Room: A Novel

by Emma Donoghue | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0316098329 Global Overview for this book
Registered by southbos3279 of Boston, Massachusetts USA on 6/5/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by southbos3279 from Boston, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, June 5, 2011
Although I'm skeptical about any writer fictionalizing sensitive issues straight from the headlines to advance book sales, I must say that this stoy really sucks you in. I thought the five-year-old narrators voice wasn't always consistent - the author dropped in words that I think are likely out of a five-year-olds vocabulary - it's more stable in the second half of the book. A book worth ready, especially for The Lovely Bones fans, but I'm not sure it deserves the over-the-top praise its been getting.

Journal Entry 2 by southbos3279 at Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, June 5, 2011

Released 12 yrs ago (6/14/2011 UTC) at Cambridge, Massachusetts USA


Being released at the Jne 2011 Boston Bookcrossing Meetup.

Journal Entry 3 by irishcmc123 at Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, June 21, 2011
I agree with Southbos3279's journal entry 100% when he says that the five year old narrator's voice wasn't always consistent. I agree that it is more stable in the second half of the book. For me that change came on page 105.

On page 311 is where I find a key tie to Jack, our five year old main character, getting better from earlier in the book. I'm wondering if I would have missed it had I been tired.

Upon reflection, though, I found this book to be a memorable one. For me it was like watching Monty Python and the Holy Grail for the first time. I found parts of it tedious to watch the first time, but upon reflection later, I remembered the memorable parts that made the story good/funny and enjoyed discussing them with others. The same analogy can be make about this story. I'll remember the good parts and forget the tedious parts and enjoy discussing them with others later as well.

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