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Excellent

“Rises above the voyeuristic”

published 17/12/2011

ProWell written and sensitively portrayed

ConsNone

There is one narrator in Room; a boy called Jack and everything that takes place is told entirely through Jack's innocent five year old eyes. Jack's world is Room , and inside Room everything is safe and familiar to him. His friends are the objects in the room; Meltedy Spoon, Rug and Wardrobe and...

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Excellent

ProSpectacular - shocking and endearing in equal meas...

ConsI wanted it to go on for a few hundred more pages

From Womb to Room Ma loves Jack and Jack loves Ma. Each is the centre of the other's world which might seem natural for a mother and her 5-year old son but in this case it's more than just a cliché. They are each other's only company with the exception of the nocturnal visits from Old Nick, the...

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Excellent

“A thought provoking read”

published 14/12/2012

ProInteresting

ConsNone

The book After reading a review on this book I decided it was time for me to read it to see what all the fuss was about. I had never read any of the author’s books before so I was not sure what to expect, but it promised to be a gripping read. It certainly did pull me in, and as it is a...

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Super

ProEmotive, compelling in parts (not at the start), h...

ConsThe start seemed lacking direction & a bit confusi...

--- Basic Book Info. --- Number of pages - 321 Number of chapters/sections - 5 (there are no specifically numbered chapters as such but instead its broken up in to 5 sections, roughly one every 50 pages or so. Publisher - Picador Price - £6.79 for the paperback version currently, if bought brand...

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Excellent

ProStrong, Believable characters, Compelling storylin...

Consnone for me!

Introduction The first review I read about the book "Room" was late last year when a fellow dooyooer wrote about it, there was something about the review which resonated in me and finding myself intrigued I made a mental note to at some point buy the book for myself. The new year came in and as I...

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Excellent

“Clinging to the Light.”

published 23/01/2012

ProEngrossing read.Beautifully written. Superb charac...

Consnone.

If I had too choose one book to sum up my favorite of the year then this is the book I’d choose. It’s not necessarily the best fiction, not have I read anything else by the author before. I even chose to read it mainly because I needed a book for a train journey over the Christmas period and I...

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Super

ProVery well created characters and cleverly written

ConsCould be upsetting for some

Room by Emma Donaghue ISBN: 9780330519014 I was a bit late coming to this book but read several reviews on various reviews sites about how great it was. My copy is the hardback version and I was lucky enough to pick it up through the Bookcrossing group swap shelf in Derby Westfield centre which...

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Excellent

Prowell written; well paced; good characterisation; e...

Consperhaps a little dark for some tastes

I had been eyeing this book covetously in bookshops for a few months, but I wasn’t certain enough of its appeal to make a purchase, so I was delighted when I discovered it was on my book group’s reading list. Could it really be ‘a book to read in one sitting’? Audrey Niffenegger thinks so...

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Excellent

Proa real page turner

Consslightly disturbing premise for a book

I wasn't supposed to finish this book in less than 24 hours, there were other things I should have been doing (such as sleeping), but "Room" is the kind of book that once opened demands to be read. The characters in it stay with you long after the final page is turned. The Room of the title...

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Excellent

“Lovely little Jack.”

published 24/05/2011

Probeautiful story, unique view point, fascinating

ConsJack's voice is hard to get to grips with at first...

Triggered by the real life events of the Josef Fritzel story, “Room” is the tale of a mother trapped in one room after being abducted off of the street at the age of 19. After being repeatedly raped by her captor over a seven year period, she is kept company by her five year old son Jack – the...

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Excellent

ProAn exceptionally written book. Easy to read. Riv...

ConsHas the potential to be upsetting, but due to the ...

Half an hour ago I finished reading ‘Room’ by Emma Donoghue. I want to share this book with others so much that I’m sitting down straight away to write this review and pass on my experience and hopefully inspire others to go out and find themselves a copy. The book, published in hardback in 2010...

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Excellent

“Room - Emma Donaghue”

published 15/06/2011

ProIt's very readable

ConsThe style might grate for some people

Room – Emma Donaghue Introduction Clearly influenced by the recent high-profile kidnapping cases of Elizabeth Fritzl and Jaycee Dugard, “Room” is the story of five-year-old Jack and his mother, known only as Ma, who are captives in a single eleven by eleven foot room. Plot Content For Jack, life...

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Super

ProInteresting perspective, a little different to the...

ConsTakes a little while to get in to, quite a slow pa...

When this book came out there seemed to be quite a lot of talk about it and how 'different' it was. However, it didn't really seem to appeal to me so I didn't read it straight away. Someone I knew read it and recommend I give up a crime thriller for my next read and give this a go instead. I'm...

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Excellent

“Unforgettable!”

published 27/02/2011

ProBeautifully told through five year old Jack, gripp...

Consnone

The Room is a novel written by Emma Donoghue. Although she is a well-established author, I had not come across any of her work before. A friend recommended I try this one and lent it to me with great praise for it. Inspired by recent abduction cases such as those by Joseph Fritzl, The Room had...

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Super

ProPowerful, interesting spin on what we take for gra...

ConsScarily possible and claustrophobic at times

It took all the willpower I had not to read up on anything to do with this before reading it. I had noticed it doing the rounds on review sites a couple of years ago when it was first published, but the reality of the content had been well hidden so as not to spoil the story and I suppose in a...

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Product Information : Room - Emma Donoghue

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EAN: 9780330519014

ISBN: 0330519018

Author: Emma Donoghue

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