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Book Review: Room by Emma Donoghue - Reviewed by BiancaR (06 May 2016)
I was really looking forward to reading this book, as I prefer to read the book before watching the movie. Unfortunately, it was very disappointing. I have yet to watch the movie, but I do hope it's better than the book.
My biggest issue with the book is that it is told through the eyes of a 5 year old, and is very difficult to read at times. The other issue was that I have never met a 5 year old that speaks the same as the one in the book. The words he uses are advanced enough for someone 3 times that age, but at other times he uses words like a 2 year old would.
Overall I would rate this a 2 out of 10. I really wanted to like it, as the premise of the novel was great, I just feel the narration was too hard to get past.
Book Review: Room by Emma Donoghue - Reviewed by Sheepcoate (29 Feb 2012)
A interesting concept for a book. The plot is simple, a Mother and her boy aged 5 are held captive in a room, the story is told from the perspective of the 5 year old.
The story is fascinating is its told through the eyes of the 5 Year old Jack, who has only ever lived in the ‘Room’. It’s a story of self discovery, learning and a bond between a mother and a child. There were some aspects of the book which totally blew me away with morbid curiosity. The Author was extremely clever and insightful to write the book from a 5 year old perspective, however, I have never heard of such a clever and intuitive child. Also the dialog started grating on me after while.
Overall a recommended emotional roller coaster, which might not be for everyone.
Born in 1969, Emma Donoghue is an Irish writer who lives in Canada. Her fiction includes Kissing the Witch, The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits, and the bestselling Slammerkin.
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