September 21, 2010

review ROOM

Aurhor: Emma Donoghue
In the spring, my good friend Suzze who works at B&N in another state mentioned reading an arc of ROOM. I immediately was intrigued. Had to wait aeons before I could get my hands on an arc, thanks to Crazy Book Tours.

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 writing speaking as a five-year-old.  At times, he has temper tantrums.  Other times he speaks with wisdom. 

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. 

CymLowellROOM will be given away beginning tonight through September 29 at the Fall Giveaway.   Click on Fall Giveaway picture at the top left sidebar for more blogs (over 50!).  Comments are welcome here to win a copy.   Please leave a way I can contact you if you win.


Melissa said...

This sounds like a great book. Nice giveaway!
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StephTheBookworm said...

WOW, so glad to hear this book was so good as it's been high up on my wishlist for awhile. It's nice to find a book that resonates with you so much. I simply cannot wait to read this! :D

Kulsuma said...

This is the first time I've heard of this book. Sounds like an interesting but sad story.


Ratoncita de Biblioteca said...

The books sounds pretty nice :D
Good luck to everyone

Hallie Tibbetts said...

I thought this was (is) an amazing book too. It's just hard to recommend it--I feel like I should ask first: are you up for a completely overwhelming and challenging read? It's definitely one that sticks with you.

Linda Henderson said...

I've not heard anything about this book, but it does sound very interesting. I'd love to read it.

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Booksnyc said...

I don't think I have seen a bad review of this book - everyone seems to find it very powerful.

Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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Greg Zimmerman said...

Like some of your other commenters, I've heard nothing but fantastic things about this book. Please enter me to win and thanks for the giveaway!

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Tara said...

Visiting from Cym Lowell's review hop!

I am very excited to read "Room"...At first it sounded too depressing for my taste, but after reading so many great reviews I'm intrigued!

I would love the chance to win this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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cj'alhafiz said...

What an intriguing story. I don't really know what will happen to me if i've been brought up. in that kind of life. Thanks for the review.
I'm celebrating the Book Review Party and I'm glad to meet you at the party. Read my review on Her Fearful Symmetry at the party k. ciao..

yllektra (force-oblique) said...

This sounds like a bittersweet, engaging story!
Thanks for this giveaway!


Rebecca Glenn said...

Sounds wonderful. Add my name to the drawing hat. And come visit me over at The Book Frog, where I blog about books, too.

PS I'm following you now.

Cathy W said...

Sounds like a great read.
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Shy said...

This book totally piqued my interest since the first time I read its blurb. Sounds rather bittersweet and just what I need, at this time around.


sunshine9 said...

I've read other reviews but your review and how you felt at the end REALLY makes me want to read this book.

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Cym Lowell said...

I would love to read & review this book!


Thanks for linking this up to the party!

Em said...

Oooh! Sounds interesting! Thanks for the review!