Room

Room It s Jack s birthday and he s excited about turning five Jack lives with his Ma in Room which has a locked door and a skylight and measures feet by feet He loves watching TV and the cartoon

Room ROOM tells the extraordinary story of Jack, a spirited year old who is looked after by his loving and devoted mother Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Room film Room is a independent drama film directed by Lenny Abrahamson and written by Emma Donoghue, based on her novel of the same name.It stars Brie Larson as a woman who has been held captive for seven years, and whose year old son Jacob Tremblay was born in captivity. Room Define Room at Dictionary Room definition, a portion of space within a building or other structure, separated by walls or partitions from other parts a dining room See . Room Rotten Tomatoes Both highly suspenseful and deeply emotional, ROOM is a unique and touching exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child After year old Jack Jacob Tremblay and his Ma Room by Emma Donoghue To five year old Jack, Room is the world Told in the inventive, funny, and poignant voice of Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience and a powerful story of a Room Definition of Room by Merriam Webster Noun Cigarette smoke filled the room I could hear the TV from the next room He rents rooms to college students We re running out of room in the office The sofa takes up too much room.

  • Title: Room
  • Author: Emma Donoghue
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • It s Jack s birthday, and he s excited about turning five Jack lives with his Ma in Room, which has a locked door and a skylight, and measures 11 feet by 11 feet He loves watching TV, and the cartoon characters he calls friends, but he knows that nothing he sees on screen is truly real only him, Ma and the things in Room Until the day Ma admits that there s a world ouIt s Jack s birthday, and he s excited about turning five Jack lives with his Ma in Room, which has a locked door and a skylight, and measures 11 feet by 11 feet He loves watching TV, and the cartoon characters he calls friends, but he knows that nothing he sees on screen is truly real only him, Ma and the things in Room Until the day Ma admits that there s a world outside Told in Jack s voice, Room is the story of a mother and son whose love lets them survive the impossible Unsentimental and sometimes funny, devastating yet uplifting, Room is a novel like no other Emma Donoghue s writing is superb alchemy, changing innocence into horror and horror into tenderness Room is a book to read in one sitting When it s over you look up the world looks the same but you are somehow different and that feeling lingers for days Audrey Niffenegger Room is one of the most profoundly affecting books I ve read in a long time Jack moved me greatly His voice, his story, his innocence, his love for Ma combine to create something very unusual and, I think, something very important Room deserves to reach the widest possible audience John Boyne I loved Room Such incredible imagination, and dazzling use of language And with all this, an entirely credible, endearing little boy It s unlike anything I ve ever read before

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    1. Ever since its Booker nomination (it made the shortlist), Room by Irish writer Emma Donoghue has set the literary world on fire. Most people who review the book seem to love it. They talk about how riveting and suspenseful the book is and how they felt compelled to finish it in a single reading. I guess I’ll have to be one of the few dissenting voices. I really, really, really disliked Room and yes, I do have specific reasons why.I can’t imagine anyone not knowing the basic plot of Room, but [...]

    2. I was all ready to hate this book. Doesn't it sound obnoxious? An adult novel about harrowing things, but narrated by a 5-year-old? Mere gimmickry, right, a showy writing experiment, likely to win praise from the easily impressed.But I don't think I am that easily impressed, and damn, this book is kind of a stunner. Because yes, if not handled exactly right, a book narrated by a child probably would be obnoxious. I haven't read Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close yet, and I might or might not [...]

    3. Jesus Christ on a popsicle stick, i can't believe i have to read this! argh. my colleague Michael (hopefully not a GR member) loaned this to me; clearly he knows that i am a "reader". but just as clearly he does not get that i like my books to have at least an edge of un-reality to them. you know, fantasy. horror. science fiction. historical fiction. and if not that, then just something, anything that moves them away from mainstream depictions of the modern real world. now Room looks like a snap [...]

    4. Healthy ambition is a laudable trait and I admire people willing to reach beyond their grasp in the attempt to achieve something special. I respect the author’s choice to write a dark-themed story narrated entirely from the perspective of a five year old boy. While the unreliable narrator is nothing new in literature, its deployment here felt fresh and so I give points for that. Unfortunately, that is about all I can give points for because the novel itself was a huge miss for me. Huge!! Obvio [...]

    5. This book was awful. Emotionless. Annoying.Look, I get it, it's quite difficult to write from the perspective of a 5-year old as a grown up. I can hardly remember what it was like being five, and I can't even begin to write from the POV of one. I do, however, know an enjoyable story when I see it, and I know when I'm annoyed. And I know that this book annoyed me greatly.The hallmark of any brilliant novel is the ability to make the reader empathize for the characters in the book. I want to be ab [...]

