Room by Emma Donoghue


I have just started Room by Emma Donoghue, she is an author who I have not heard of before however so far I am really enjoying its unique narrative and the well research concept.

Room is the story of a 5-year-old boy and his Mum who are held captive in a room (think Josef Fritzl). The book is narrated by Jack they five-year old boy who was born in the 12 x 12 foot room (fathered by their captor) and has never left. It examines the issues he has with trying to figure out what is happening in the ‘space’ outside the room and how other things such as cars and people (but not Dora) exist in places other than just the T.V.

I am looking forward to seeing where this story takes me and perhaps investigating some more of Donoghues works. I’ll let you know how it goes…

In the meantime here is an interview with Emma Donpghue about the book

You can also check out Emma’s Webpage here  www.emmadonoghue.com

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