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... show more
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".
Publish date: September 13th 2010
Publisher: Picador Usa
Pages no: 401
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...
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