A Novel by Emma Donoghue
Storyline: To five-year-old Jack, Room is the world. . . It’s where he was born. It’s where he and ‘Ma’ eat and sleep and play. There are endless wonders that let loose Jack’s imagination –the snake under Bed that he constructs out of eggshells;the imaginary world projected through TV; the coziness of Wardrobe, where he’s tucked in safely at night, in case Old Nick comes. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it’s the prison where she’s been held since she was nineteen – for seven long years.Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life forhim in that eleven-by-eleven foot space. But Jack’s curiosity is building alongside Ma’s own desperation, and she knows that Room cannot contain either indefinitely. . .
So I saw the movie last year after my sister in law told me about the story – she read the book – and I Fell in love with that movie!! It was emotional and intense and nerve wracking… So naturally I decided that I needed to read the book!!
The book however, I didn’t feel as attached to.. it was still good I just thought quite a few things were weird in the book. I didn’t like how little jack seemed to know, the book is told in his point of view, and although it was interesting it kinda made the book a bit less enthralling…he keeps calling things weird names and says a lot of phrases that are very wrong, (like as if ‘ma’ didn’t teach him any proper grammar at all) but then like a minute later he switches to being aware and less aloof. he also knows a few bigger words and proper sentences , then goes back to talking like he’s one year old, which just seems a bit inconsistent. I also wasn’t expecting the first bit of the book to be so awkward, this kid talks about his penis quite a bit.. It’s weird.
This may have been one of those RARE instances that I actually liked the Movie a bit better than the Book. – that doesn’t happen often – but that doesn’t mean that the book was bad! I did enjoy the book and I actually couldn’t put it down, I would recommend this as a good read.
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