Liz and Gianna are two of a dying breed--traveling sales reps for book publishers--who sell books in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and the Deep South. Since we're constantly on the road hawking books, we must find ways to amuse ourselves. So here we've decided to share our anecdotes, adventures, favorite books, and efforts in making the world (or at least these few states) a more literate place to inhabit.
Here’s something weird; I own five Roddy Doyle books and
have written about him a total of zero times on this blog. Stranger still, Liz
was married to Roddy Doyle for six months back in 1996 (she doesn’t like to
talk about it), and still, no mention of him on this blog.
If you’re going to read one Doyle book, read Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. It’s a
wonderful, funny, sad, and truly original story of a ten year-old boy growing
up in Ireland in the late 1960’s.The
novel reads more like stories, which follow Paddy for a year of his life, not
always in chronological order.
and The Van
Listen, if you’re smart (and clearly you read this blog, so
not so much for you) you will then go on to readhis fantastic trilogy: The
Commitments, The Snapper, and The Van
(this is the best book of the trilogy). And yes, there are films based on all
three of those books. Two other outstanding novels are, The Woman Who Walked into Doors and A Star Called Henry.