Thursday, April 19, 2012

Room by Emma Donoghue

Jack is five. He lives with his Ma. They live in a single, locked room. They don't have the key. Jack and Ma are prisoners. 'This book will break your heart ...It is the most vivid, radiant and beautiful expression of maternal love I have ever read' - Irish Times . 'Startlingly original and moving ...Endearing and as utterly compelling as The Lovely Bones ' - Scotsman . 'I've never read a more heart-burstingly, gut wrenchingly compassionate novel ...As for sweet, bright, funny Jack, I wanted to scoop him up out of the novel and never let him go' - Daily Mail . 'This is a truly remarkable novel. It presents an utterly unique way to talk about love, all the while giving us a fresh, expansive eye on the world in which we live' - New York Times Book Review. 

Loved this book, loved it. In fact, I think I will go out and but my own copy. Look it's probably not for everyone, but if you enjoyed books like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time or Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, then you'll probably enjoy this 5 year old perspective.

1 comment:

Wenchy said...

Room is an incredible book. Intense, emotional, distant at times, imotive and written in a style it took me a chapter of two to get use to.

Truly - highly recommend this one.

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