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by Emma Donoghue | Literature & Fiction
Registered by LindyLouMac of Twywn, Wales United Kingdom on 12/13/2011
Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by LindyLouMac from Twywn, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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Book Description Amazon.
Jack is five. He lives with his Ma. They live in a single, locked room. They don’t have the key. Jack and Ma are prisoners. ‘This book will break your heart . . . It is the most vivid, radiant and beautiful expression of maternal love I have ever read’ Irish Times ‘Startlingly original and moving . . . Endearing and as utterly compelling as THE LOVELY BONES’ Scotsman ‘I’ve never read a more heart-burstingly, gut wrenchingly compassionate novel . . . As for sweet, bright, funny Jack, I wanted to scoop him up out of the novel and never let him go’ Daily Mail ‘This is a truly remarkable novel. It presents an utterly unique way to talk about love, all the while giving us a fresh, expansive eye on the world in which we live’ New York Times Book Review 

Journal Entry 2 by LindyLouMac at Viterbo, Lazio Italy on Monday, March 05, 2012

10 out of 10

This is a very moving and emotional novel that is going to stay with me for a long time. Imagine a five year old boy, Jack the protagonist of this shocking story, who believes that the 11 feet by 11 feet room that he and his mother live in is the entire world! A harrowing thought indeed and Emma Donoghue has succeeded in writing a riveting novel that had me reading late into the night about this disturbing experience.

Her imagination really takes you into the world of Room, where Jack was born and has lived his entire life with his mother. The bond between mother and son has been strong enough that they have survived five years, though you really wonder how as you get drawn into this dark story. They spend the days exercising, playing, reading, learning, watching television, eating and sleeping; somehow surviving this unimaginable life on the small Sunday treats their gaoler allows them! Although a strange life for Jack, because he knows no different it is normal, especially as he believes that nothing he sees on television is actually real.

Room might be home to Jack but to his mother it has been a prison for seven years. As her son is growing up and becoming more curious about every aspect of their world, however limited it might be, she becomes more and more desperate about their situation. I am not going to reveal any more here for fear of spoiling it for any of you that may now be tempted to read this.

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Journal Entry 3 by LindyLouMac at Given in person, A friend -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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Given to a friend when we had coffee together this morning.
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