Thursday, March 10, 2011

Room - Emma Donoghue

We discussed this on 1st February at The Kino, Hawkhurst as we were going to see the film Never Let Me Go.

We all read the book really quickly. Good book but one for the girls again.

Never Let Me Go as a film was ok as we had read the book but we were not sure we would have understood some parts otherwise.

Reviews from Amazon
'So carefully and originally constructed that it's both hard to put down and profoundly affecting . . . Donoghue has crafted a narrative that moves as breathlessly as a thriller while convincingly portraying how a boy might believe a room is his whole world.' --Sunday Times Book of the Week

'The Man Booker shortlisted novel about an imprisoned child, with horrible intimations of the Fritzl case.' --The Times

'an extraordinarily plausible account of the deprivations of life in a domestic dungeon' --Guardian

'Beautifully written, this moving and ultimately uplifting novel is Donoghue's masterpiece.'
--Gay Community News
Product Description
Jack is five. He lives with his Ma. They live in a single, locked room. They don’t have the key.

Jack and Ma are prisoners.

‘This book will break your heart . . . It is the most vivid, radiant and beautiful expression of maternal love I have ever read’ Irish Times

‘Startlingly original and moving . . . Endearing and as utterly compelling as THE LOVELY BONES’ Scotsman

‘I’ve never read a more heart-burstingly, gut wrenchingly compassionate novel . . . As for sweet, bright, funny Jack, I wanted to scoop him up out of the novel and never let him go’ Daily Mail

‘This is a truly remarkable novel. It presents an utterly unique way to talk about love, all the while giving us a fresh, expansive eye on the world in which we live’ New York Times Book Review

About the Author
Born in 1969, Emma Donoghue is an Irish writer who lives in Canada. Her fiction includes includes the bestselling Slammerkin.

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