Room,  Emma Donoghue’s 7th novel, is about 5-year-old Jack whose life – and world – is contained in the one small room he lives in with mother.

Jack lives in the room;  he eats there, sleeps there, plays there;  he was even born there.    He can do anything he wants in his room; except leave it.

Jack has never known the outside world.  What he knows he learned from his mother and from TV.  He lives in his perfect little world, spending his days playing with his mother.  Though as the saying goes, one man’s heaven is another man’s hell.

Room is a haunting, bittersweet story about strength, love and survival.

I enjoyed this book so much that I read it in one sitting.  The story is narrated by Jack, and describes his unique  ordeal and situation from a totally different and surprising perspective.  Jack is an endearing character and a believable storyteller.

2 thoughts on “Room

  1. I very much enjoyed this book, at the half-way mark I thought, this should be the ending, which made me even more curious about how things would develop. An almost true account, I won’t be suprised if they make a movie out of this one.

    • Maybe…I would watch it. Yes, I think the latter events of the book was realistic, because just because their situation changed, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they totally lived happily ever after. Their new situation is a new challenge.

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