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Room by Emma Donoghue > The Novel's Climax (Spoiler)

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message 1: by Mark (last edited May 08, 2018 12:24PM) (new)

Mark Ueber | 255 comments Mod
Many people—including the author herself—view Room as a book with two halves, the climax taking place halfway through. Do you see it this way? Did you prefer one half over the other?
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Mark Ueber | 255 comments Mod
I thought the most exciting, in a swashbuckling sort of way, part of the book was the escape, which clearly is the climax. I am not convinced a five-year-old could pull it off, but it was fun. I'd say the book was a bit tedious in the first half, exciting in the middle, and interesting at the end.

At the beginning I had a somewhat dark interest in the circumstances under which Jack and Ma had to live. At the end of the novel, I wanted to see if Jack and Ma could find a way to navigate reality after so long in isolation. In a way, the book is divided into three distinct sections.


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