You Should Read…

10 Nov

Room by Emma Donoghue.  It’s a haunting book.  It’s an excellent book.

Room is about a woman who was kidnapped & enslaved by ‘Old Nick’ for 7 years.  During that time she gave birth to her son Jack.  She & Jack inhabit an 11×11 room, the only thing Jack has ever known.  We meet Jack as he is turning 5 & things in the Room need to change.  I won’t go into any more detail because I don’t want to ruin it for you.

The book is written from Jack’s point of view.  As he knows nothing other than what is in the Room, how he sees the world is very different.  To him, things Outside, are not real.  It’s a hard voice to capture & the author nails it.

The subject matter is not light, but the author was not gratuitous in her dealing with the premise for the book.  It’s a fast read & one you’ll remember.



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