Thursday, September 29, 2011

Room by Emma Donoghue

Room by Emma Donoghue, 321 pages.
We had a great discussion about Emma Donoghue's new book last night. The book:
Jack and his mother "Ma" have been in "Room" for all of Jack's life, kept there by the seldom seen "Old Nick." And, as the small room is Jack's whole world, he has become the whole world for his mother, and she will do anything to protect him. As he turns five and changes loom, Jack must learn to cope with the wider world and with change in his once unchanging world. Thanks to Jack's five-year-old bright-eyed world view and his strength, this is not completely depressing and is a great book, but has a strong sense of hope.

Join us next month, on October 26, as we discuss Ralph Ellison's classic Invisible Man.

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