Thursday, October 20, 2016

Room

I do not recall where I saw Room, maybe a Friday 56 blog, but I have been anxious to read it. A few pages in I knew Room was going to be tedious but I still wanted to read it.

Jack's whole life is a tiny room, he has never been outside or seen a single person except his mother. Kidnapped and locked up like a prisoner Jack's ma gives birth to him and does all she can to keep him safe from her abductor. Since Old Nick only shows up at night Ma has Jack sleep in the wardrobe for his own safety. At times Jack seemed wise beyond his years and other times he seemed highly immature.

In some ways I would have liked to know more about Ma and old Nick. They were both kind of understated characters. The writing was hard to read since it is told in a five year old's voice and it did take me awhile to figure out what was going on. However it was a nice change of pace from books I have been reading a lot of lately.

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