Room (Picador 40th Anniversary Edition) (Picador 40th Anniversary Editn)
‘Room is a book to read in one sitting. When it’s over you look up: the world looks the same but you are somehow different’ Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife A number-one bestseller, Room was published in 2010 to ecstatic reviews around the world and quickly became a... show more
‘Room is a book to read in one sitting. When it’s over you look up: the world looks the same but you are somehow different’ Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife A number-one bestseller, Room was published in 2010 to ecstatic reviews around the world and quickly became a word-of-mouth sensation. It has won or been shortlisted for more than a dozen awards (including shortlistings for both the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize) and has sold more than a million copies. Room is the story of Ma and Jack. They live in a single, locked room. Five-year-old Jack loves watching TV, but he knows that nothing he sees on the screen is truly real – only him, Ma and the things in Room. Until the day Ma admits there’s a world outside . . . In 2012 Picador celebrates its 40th anniversary. During that time we have published many prize-winning and bestselling authors including Bret Easton Ellis and Cormac McCarthy, Alice Sebold and Helen Fielding, Graham Swift and Alan Hollinghurst. Years later, Picador continue to bring readers the very best contemporary fiction, non-fiction and poetry from across the globe. Discover more at picador.com/40
Publish date: February 2nd 2012
Pages no: 417
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...