    6. I've read about a lot of different crimes, in far more detail than I'd care to remember. In all the tragedies that I've read about, manmade or otherwise, no act of violence has ever made my heart wrench more than the prolonged imprisonment of a human being for sexual purposes. It's also the crime I have the most difficulty in comprehending, as I cannot imagine the amount of inhumanity it would take to capture someone and look her in the eye, day after day for years, without mercy and without pit [...]

    7. غرفة : عندما ترى العالم بعيون طفلفي كلِّ مكانٍ في العالم ستجد عيون طفلٍ متسعةتتلألأ فيها الرغبة في المعرفةوتشم فيه رائحة الخيال الجميل والمختلف في هذه الرواية ،هي أنّها يتم سردها عبر جاك الطفل الصغيروالسؤال هو كيف يمكن لبالغٍ أن يتحمل رواية كاملةبرؤية ،وبلغة طفل لم يرى ضوء [...]

    8. “Hey, there Nick.”“Uh, hello.”“Nice day for working in the yard, isn’t it?”“Uh, yeah. Real nice.”“Say, that is a helluva shed you’re building there.”“It's nothing special.”“Oh, don’t be modest, Nick. It’s a real corker. It’s even got a skylight for some natural light. What are you going to be doing in there? A little artwork?”“Just, you know, projects…. and stuff.”“You got a central AC unit for it? Plus, I see you put some furniture and a fridge in t [...]

    9. Based on, or ‘inspired by’ shocking cases like that of Josef Fritzl, Room is the story of a boy, Jack, born and raised with his captive mother in a 12 foot square room. Narrated by the boy himself, it’s a child’s eye view of a small world housing a great deal of imagination, pain and love. Packed with the emotional punch and occasional humour that comes with having a child narrator, comparisons will inevitably be drawn to John Boyne’s The Boy with the Striped Pyjamas. In my opinion, Ro [...]

    10. Have you ever see that 1997 film Life Is Beautiful? No? Well, it’s about this Italian Jew who is sent to a concentration camp with his wife and son during World War II, and in order to shield his son from the horrors of war, he tells him that they are really just playing a super fun game and that everyone in the camp is a contestant. Not surprisingly, his son believes the whole thing (kids are pretty dumb, right?) and he is able to maintain this ruse right up until the Allied invasion. So, Roo [...]

    11. THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY?This seems to be a real Marmite book (love it or loathe it, with no fence-sitting), so I'm going to mix my metaphors: I bit the bullet, to see which way the wind was blowing and was surprised to find myself sitting on the empty fence. I was very undecided about stars, but there are many much better books I've given 3*, so this gets 2*, even though there was, on reflection, more to it than I first thought. The quality of the writing is not sufficient for 3*.Overall [...]

    12. I read this book a couple of years ago and it remains a favorite. Hearing that it's being made into a movie is intriguing. I'm always excited/anxious when this happens as I worry that it will replace some of things I loved most about the bookif that makes sense. This book had such a hold on me that I finished it in two sittings. After I was done it was all I could think about for days and still think about quite often. Dora the Explorer was on TV as I was flipping channels the other day and I im [...]

    13. What makes up the world to five-year-old Jack, our window into life in Room? His mother for sure, a loving, very engaged 24/7 presence. Old Nick is an occasional visitor, although only glimpsed through the almost-closed doors of a wardrobe. A skylight allows Jack and Ma to see the sun, and sometimes the moon. A television offers a view on Outside, the world beyond Room. Jack and his 26-year-old mother get through their days with a strict schedule, a rich imaginative life and absolute love for ea [...]

    14. This book was as interesting and twisted as I hoped it would be! The writing style was slightly jarring and I got one sentence into the audiobook before going NOPE (annoying child voice argh), but I did end up enjoying it once I got further into it!This book's main selling point is that it's not just your average trauma story of being locked in isolation-- it's told through the eyes of a child, and that room is all he's known for his entire life. I went into this expecting almost a thriller, a " [...]

    15. A Book Room to Remember Definitely will change how you see the world after leaving it.قصة، بل حجرة ما أن تخرج منها ستتغير نظرتك للعالمAs Jack saying Good-bye, Room I felt really sad leavingI became a "Roomer" As Jack & his Ma.“When I was a little kid I thought like a little kid, but now I'm five I know everything.”Our Amazing Narrator, Jack, when he turned five he learns a shocking truth about his whole 5-years life“Jack, Yer a wizard captive.”Y [...]

