The Woman Who Walked Into Doors

by Roddy Doyle | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0749395990 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Laui of Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on 10/14/2006
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Laui from Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Saturday, October 14, 2006
"I swooned the first time I saw Charlo. I actually did. I didn't faint or fall on the floor but my legs went rubbery on me and I giggled. I suddenly knew that I had lungs because they were empty and collapsing."

After that the terrible story of Paula Spencer unravels. She tells us how the love of her life beats her up, and how she left him after withstanding his violence for years. It's a horrible story from start to finish and after closing the book I was relieved that it was only fiction, immediately realising these things really happen, even though Paula Spencer is a fictitious character from a novel.

Roddy Doyle is my favourite writer (in English), and with this book he proved to be worthy!

For a ring:
Marsala (NL)
madnad (ES)
You?
...

And back to me!

Journal Entry 2 by Laui at Den Dolder, Utrecht Netherlands on Saturday, September 20, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (9/20/2008 UTC) at Den Dolder, Utrecht Netherlands

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mailed to Marsala. Have a safe trip!

Journal Entry 3 by marsala from - Ergens in de provincie, Noord-Brabant Netherlands on Tuesday, September 23, 2008
And the book arrived safely today. Thanks Laui! I'll start reading it when I finish my current book.

Journal Entry 4 by marsala from - Ergens in de provincie, Noord-Brabant Netherlands on Friday, October 03, 2008
This isn't a book you should enjoy but it is a book you should read. In the beginning I didn't really like Paula, she seemed very detached and unemotional. But as the story continues it becomes more and more clear why she became like that. I think it is unbelievable how Doyle manages to descripe how Paula comes trapped in a violent relationship and how she manages to deal with it. I also understand better how women stay in violent relationships, even agains their own better judgement.

Laui, thanks for the opportunity to read this book. I will send Madnad a pm for her adress.

Journal Entry 5 by marsala at Mail, Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, October 13, 2008

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On it's way to the next reader.

Journal Entry 6 by madnad from Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Spain on Monday, October 20, 2008
received today! Thank you:) I am half way through a book and will read this one when I am done.

Journal Entry 7 by madnad from Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Spain on Monday, October 27, 2008
I am disappointed that I didn't like the book too much. I guess it was the story line that, in the end, put me off... Set in Ireland, spoken from the point of view of a woman? Somehow the story line was a bit predictable... or maybe I've just read way too many books on this topic.
Having said that, I really liked Doyle's style. It's the first book I've read by him and I liked the confusion at the beginning (what is this about? Who is she referring to?), which made it really interesting.

Journal Entry 8 by madnad from Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Spain on Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I finally sent the book back to Laui today! Sorry for the delay:(

Journal Entry 9 by Laui from Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Sunday, November 30, 2008
The Woman Who Walked Into Doors arrived back home safely.

Journal Entry 10 by Laui from Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Thursday, April 08, 2010
Reserved for the Dutch Favourites Roundabout!

The book will travel to:
antonettes
dutch-book
Tienie
-Nika-
...and back to me

Waarom ik dit boek heb geselecteerd voor de Roundabout: ik ben een groot fan van Roddy Doyle, de rauwe sfeer in zijn boeken is tastbaar en je hoort de dialogen met Iers accent bijna bij je in de kamer plaatsvinden. Misschien ligt het ook wel aan de herinneringen aan de fantastische Engelse lessen op school, waar de leraar ons The Commitments op film liet zien, The Van voorlas en The Snapper klassikaal liet lezen.
Ik heb na school bijna alle boeken van Doyle gelezen en heb van allemaal erg genoten. Mijn absolute favoriet is wel The Woman Who Walked Into Doors. Het is wel een beetje een afschuwelijk verhaal, één groot drama, maar ik vind het desondanks zo'n ontzettend mooi verhaal. Voor wie wil heb ik overigens ook het tweede deel, Paula Spencer, minder goed, maar wel leuk om naderhand nog een keer te lezen.

Journal Entry 11 by Laui at bookcrosser, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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Gepost naar antonettes, de eerste in de roundabout. Na de lichting van 12/4 in de bus gedropt. Goede reis!

Journal Entry 12 by antonettes from Arnhem, Gelderland Netherlands on Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Dankjewel voor het opsturen Laui. Ik heb *schaam* nog niet eerder van deze auteur gehoord maar kijk er naar uit om in te beginnen!

Journal Entry 13 by antonettes from Arnhem, Gelderland Netherlands on Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Roddy Doyle is an amazing story teller. The happenings in this book are so cruel, it needs a lot of courage to write them down. In the beginning I didn't really get into the story (I didn't know yet it was about a woman who's abused by her husband, I usually don't read previous JE's to keep myself from being judgemental about the story I am about to read) but bit by bit I was sucked into the life of Paula Spencer. Even though the story is horrible it's beautiful at the same time. The author has a very specific way in writing, a style I really enjoyed. And I loved the Irish language :-) Thanks for choosing this book Laui! It will travel onto Dutch-book at the end of May when the next round is due.

**edit** 23/05 the book will travel onwards to Dutch-book today. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 14 by dutch-book at Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, May 25, 2010
There it is! Wow, looks like a great read to me. Awesome title! I haven't read anything from this author yet, so this will be an introduction.

Journal Entry 15 by dutch-book at Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, July 15, 2010
I finished it. I kind of had to get used to it, but I certainly could hear the Irish voice through the whole book, which is a positive thing. I liked it, but I can't say it could be a favourite of me.

Journal Entry 16 by dutch-book at Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Released 8 yrs ago (9/1/2010 UTC) at Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands

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I'm really sorry, I've had a very busy time and kind of forgot this book. I've just sent it to the next reader, so it should be there soon!

Journal Entry 17 by Tienie at Oudkarspel, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, September 04, 2010
Het boek is binnen gekomen. Ik was er gelijk in begonnen, maar ik moet erg wennen aan de manier van schrijven. Ik raak de draad steeds kwijt door al die flash-backs. Nu ik hier heb gelezen waar het verhaal over gaat, zal het wel wat makkelijker gaan

Journal Entry 18 by Laui at Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Friday, December 31, 2010
Deze is allang (ruim een maand) weer terug op het honk. Op één of andere manier heb ik dat niet goed geregistreerd, mijn excuses. Iedereen bedankt voor het meedoen en de ring gaande houden ;)

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