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Room by Emma Donoghue
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Sep 13, 10


I cannot recommend this book enough! I'm so pleased its nominated for the Booker and really hope it wins as I've never read anything like it. We got a pre-print edition with work and I thought they'd overhyped it... but they really hadn't. I think it would have been very easy to oversensationalise the story in light of recent kidnapping/hostage stories, but the author has taken the alternative route of telling it from a child's viewpoint which really works. Jack is an engaging and entertaining storyteller, and ultimately this book is about the love between he and his mother under terrible circumstances. This book had me laughing and crying and is an emotional read but well worth it.
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