Room by Emma Donoghue

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Read Room Online Free - To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.

Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son's bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another.



Title : Room
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ISBN : 0316098337
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 321 pages


Reviews


j rated it ★★★★☆

March 20, 2011

I was all ready to hate this book. Doesn't it sound obnoxious? An adult novel about harrowing things, but narrated by a 5-year-old? Mere gimmickry, right, a showy writing experiment, likely to win praise from the easily impressed. But I don't think I am that easily impressed, and damn, this book i...


TheGirlBytheSeaofCortez rated it ★☆☆☆☆

November 08, 2010

Ever since its Booker nomination (it made the shortlist), Room by Irish writer Emma Donoghue has set the literary world on fire. Most people who review the book seem to love it. They talk about how riveting and suspenseful the book is and how they felt compelled to finish it in a single reading....


Jesse (JesseTheReader) rated it ★★★★☆

August 12, 2015

Such a gripping and emotional read! I'm glad I finally took the chance to pick this up and read it.


mark rated it ★★★★☆

August 09, 2016

Jesus Christ on a popsicle stick, i can't believe i have to read this! argh. my colleague Michael (hopefully not a GR member) loaned this to me; clearly he knows that i am a "reader". but just as clearly he does not get that i like my books to have at least an edge of un-reality to them. you know...


Stephen rated it ★★☆☆☆

March 15, 2012

Healthy ambition is a laudable trait and I admire people willing to reach beyond their grasp in the attempt to achieve something special. I respect the author’s choice to write a dark-themed story narrated entirely from the perspective of a five year old boy. While the unreliable narrator is not...


Khanh (the meanie) rated it ★☆☆☆☆

November 17, 2015

This book was awful. Emotionless. Annoying. Look, I get it, it's quite difficult to write from the perspective of a 5-year old as a grown up. I can hardly remember what it was like being five, and I can't even begin to write from the POV of one. I do, however, know an enjoyable story when I see it...


Wendy Darling rated it ★☆☆☆☆

February 04, 2016

I've read about a lot of different crimes, in far more detail than I'd care to remember. In all the tragedies that I've read about, manmade or otherwise, no act of violence has ever made my heart wrench more than the prolonged imprisonment of a human being for sexual purposes. It's also the crime...


Huda rated it ★★★★☆

June 20, 2017

غرفة : عندما ترى العالم بعيون طفل في كلِّ مكانٍ في العالم ستجد عيون طفلٍ متسعة تتلألأ فيها الرغبة في المعرفة وتشم فيه رائحة الخيال الجميل والمختلف في هذه الرواية ،هي أنّها يتم سردها عبر جاك الطفل الصغير والسؤال هو كيف يمكن لبالغٍ أن يتحمل رواية كاملة برؤية ،وبلغة طفل لم يرى ضوء الشمس لسنواته الخمس؟ هنا...


Kemper rated it ★★★★☆

May 25, 2011

“Hey, there Nick.” “Uh, hello.” “Nice day for working in the yard, isn’t it?” “Uh, yeah. Real nice.” “Say, that is a helluva shed you’re building there.” “It's nothing special.” “Oh, don’t be modest, Nick. It’s a real corker. It’s even got a skylight for some natural light. What are you going to be doi...


Tulpesh rated it ★★★★★

September 30, 2010

Based on, or ‘inspired by’ shocking cases like that of Josef Fritzl, Room is the story of a boy, Jack, born and raised with his captive mother in a 12 foot square room. Narrated by the boy himself, it’s a child’s eye view of a small world housing a great deal of imagination, pain and love. Packed...





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