked down by events in their lives and how they pick themselves up, brush themselves down and start all over again. It is about resilience, ...more
Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits)
Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
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I was initially attracted to Distorted Days by its austere cover art - monochrome with a dash of mustard yellow - and the jagged font which suggested that this novel would be something different from the ordinary run of domestically themed drama stories. Within just a few pages I was gripped by Louise Worthington's prose and her circular storytelling style. We soon discovered that heart-broken Doris likes her wine rather too much and I loved
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Jane Hunt

The book cover depicts the darkness, and tragic events in the story, perfectly. Original and poignant, the story reflects on the darker side of human life. How bad things happen to good people, without any apparent reason. Individual characters' eccentricities, give them an authentic relatable voice. Depressing events fail to dominate, the book's positive ethos. Friends are found in unlikely places. Courage emerges to move forward, even though every forward step is accompanied by several
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Nigel
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Funny and moving in equal measure. A highly recommendable read.
Karen Holmes
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Beautifully written about characters you'll want to get to know, once you've met Doris and her friends, you won't forget them. These are ordinary people affected by events that challenge many of us - but the way in which they respond to them is ultimately heart-warming and totally memorable.
StaceyWare19
Feb 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: book-tour
This story is about Doris whos life is going well, she has a great best friend, a loving husband and had just found out she is expecting her first baby.
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Oh but how things can change so suddenly..........
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Doris goes through a series of traumatic events which leave her battling with her mental health for a long time, but thanks to a neighbour who looks out for her and some counselling Doris begins to find peace with all the life events she has faced.
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A story of heartbreak, sorrow and hurt but with
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Misfits farm
Jan 25, 2020 rated it liked it

If she could speak to them, she would say they have exploded her heart, released firecrackers through her senses. She wishes she could call the police, the ambulance, the fire brigade, to arrest and anaesthetise and waterboard the bastards.
Doris now lives by herself after her husband had an affair and left her to it. The house is his and the estate agent has just called to put it on the market leaving Doris in rather a pickle to say the very least. Doris steadily sips to get through the
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Sharon
Mar 06, 2020 rated it liked it
The story begins with Doris whose cheating husband, John (Cock), and best friend, Lisa (Twat), ghost her leaving Doris with a few months to move out of her home of eleven years. In the meantime, she lives in a drunken stupor until she gets a job in a library run by the neat and pragmatic Colleen.

Colleen is a widow who has a secret that eats at her every day since the passing of her husband Godfrey. When her normal world is interrupted by a burglary in her home, she "vanishes into herself" and is
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Claire
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks
I loved this book! It perfectly describes heartbreak, depression and loneliness. Louise is an amazing writer, with honest, vivid descriptions of life and memories from each characters perspective.

Distorted Days is a very character driven story, and I loved all of the characters. Immediately I could place myself in their shoes and relate to their struggles. The writing style is very honest and simple, and its incredibly effective. There is a lot of emotion in every page.

I really enjoyed Doriss
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Kerry https://likeherdingcatsblog.wordpress.com Robinson
This novel is a little bit of a gem.

The plot follows the lives of Doris, Colleen and Andy who have all experienced misfortune in their lives.  Doris's husband runs off with her best friend and she finds herself getting a job at the local library.  It's here that she meets a new bunch of friends, and so begins a story of loss, love, friendship and the different ways people deal with stress and issues in their lives. 

Louise Worthington has written a novel that is highly observant of the way people
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Samantha
Mar 20, 2020 rated it liked it
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.

Doris is left on her own after her husband leaves her after having an affair with her best friend. When our story opens Doris is currently living in the house she and her soon-to-be ex-husband have shred. She signed a prenup before their wedding so unfortunately, the house is his and he's decided to sell it leaving Doris to figure things out on her own.

I really
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Wendy
Mar 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
A great read. Following the characters through their daily lives and the various twist and turns that we can all relate to. It is written with humour and compassion in equal measure and explores different relationships and how friendships are made from the strangest of circumstances. Throughly recommend you pick up a copy
Linda
Jan 05, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Difficult times don't have to define us

We are in charge of our own thoughts. Life sends us curve balls, but it is up to us how we react to them. Time and perspective makes all of the difference to our health and happiness.
Angela Bowcock
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this. Very well written & really wanted to keep turning the page to find out how things worked out for the characters who were experiencing lifes set backs. ...more
Penny
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Inspiring friendships, and new paths are created after a life upheaval. The topics are heavy, but the author skillfully incorporates them into a multifaceted storyline with relatable characters. An engrossing and rewarding read that emphasizes strength comes from adversity.
*Thank you LibraryThing Member Giveaway, PublishNation, and Louise Worthington for giving me the opportunity to read this in exchange for my honest review.
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