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Room by Emma Donoghue
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Dec 27, 2010

really liked it
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Read from November 11 to 20, 2010

I got claustrophobic reading this book! I can't imagine being confined to an 11' x 11' room for more than a week, much less over 7 years. The story seemed so improbable as I was reading it, yet I all I had do was turn on the nightly news to know there are sociopaths out there right now, who have committed this same horrendous act.

The story was especially poignant told through the voice of 5 year old Jack. He enabled the reader to see Room as only he could, someone who knew only the inside of those four walls, and nothing of the existence of the outside world. I kept having to remind myself that Jack's awareness was only of his mother, Room, Old Nick and a little T.V. This really was a chilling tale.

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