To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.Room is home to Jack, but... show more
To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son's bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another.
Publish date: September 13th 2010
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 321
Edition language: English
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Folks at my work are trying to start an IRL book club that will meet about once a month. The organizer gave us a choice of 3 things that were on her TBR and the others picked Room - Emma Donoghue as the first selection (I voted for one of the other selections I was a bit hesitant about Room and th...
Interesting read. Definitely a unique idea for a book. While I guessed some things, others like her getting sick/suicide attempt after she got out surprised me. While it made sense to tell the story from Jack's point of view, the dialogue and flow got frustrating to me sometimes.
O czym jest "Pokój"? To książka, w której mamy dwójkę najważniejszych bohaterów - małego Jacka i jego matkę. Oboje żyją zamknięci w szopie, a jedynym "łącznikiem ze światem zewnętrznym" jest człowiek, który w owej szopie przed laty zamknął matkę Jack'a. To dzięki niemu mają oni potrzebne do przeżyci...
I rarely give out five-star reviews, and my criteria for a five-star review is fairly straightforward: I give five stars to books that I don't want to end.I read lots of books every year that I enjoy, but because my TBR list is so long, I very rarely dread a book ending -- I know there will always b...
The narrative of this book took a while to get used to, and I never fully embraced it. There were certain moments where it even frustrated me and I had to put the book down for a while. The story itself is emotional and very intense as it was based on real events. It is hard to come to grips with th...