|Aurhor: Emma Donoghue|
ROOM is told by five-year-old Jack who has lived his whole life in a 11 by 11-foot Room with Ma, Chair, Bed, Table and TV. Jack has an endearing way of
About Ma .... can you imagine yourself as a parent spending 24/7 with a child, raising him, and keeping him apart from Old Nick. No respite; no babysitters; no Mother's Day Out.
Only one thing had me perplexed, Jack mentions a floater in the eye. How many five year olds know about floaters? Hmmmm, all of Jack's knowledge is from Ma and TV, so perhaps it isn't so far-fetched.
Here is a drawing of ROOM where you can see Bed, Chair and TV. You can read the first chapter of ROOM at Amazon.
Once a year, maybe twice, I let out a sob when I finish a book because it has been such a satisfying read. That's how high ROOM rates with me.
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