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Monday, 9 May 2016

Room

Welcome to my little Niche within the library. So grab a coffee and let's review some books. RoomRoom by Emma Donoghue
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I had a hard time reading this book because of the language used. The book is written in English but it was written in the often primitive language of a precarious six year old boy. The book is narrarated by Jack, the six-year-old boy who is also the main character of the book along with his mother, Twenty-six year old Joy. The story is told in the perspective of Jack, the Six-year-old boy. Since the age of nineteen Joy was kidnapped and placed in a small shed by a man only known as 'Old Nick'. Two years later Joy gave birth to a boy whom she called Jack. Jack was the product of rape. Joy brought up her son in the shed which Jack called 'Room'. His only reality in the world was Room and all the few possessions in it.
The story then goes on to reveal how Joy and Jack survived their ordeal and how they managed to escape. Although I found it difficult to read I find that the story is beautifully written. The story is now a motion picture The book has been nominated for a Man Booker Prize.

Emma Donogohue was born in the Republic of Ireland. She is a playwright, author and screen-writer. She wrote 'Room' in 2010. She lives in Canada.


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