Thursday, March 6, 2014
Room - Review
The first nightmare I ever remember having was about abduction. Ever since, my nightmares have always been about abduction, rape, torture and murder. Very graphic, with movie like story lines.
That being said, I have no idea what possessed me to read this book.
Room is written from the perspective of Jack, a 5 year old boy. You come to realize that he and his mother are in a 12x12 room that they cannot leave. His mother was abducted when she was 19 and Jack was a product of the repeated rape.
Room is extremely engrossing. First, I was obsessed with seeing how the mother managed to keep a 5 year old entertained day after day in a 12x12 room. Then I was obsessed with seeing if they got out and the potential repercussions.
There were sometimes I skimmed a bit, but I also read this book in one day and probably wouldn't have gotten bored with some of the details had I set it down occasionally. Room is really hard to set down.
Room is very well written, and getting to know Jack makes it completely worth the read. I have already added other books by Emma Donoghue to my Kindle wish list. I haven't had that reaction to a book in quite awhile.
However, if violence against women, rape, suicide, abduction, or anything like that is a trigger for you are better off to stay far away.
My nightmares are certainly back full force.
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