    16. I've come to believe that there is a special category that includes books whose plot is well-known, whose end may be known too or clear enough for everyone to understand. And yet, they manage not only to attract your interest, but to make you really anxious, because you just want to go on reading and real life gets in the way. For some, these books may be predictable, devoid of any interest. For me, they provide meaning to the adage ''It's not about the destination, but about the journey''. Room [...]

    17. Room has been called "remarkable," and "sensational." It was not only shortlisted for the Booker Prize, but it was also chosen as a Favorite Book of 2010 by our fair community, proving once again that heads are up asses in of literary critics and readers everywhere. How this book is anything but blither is beyond me. The reality is that the plot for this book was ripped from the headlines, based on the stories of Jaycee Dugard, Natascha Kampusch, and the Fritzl family. Emma Donoghue was given a [...]

    18. This book didn't have a chance with me.1. It was written from the perspective of a five-year-old boy.2. For the first two thirds of the book the kid was annoying.3. The mom breastfeeds the kid a lot. I counted twelve times before I stopped counting. The kid creeped me out by talking about which boob tasted better.Why read it? It was this month's selection for a book club I am part of. It wasn't my pick.Why two stars rather than one? Well, I'll be damned if I didn't start to feel sorry for the po [...]

    19. ARGH! NO! NO! NO! IF I HAVE TO READ ONE MORE ASININE CHAPTER, WRITTEN FROM A FIVE-YEAR OLD'S POV, ON THE MUNDANE THINGS THEY DO IN THE ROOM ALL DAY, WITHOUT HAVING THE PLOT PROGRESS EVEN REMOTELY, I'LL I'LL

    20. Wow. A book hasn't swallowed me whole like that in a long time. This one will be haunting be for awhile. I wish I could tell you what it's about, but I wish I hadn't read the back cover 30 pages or so into and changed my own perception. It's best to figure it out along with the story.I will say that it's about a 5-year-old boy who has never left the room where he lives. His whole world is Room and Bed and Rug. It's a little jarring to read from his point of view and I was worried I wasn't going [...]

    21. A novel narrated by a five year old? I'm not a kid person at all so do not think you need to be a mother to appreciate this story. There is something about Jack's way of looking at Room and at Outside that is refreshing instead of irritating. It's nice to not be dragged down by all the complexities of an adult narrator for a change and I know I would have given this story less stars if it were told through his mother's eyes. This is a story that Jack needed to tell and I am very happy that he di [...]

    22. I willed myself to read this particular book in double quick time. I won't say what happens in the end, but the ending was dependent on the second half of the book, where we got to know one of the two main characters in the book.There is Jack, and then his mother. Curiously enough, Jack is the narrator, and his POV is unique. He lends strength to his mother, he makes her shine with her patience, her fortitude, and her bravery. I have yet to watch the movie version, but it's no coincidence that t [...]

    23. Wow is all I can say about this book.It's told from a (very smart) 5 year old's perspective but it is so powerful and moving and great.Now I need to watch the movie, where I know I'll definitely cry.

    24. here's a confession:if i voted for your review of this book before today, i had not fucking read it. oops, sorry! (upon quickfast, sherlockian investigation, i now know that only means two of you - and i read the first half of both of them before, i swear, and have now read them in their entireties) but i didn't want anything spoilt for me. i didn't want to know if the book was triumphant or devastating or funny or tragic or philosophical or melodramatic. i wanted the tone to be surprising, i wa [...]

    25. This was a remarkable book. Obviously this concept has sprung from a real life situation, but to be based on its own merit, I think this is a piece of work to be applauded. The characteristics from this poor little boy, and the way in which his mum dealt with her limited situation was captured with, how do I say, accuracy it was very skilfully implemented. I was impressed with this work and can see it had the merit to have been a short list selection for the Man Booker Prize. How would I know wh [...]

    26. This is a book about hopelessness, the dawning of hope, ultimate terror, and rebuilding. What happens in these pages is terrifyingly possible as can be seen in news stories that crop up from time to time about a twisted person who has someone locked in their basement/backyard for years. When I think about that, I get chills with the realization that somewhere in the world right now - even close to home - there might be someone going through exactly what is happening in this book.Read if you like [...]

    27. I am always reluctant to read books about kidnappings and captivity. The y can get too emotionally manipulative. Too often such books become almost unbearably violent (memories of Living Dead Girl and Tender Morsels still make my skin crawl) or unrealistically light and a tad misguided (I am in a minority in my assessment of Stolen: A letter to my captor, but I do think the setup of this book is far from reality). But Room gets and portrays such an experience just right IMO. I guess this is why [...]

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