The Woman Who Walked Into Doors must read for those in throes of domestic violence and for those working with victims. Brilliantly written from inside the main character's head. invaluable resource for group therapy or for work in women's prisons.
This book confirms what many of us feel we know. that many animals are not dumb beasts in any sense of the word. A highly readable,informative, enlightening and intelligent book which looks in detail at animal behaviours over many years, considers much relevant research, and makes us consider again, that we are not the only species which experiences empathy. Also. anyone reading this cannot continue to believe that animal welfare, whether in zoos , theme parks or our intensive or non organic farms, is not paramount, as all living creatures to some degree have awarenesses of other animals hitherto unesplained. Essential reading for these times , where a little more empathy for our fellows would not be a bad thing.Finally, we have to oomprehend that we have inherited our capacity for empathy as part of our evolution, as empathy pays, in the survival game.
This was a book my book group chose and I could not get past the fifth chapter. Nothing made me want to read on. No characters gripped me,nothing new was being said or thought, and in the end I gave up and resold it!