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5.0 out of 5 stars An unforgettable narrator, an unforgettable novel..., 31 Jan 2011
This review is from: Room (Paperback)
This is a book I hadn't heard much about prior to picking it up (I try to avoid too overly-hyped novels), but I'm so glad that I gave this a chance. There's not a lot I can add to all the previous reviews and comments that hasn't already been said, other than to afirm that this is a bloody good read.

Told from the point of view of five year old Jack, the novel sees him and his mother living in `Room,' a place the child has never left in his whole life. Unbeknownst to him however, that is because he and his mother are both prisoners and this little boy's world is about to be turned entirely upside down...

I am in awe at the authors ability to consistently maintain the voice of a child in telling this story; granted an incredibly *smart* child, but a child nonetheless. This is what for me made this book so fascinating, because Jack is such a memorable narrator. Also, the relationship between a mother and child who ultimately only have each other was told such in a moving way that for me that was the essence of the novel, despite the sinister plot twists, which were granted, a bit predictable but still very well portrayed.

I adored this book and couldn't put it down. The storyline is compelling, despite the sad turns of events, and characters are incredibly skilfully developed and believable. I would urge everyone to read this book- you won't be sorry you did.
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Initial post: 7 Feb 2011 13:26:13 GMT
I loved the book, it was one of those you cant put down, but was very dissapointed not to read what happened to old nick and the court case,

In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2011 09:47:23 BDT
T. Terry says:
I've just finished the book and I thought it was wonderful. The last page in book said "not the end". Do you think there is going to be a further book?

Posted on 24 Dec 2011 13:58:26 GMT
Mary Malone says:
Excellent review!

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2012 17:25:46 GMT
A. Khan says:
Soon as i read your comment, I searched my google book copy. Mine doesn't have that, it instead says "then we go out the door", Acknowledgemnts, then A to Z of Emma.
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