I just finished reading Room by Emma Donoghue.
A few ladies at work decided that seeing the movie is meant to come out on the 28th of January 2016, that we should read the book and go see the movie together which has now been nominated for a few Oscars, one being best picture film of 2016.
When you first start reading this book, what you notice is the way it is written. The book is narrated by the five year old boy who was born and grew up in Room, which is actually, to his mum, the prison where they are being held captive against their will.
The book tells a great story of their plans to escape. I found it hard initially to read because of the perspective it is written in, but I think it’s important to help the reader relate to not just Jack’s situation, but also his mothers.
There are some portions that I found quite weird/confronting, but again, it adds to the story and the emotional roller coaster that the characters in the book would’ve gone through.
I think this is a book that will actually be quite good as a movie. Its not too long, and the story is an interesting one which I feel will translate to be a great film.
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