Room By Emma Donoghue


Unfortunately I finished Room By Emma Donoghue. Is say unfortunately because this was the best book I have read this year. 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.

Keep a look out for this book due out in-store in September. Now the question is what to read next…?

Room Emma Donoghue Cover

Room Emma Donoghue Cover

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Weekend Reader
    Sep 16, 2010 @ 17:50:28

    I just finished this as well. My review is at http://2manybooks2littletime.wordpress.com. I was a bit reluctant to read it, because I worried it would be too creepy, but ended up really liking it.

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