Room by Emma Donoghue – Book Review



It’s been all over the news – the tragic yet wonderful story of the three women, one with a child, who have recently become free from their captor. He seemed like a normal man, yet he kept these women locked up and tortured and raped them for around ten years. It’s unbelievable, yet it’s not the first time we’ve heard of such horror stories.

Room is a book I read a few years ago about such an event. It is told from the point of view of a five-year-old boy who is the child in such a situation. The story is so emotional and horrific, but told with the optimism of a small child. I don’t want to read it again, but should the story unfolding in Cleveland pique your interest, this could be a book for you. If, however, you want to watch a fictional film based on similar events, check out the German film Michael. Just thinking about it makes me a bit sick.

3 thoughts on “Room by Emma Donoghue – Book Review

    • I take it that you read Room – what did you think? It really makes me wonder how the women and the child will cope with being in the real world – especially the child.

      • Yes, I read Room. From a literary standpoint I found it fascinating. The ability to convey the story from the child’s perspective was executed so well. But, I’m with you regarding this latest news story. I couldn’t help but think about that novel and the Hell those women must have been put through.

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