Fabian's Reviews > Room
Jun 08, 2012
The effort deserves much applause indeed. The story is given to us via a peculiar POV: that of a five-year old boy who has never left the titular place, has lived all five years in extreme isolation with his mother. His innocence and curiosity is both unnerving & obnoxious. The overly deconstructionist prose is often times incoherent, then, just out of the blue, the kid gives us a brave listing of all the components that may carry with them a certain patina of poetry—in other words the authenticity is sorta questionable. I don’t know what the big deal is, as I’ve read (despite maestro Michael Cunningham’s overly-enthusiastic endorsement that it is very unique) “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” a more melancholy & more superb experiment involving kid's P.O.V. narration & the limitations actually have a REAL purpose.
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June 8, 2012 – Shelved
June 17, 2012 – Finished Reading