4 February 2016

Thursday Quotables (Feb 4)

Welcome to Thursday Quotables, a weekly meme hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies. Every Thursday you can post a quote from a book that you're currently reading. It can be meaningful, funny, a real tearjerker or just something beautifully written. You decide. Click on the link above if you want to learn more.

First of all, my latest post - Top Ten Futuristic Worlds I Want to Live in - got six likes on Google+. I don't think I ever had this many likes in the short time that I've been running this blog, so I'm a little surprised, but also grateful. A big thanks to you guys :)

Back to the meme...

Orange is the New Black is one of the most interesting books I have read in a long time. While writing about her experience as inmate at a women's prison, Piper Kerman tackles some very serious issues about American judicial system and the treatment of inmates. The book is sad and disturbing on a multitude of levels. But at the same time, there is a lot of humour and warmth in her story.

Here's what Kerman says about that one time when electricity went out in the middle of the summer:

  “Two hundred women, no phones, no washing machines, no hair dryers--it was like Lord of the Flies on estrogen.”

There are also many funny moments in the book, but this little line definitely sticks out.

What's the funniest thing you have read in a serious book?

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