Room by Emma Donoghue
- From Emma Donoghue, the Irish author of Slammerkin and Hood, Room describes the heartbreaking story of Jack and his Ma - who live in a single, locked room with no key. Jack loves watching his cartoon character 'friends' on TV, but knows that nothing he sees on screen is truly real - only him, Ma and the things in the room. Told from Jack's viewpoint as he prepares to celebrate his fifth birthday, Donoghue lets you feel his anguish as Ma admits there is a world outside those four walls. Shortlisted for the Man Booker prize and compared to The Lovely Bones, Room takes a profoundly affecting look at motherly love.
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- Worcester reviewed this book on 03/01/2012
- "Found this very traumatising and harrowing. Unique plot. "
- AnnaAngel reviewed this book on 06/04/2012
- "I loved this book and couldn't put it down. The whole story is told from the perspective of a 5 year old boy - his innocence and naive acceptance of the world makes it extremely moving. I thoroughly recommend it."
- Deleted reviewed this book on 22/08/2012
- "This is an ideal book club choice, as there is plenty to discuss and have views on. One of the fastest reads for me as it grips you from beginning to end. That is once you've got use to reading it in the boys voice, which you soon get into. Very thought provoking and can fully understand why Ma kept the outside world from Jack, and the media help to make the story more realistic. As we are fasc..."
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- 21/05/2012 by Estelle in Berko Books (0 replies)