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Room by Emma Donoghue
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May 23, 11

Read in May, 2011

I listened to Room on Audio and would highly recommend this version. Five-year-old Jack and his Ma live and eat and play and sleep in one room--an 11×11-foot space that is their prison--captives of the terrifying man Jack calls Old Nick. But as Jack grows older and more curious, it becomes clear that the room will not be able to hold him and Ma forever. Michal Friedman shines as Jack; her narration is haunting and compelling in its every inflection and tone. The voice she creates for Jack is so convincing, listeners may even mistake her for an actual child (Amazon; review).

This is the first book I've read by Emma Donoghue and already have order another. Room is riveting and Donoghue scores a remarkable grade for detail and originality.
I have never read anything like this before.
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