To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. . . . It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. 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's the prison where she has... show more
To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. . . . It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. 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's the prison where she has been held for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack's curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer.Room is a tale at once shocking, riveting, exhilarating--a story of unconquerable love in harrowing circumstances, and of the diamond-hard bond between a mother and her child.
Publish date: May 18th 2011
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Pages no: 361
Edition language: English
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, Adult Fiction
, Realistic Fiction
, Literary Fiction
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...