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Room : a novel

Auteur: Emma Donoghue
Uitgever: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2010.
Editie/Formaat:   Print book : Fictie : Engels : 1st edAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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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  Meer lezen...
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Genre/Vorm: Thrillers (Fiction)
Psychological fiction
Suspense fiction
Fiction
Genre: Fictie
Soort document: Boek
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 9780316098335 0316098337 9780316125086 0316125083
OCLC-nummer: 542263633
Onderscheidingen: Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, 2010.
Beschrijving: 321 pages ; 25 cm
Verantwoordelijkheid: 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

door whisner (Gepubliceerd door gebruiker WorldCat 2011-12-30) Uitstekend 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

door theresasmyly (Gepubliceerd door gebruiker WorldCat 2011-05-07) Uitstekend 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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