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Room by Emma Donoghue
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Jul 11, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: pre-2012-read, didn-t-like, adult-fiction, family, contemporary

I think the author had a nice idea going, but there were some elements that made the story very difficult to read for me. I didn't like the kid's voice. It felt contrived and jarring. The use of proper nouns such as Table, Plant, Roof, Spatula, etc pulled me out of the story every single time. I couldn't get over his speech patterns. It was very weird, and not at all like I'd imagine a kid speaking.

There were parts that really disgusted me, it was so deeply disturbing, but not in a way that was 'great'. I can't even think about it without getting a little bit sick

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