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DescriptionJack is five. He lives with his Ma. They live in a single, locked room. They don't have the key. Jack and Ma are prisoners. 'This book will break your heart ...It is the most vivid, radiant and beautiful expression of maternal love I have ever read' - "Irish Times". 'Startlingly original and moving ...Endearing and as utterly compelling as "The Lovely Bones"' - "Scotsman". 'I've never read a more heart-burstingly, gut wrenchingly compassionate novel ...As for sweet, bright, funny Jack, I wanted to scoop him up out of the novel and never let him go' - "Daily Mail". 'This is a truly remarkable novel. It presents an utterly unique way to talk about love, all the while giving us a fresh, expansive eye on the world in which we live' - "New York Times Book Review".
- Published: 07 January 2011
- Format: Paperback 336 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780330519021 ISBN 10: 0330519026
- Sales rank: 77
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Reviews for Room
I love the premise of this book but unfortunately didn't find it the page turner that some of the other readers did. I felt the characters were underdeveloped and a bit flat.
There was just something missing. Even though the story is tragic one, I really didn't find myself caring how things turned out for the characters. I was just a bit bored. by Susan Cullenunder review
Love this book
This is a brilliantly-written book based on a very unique premise. To read it within a few days is to accompany mother and child so closely on their journey that you almost feel that you too, are an occupant of the room.
Easy to read, difficult to put down, I found myself finding any excuse to escape from my own kids and immerse myself in the fictitious story that is oddly familiar given the recent spate of kidnappings and abductions making world headlines.
Would recommend to anyone looking for an easy read that leaves a lasting impression. by Imeldaunder review
- Top review
Book of the Year
completely enthralled. a brilliant, original and intense idea written flawlessly. couldn't put it down, read it during travels and saved me during long flights. amazing. READ IT! by Pauline Dellitunder review
This is the first book I bought on Book Depository, and largely based on the excellent reviews. I was utterly enthralled from beginning to end. I found the POV a little bit annoying at times and I didn't like the last section so much (I found its critique of modern society a bit simplistic and preachy... although it is from the POV of a 5-year-old I guess!); but all-in-all I was really impressed with the book's originality and its ability to deal with a very tragic situation in a poignant and thought-provoking way. by Harrietunder review
This is one of the best books I have read in ages. Haunting and humorous at the same time. by Rebecca Malzardunder review
Sad, but wonderful
I really loved this book. It is written really well and I love that it is written in a voice of a five year old boy. Reading through, I couldn't help but to be sucked into his mind and feelings, so I have to give this book a well deserved five stars. Would recommend it to anyone who likes a bit different books, but still loves a good story, and is not afraid to even cry a little at some parts. by Ivana Strahijaunder review
I loved this book. Had to keep reading and couldn't put it down by Dallas Burkevics
Could not put this down
Best page turner I've read in a long time, really liked the perspective. Would recommend anyone to read it. by Lydia Webbunder review
Well worth a read - I couldn't put it down! by Kirsty Whiteunder review