Saturday, November 13, 2010

Room

Wow. Emma Donoghue's Room is an amazing novel that I read in one sitting.

The ripped from the headlines premise is the story of Jack, a five-year-old boy and his Ma.  They live in an eleven foot square shed and are captives of a man known as Old Nick.  The hook? It's told from the Jack's point of view. Everything he knows - and loves - is in the room. His routine (breakfast before bath), and activities are all normal to him.

Shocking, tender, and unique, this book knocked my socks off.  76/100

1 comment:

Linda said...

Can I borrow it? I can't wait til you read Still Alice. You're probably done already :)