All Fall Down
A NovelBook - 2014
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This book is about a working wife and mother with an ill father who is just trying to manage it all, and finds herself taking more and more prescription painkillers to get through the day. I found it incredibly sad, though it was well-written and definitely kept my interest.
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"By Sunday, I was sitting through my tenth--or was it my twelfth?--Share, so inured to the recitation of abuse, neglect, and damage that I'd started subbing in my favorite fictional characters. 'Hi, my name is Daenerys Targaryen, and I'm an addict (Hi, Dany!). I guess you could say it all started when my brother married me off to Khal Drogo, a vicious Dothraki warlord, when I was just thirteen. I started drinking after my husband killed my brother by pouring molten gold on his head. For a while, it was social. I'd have a drink before dinner with my bloodriders, maybe two if we'd had a rough day, but after Mirri Maz Duur murdered my husband, it turned into an all-day-long thing...' "-excerpt All Fall Down
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