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Wednesday, 19 January 2011

A ROOM without a view

Just finished reading Emma Donoghue's excellent and completely absorbing 'Room' (shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2010).  This was a CPD (can't put down) read that carried you along - we finished it in 4 days.  Have to admit it took a few pages to get into the style, and into Jack's head, but then you just become hooked.  The ending was a shock, not in 'shock/surprise ending' but simply because we weren't ready for it to be over.  You simply want to know more about Jack and his Ma's re-entry into the world.  (Sequel pending perhaps...)

The premise of the story prompted several interesting discussions between the writer and the tame teenager.  How does a five-year old child cope with life and all its rules and boundaries when all he's known is his mother and the room they live in?  Discuss...

Go read this if you can.

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