Room

Room  (English, Paperback, Emma Donoghue)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Pan mac
    • ISBN: 9780330519021, 0330519026
    • Edition: Main Market Ed.
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    Description

    Five year old Jack’s world is the Room. It is where he was born and has lived all his life. He and his Ma have not left that little space in years.

    Summary Of The Book

    A small room, with a single skylight and a television set. That makes up the world for Jack, along with his beloved Ma. His perception of the world is from what he sees on TV. In fact he does not even know that there is a larger world outside.

    That is the life Jack has known all his young life, and has been the world for his Ma for the last seven years, since the terrible day Old Nick nabbed her when she was on her way to the college library. The entire story though, is told from the point of view of the five-year old child. The television offers him a view to the world, but to him, it is not real, it is like each channel offers a view into a different planet.

    Ma and Jack are visited each night by Old Nick. For the duration of the visit, Jack shuts himself up in the wardrobe. Ma has to willingly put up with these nightly visits to ensure the continued supply of food and other needs for herself and for her son.

    Ma keeps Jack’s body and mind healthy through physical workouts, telling him stories, teaching him a little about the outside world. Their daily routine consists of exercising by running around the little room and futile screaming sessions at night through the skylight for help that never arrives.

    Ma realizes one day that Old Nick has lost his job. Fearing what he might do next, she decides it is time that she made an attempt at escaping her prison with Jack. She forms a plan which relies heavily on the young boy’s courage and wit.

    But, if they escape, can Jack make the adjustment to the real world? The room has been his home, his safe haven, his world up to then. But Ma does not have time to worry about all that she knows she has to take him away from Old Nick soon.

    Room, published in 2010, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

    About Emma Donoghue

    Emma Donoghue is an Irish-born writer and historian.

    She is also the author of Stir Fry, Life Mask, The Sealed Letter, Touchy Subjects, and Don't Die Wondering.

    Emma Donoghue was born in 1969 in Dublin, Ireland, the daughter of Irish literary critic Denis Donoghue. She has a BA in English and French from the University College Dublin and she also holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge in English. Her first novel, Stir Fry, was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. In 2009 she did win the Lambda Award for her book, The Sealed Letter. She now lives in Canada.

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    • Emma Donoghue
    Dimensions
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    • 5.12 inch
    Height
    • 7.76 inch
    Length
    • 5.12 in
    Weight
    • 301 g
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    5

    Very good book

    One of the most touching books I've ever read, Room is very poignant. The most ingenious tool used by the author is the narration. The whole story is narrated by the child himself, and how he sees the "world" around him. The innocence is very touching.
    Though sometimes the book may seem to drag on, but the end effect is simply fabulous.
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    Gopinath Danda

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    25 Sep, 2011

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    Room will awaken the child inside you...

    A perfect synchronization of innocence, emotions and sentiments --- That's my definition of room... Kudos to Emma Donoghue for writing such a lovely book. From the first page itself, you start bonding with Jack and his Ma. I cherished every word, every sentence of this book... Undoubtedly, it tops my most favorite book list... Believe me, you will never regret buying this book.

    Seriously, Room is a book to treasure... :)
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    Shweta Mohan

    25 Aug, 2011

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    Just an Ordinary Room.

    I was excited to read this book after reading all the wonderful reviews and set my expectations high.

    I'm disappointed, though.

    The story is good - about a 5 year old boy and his Ma living in a room for 7 years (and the kid - 5 years). There are a few things which I didn't like about this novel and my review, good or bad, is solely depending on those. No offense intended to anyone.

    a. Going by the name of the novel, Room, I really thought most part (at least 80%) of the story would be 'i...
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    Anoop KR

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    13 Jul, 2013

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    Loved it

    I read about the book recently in a book forum, I wasnt aware of the backdrop but the book description made me very curious. After reading the book in 24hours, i am floored and in love with Jack. A new favorite! Recommend it to book lovers.
    Flipkart delivered the book in 3-4 days and the condition was fine as well.
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    Richa Bhatnagar

    2 Jul, 2013

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    a great read

    I didn't know what to expect from this book when I first ordered it... But I fell in love with Jack as soon as I started reading the book... I hated to put it down, even for the shortest durations...A very good story, and wonderful narration (by the 5 year old)... A great read !!
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    Nikita Bhutani

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    27 Sep, 2011

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