Author: Emma Donoghue
Genre: Contemporary, Drama
Page numbers: 321
Audiobook: 10 hours, 52 minutes
I have mixed feelings about this book, it just left me wondering around helpless. It was an unusual perspective for me, told from the point of view of a five-year-old Jack, who has spent his entire life in Room with his mother. Room is a “world” measured eleven foot by eleven, and Jack thinks that the world outside the Room is “Outer Space”. His mother manages to raise him as good as possible through all the difficulties. At night they are sometimes visited by “Old Nick” from whom Jack must hide in his wardrobe. It takes a while to learn why Jack and his Ma are there, how they got there in the first place and why they can’t leave. I don’t want to spoil the book, because it will be better if you discover everything step-by-step, that’s all I’ll say about the plot.
The relationship between Jack and his mother is touching. Jack’s innocence, his magical Continue reading