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Room : a novel

Autor Emma Donoghue
Vydavatel: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2010.
Vydání/formát:   book : Fiction : English : 1st edZobrazit všechny vydání a formáty
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Narrator Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped seven years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his fifth birthday. They live in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed in the kidnapper's yard. The sociopath, whom Jack has dubbed Old Nick, visits at night, grudgingly doling out food and supplies. But Ma, as Jack calls her, proves to be resilient and resourceful--and  Read more...
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Žánr/forma: Fiction
Suspense fiction
Psychological fiction
Typ materiálu: Fiction
Typ dokumentu: Book
Všichni autoři/tvůrci: Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 9780316098335 0316098337 9780316125086 0316125083
OCLC číslo: 542263633
Ocenění: Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, 2010.
Popis: 321 p. ; 25 cm.
Odpovědnost: Emma Donoghue.

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Narrator Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped seven years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his fifth birthday. They live in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed in the kidnapper's yard. The sociopath, whom Jack has dubbed Old Nick, visits at night, grudgingly doling out food and supplies. But Ma, as Jack calls her, proves to be resilient and resourceful--and attempts a nail-biting escape.

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Powerful, Impressive

by whisner (WorldCat user published 2011-12-30) Excellent Permalink

When I read the New York Times review of this, I wasn't sure I'd like it. But one of my book group friends suggestd we read it, and I was swept away by the story and impressed by the author's craft.

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Captivating

by theresasmyly (WorldCat user published 2011-05-07) Excellent Permalink

I found the book to be very insightful.  If you really pay attention to the "between the lines" of 5 year old Jack's perspective, there's more to this novel than some critics are saying.

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