Room - 9780330519021

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  • Product code: AAXEH
  • ISBN: 9780330519021
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.6cm x 13.6cm
  • Pages: 336
  • Publish date: 07/01/2011

Room (Paperback)

Room - 9780330519021

Emma Donoghue

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From Emma Donoghue, the Irish author of Slammerkin and Hood, Room describes the heartbreaking story of Jack and his Ma - who live in a single, locked room with no key. Jack loves watching his cartoon character 'friends' on TV, but knows that nothing he sees on screen is truly real - only him, Ma and the things in the room. Told from Jack's viewpoint as he prepares to celebrate his fifth birthday, Donoghue lets you feel his anguish as Ma admits there is a world outside those four walls. Shortlisted for the Man Booker prize and compared to The Lovely Bones, Room takes a profoundly affecting look at motherly love.


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Product Details

  • Product code: AAXEH
  • ISBN: 9780330519021
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.6cm x 13.6cm
  • Pages: 336
  • Publish date: 07/01/2011

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Interesting POV, heart-racing thriller -

I really liked this book, it was so different! The narration is from the point of view of a 5-year-old boy, which took some getting used to but added an interesting spin to this story. Based on true events, at times I found my heart racing during this thriller.

Full review:http://confessionsofabookgeek.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/room/

Rachel, Confessions of a Book Geek, 30/06/2014

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"Fantastic 5* read" -

This is a brilliant read, so well written, could not put this book down. One of my best reads in a long time! I was literally on the edge of my seat in some parts, giggling at the innocence of the lovely little boy in some and crying my eyes out in others! A really fab book, have recommended it to all my friends!!

Lindsey, 23/02/2012

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"Compulsive" -

I couldn't put this book down, needing to know the outcome. Interesting to read the story through the eyes of a 5 year old who has known nothing different. This book was recommended by a friend & has been passed onto to other friends to read now. Easy to read but with thought provoking events. Recommended read.

Sunrise, 25/01/2012

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"Shell-shocked" -

..... Well that is the only way I can describe how I felt after reading this fantastic book. For those who haven't heard about this, it is based on a kidnaping of a young woman and the subsequent birth and life of a child, and his view of the outside world from inside "Room". I laughed at the innocence and cried at the sadness of this book and at the end was left with a feeling of desolation at the fate of the child and his mother. I know that this makes this book sound depressing and unreadable but I truly could not put it down and have advised many of my friends to read it too.

Alison, 02/11/2011

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"Stunning!" -

The story opens on Jack's fifth birthday - a birthday that he will celebrate in Room with his Ma. Jack has always lived in Room, he has never been outside of this 11 foot by 11 foot room, in fact Jack believes that nowhere else exists. His friends include Table, Door, Wardrobe and Plant, he watches Dora on TV, he sees other people, flowers, trees, roads and the sea on TV programmes, but he believes that they are 'only in TV'.The only other thing that ever enters Room is 'Old Nick' - the man who brings them clothes and food and if they are lucky a 'sunday treat'. Jack hides in Wardrobe when Old Nick appears, counting the bed squeaks until he leaves again and Jack can join Ma in her bed.Emma Donoghue has created a wonderfully endearing character in Jack, his narrative is atmospheric, imaginative yet very credible. Jack's vocabulary is a little strange and often stilted yet so descriptive, he sees everything in such a limited way yet the story of how Ma and Jack came to be in Room.

Anne, 28/07/2011

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