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Room by Emma Donoghue
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Dec 24, 11

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Read from November 29 to December 10, 2011

This book is less than the sum of its gimmicks. I couldn't help comparing this book to 'The heart is deceitful above all things' and 'The Collector'. Each of those successfully enveloped me in their narrators' worlds. 'Room' did not. Maybe I was the wrong reader at the wrong time. As it stands, I could not fully invest in the plot because a portion of my brain was busy appraising Emma Donoghue's devices. I blame those devices for making Emma Donaghue too obvious a presence and so undermining the child narrator's voice.
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