September 26, 2010
Narrated by a five-year-old boy who has lived his life confined to an eleven foot by eleven foot room, Room is one of the year's outstanding and most surprising novels. Emma Donoghue paints his sometimes horrifying world through innocent, bright, and wide open eyes, and her playfulness with language is evident throughout the book.
Most amazing is Donoghue's depiction of the closeness of the mother-child connection in the harshest of conditions. Combined with the inventive use of language, this makes Room my favorite novel of the year so far.
My next book is Nick Flynn's memoir The Ticking Is the Bomb.
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