are you brave enough to read “Room”

August 27, 2010

a book with buzz is Emma Donoghue’s “Room,” blurbed by the publisher as

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.

“Room” garnered starred reviews from Kirkus (gasp!), LJ, and PW.  apparently, Washington Post Book World fiction editor Ron Charles tweeted “I probably should stop reading Emma Donoghue’s ROOM on the subway. My weeping is scaring the other passengers.  #getaholdofyourselfman”

the trailer (embedded) captures Jack’s innocence despite the horror of his reality.

2 arcs available to the first 2 Sno-Isle Libraries employees to comment.

(via GalleyCat)

posting by marin

3 Responses to “are you brave enough to read “Room””

  1. Dawn Says:

    I’m totally intrigued, though don’t know when I’ll have time to read it…

  2. Kelli Says:

    I’m intrigued as well…such a unique plotline!

  3. Kat Says:

    I’m freaked out. Does that count?

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