Room by Erica Donoghue

Very troubling – but great book

Val Penny's Book Reviews

Room is a literary classic!  Truly this book takes you from the darkness into the light.  It creeps up, gradually and then grabs you and does not let you go until you have read and absorbed every last word.


Room is a novel by Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue. She is an Irish born playwright and novelist now living in Canada.  She was born in Dublin, Ireland, on 24 October, 1969 and educated at Cambridge University, England and University College, Dublin, Ireland.  This best selling novel was a worthy nominee for the Man Booker Prize in 2010.  Room is that rarest of entities, an entirely original work of art.  It is one of the most profoundly affecting books I have read in a long time.  I defy you to read this book in more than one sitting.

The story is told from the perspective of a five-year-old boy, Jack, who is…

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