Room – Emma Donoghue


Room is told from the perspective of a five-year-old boy who is being held captive with his mother. It was inspired by the Fritzl case. 

☁ “Thoughts” –Suzy

☁ “Though topical, I found the plot in Room too convenient and sewn up. Plus I think the young-child narration gave the book a childish air, rather than the touching, mystifying ambience other child-narrated books achieve. I know Jo will say I love misery!, but in my opinion, to portray the horror of such a real life event, the book should have been horrific, otherwise it is trivialising the event. I was surprised this book was shortlisted.” – Rachel

Published 2010
Little, Brown & Co
336 pages

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