The Room (Paperback)

Hubert Selby


'It is quite an experience to be locked up all by yourself in any size room' says the anonymous narrator of Hubert Selby Jr.'s second novel. What follows is a startling series of recollections and fantasies that illuminate the workings of a prisoner's unhinged mind. He yearns for his violent childhood, rages against obscure authorities, and imagines enacting horrible revenge on those who imprisoned him. The prisoner's remand cell becomes the scene of a surreal mental torture. Disorienting, nightmarish and structurally inventive, "The Room" is a shocking examination of the suffering humans can inflict on each other.

Product Details

  • Product code: ACLQW
  • ISBN: 9780141195674
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.6cm x 13.0cm
  • Pages: 240
  • Publish date: 25/08/2011

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Claustrophobic! -

A classic read. A shocking, horrifying but compelling journey into a disjointed and disturbed mind. Compelling although scary, a page turner even when you feel you want to put it down. Possibly the most worrying of all Selby Jr's works - and the most fascinating. Highly recommended.

Lainie , 24/01/2013

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