• Emma Donoghue
  • Genre: Fiction GeneralFiction
  • Rating: 10/10
  • Review Type: Book Review
Description from Amazon.com:

To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. . . . It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.

Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it's the prison where she has been held for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack's curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer.

Room is a tale at once shocking, riveting, exhilarating--a story of unconquerable love in harrowing circumstances, and of the diamond-hard bond between a mother and her child.

Fanseelamb adds:

I read this about a week ago. It's quite unique and riveting - you will not be able to put it down when certain things happen around the middle of the book, so carve out some time for yourself to read it - don't blame me if you start that section on the bus and end up halfway across town before you look up! The story is told from the point of view of a 5-year-old boy which does take a bit of getting used to, but once you do get used to it it's no problem at all. Room. Check it out.

#2 25-11-2012
Well, it looked awesome so I went to the bookstore today to get it - out of stock. Grr. So I will try another bookstore.

#3 25-11-2012
Darn. I borrowed it from the library. Maybe you can check yours.


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