The Room (Paperback)

Hubert Selby

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'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: Thu Aug 25 00:00:00 BST 2011
  • Book points: 9

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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 , Thu Jan 24 04:58:15 GMT 2013

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