Emma Donoghue; Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue (2011-05-18)


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It's hard-hitting and emotional but also insightful and innocent and full of hope.

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    Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue (2011-05-18)


    16. March 2016 um 00:02

    This isn't just about a kidnapping. It's about life. Room tells the story of a five-year-old boy and his mother who are imprisoned in a room for seven years. With obvious references to numerous infamous kidnapping cases, Room attempts to humanize the experiences of being a captive. The premise for this book sounds like something that a Stephen King or Dean Koontz would have come up with, and it certainly works as a kind of horror novel as Jack’s innocent depiction of life inside Room shows Ma to be the victim of a horrible crime that she is trying to shield her son from. What makes this so chilling and heartbreaking is Jack’s view of the Room as the entire world, and he has so adapted to it that the very idea of real people existing outside of it is something akin to blasphemy to him. The book is in five sections, though really it falls more naturally into two: inside and outside. I didn't say anything about the plot because I think it really helps to not know much beyond the premise going in.Overall I think it's hard-hitting and emotional but also insightful and innocent and full of hope. I am really interested in seeing the movie.

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