Book Review: Room – Emma Donoghue

When you start reading the novel it takes a bit of time to get hold of what is being said as the narrator is a 5 year old kid. Even though you are seeing the life from a five-year-old’s perspective, you can feel the pain and frustrations of her mother too. Once you get the sense of what is happening, the book is a powerful read. Few observations in the book hit you hard, in today’s world nobody has time to enjoy the small things, the things we take for granted – like a simple shower or access to a doctor, or at an even basic level – the fresh air around us.

This is an excerpt from the review for the book Room by Emma Donoghue that I wrote for the newly added book review section of the site India Book Store. The book reviews get updated on the site every Saturday, and you can catch the feed for the same here.

Read the complete book review of Room.

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5 Responses to “Book Review: Room – Emma Donoghue”


  1. 1 mythalez April 18, 2011 at 3:49 am

    was this the winner of the booker prize? am sure it was in the short list …

  2. 3 Ben April 18, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Well said on your review Kunal. I really like it although I don’t feel the same on the book.

    Can you check it my review and comment in my writing?

    http://magicoficecream.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/room-book-review/

    Cheers,

    Ben

  3. 4 Arcopol July 20, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    This book has got extreme reviews!

    • 5 Kunal July 20, 2011 at 4:02 pm

      The incident on which the book is based also got extreme opinions out of the people.
      Shows that the author has captured the emotions really well!


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