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Pete from Detroit is reading Red Dragon February 8, 2016 - 5:30pm

'Room' by Emma Donoghue

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Synopsis: To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. . . . It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.

Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it's the prison where she has been held for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack's curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer.

Room is a tale at once shocking, riveting, exhilarating--a story of unconquerable love in harrowing circumstances, and of the diamond-hard bond between a mother and her child.

Author: Born in Dublin in 1969, Emma Donoghue is a writer of contemporary and historical fiction whose novels include the bestselling "Slammerkin," "The Sealed Letter," "Landing," "Life Mask," "Hood," and "Stirfry." Her story collections are "The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits," "Kissing the Witch," and "Touchy Subjects." She also writes literary history, and plays for stage and radio. She lives in London, Ontario, with her partner and their two small children.

Discussion has officially started!

I've been meaning to read this one for a while. I've heard nothing but good things about it. And now with the movie, I thought it would be the perfect time to discuss it. Hopefully we get a good discussion going with this one.

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Akio Nice from San Antonio, Tx by way of Deming, New Mexico is reading Art and Madness by Anne Roiphe February 9, 2016 - 7:48pm

I have untill March 1st? I better go pick up this book!

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Pete from Detroit is reading Red Dragon February 10, 2016 - 4:52am

It officially starts March 1st. But you can chime in whenever you want. :)

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Krista Cote from Canada is reading The Best American Noir of the Century February 10, 2016 - 1:34pm

Oh I've read this book a few times! I'd love to get in on this and chat with some other people about it. 

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heykarina February 22, 2016 - 10:41am

I've read this a couple times and am pretty excited to see the discussions on this! I loved the narration from Jack's point of view and how he sees the world. Although I am yet to see the movie it will definitely be on my next to watch list!

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DrWood from Milwaukee, WI, living in Louisiana is reading A different book every 2-5 days. Currently Infinite Jest March 9, 2016 - 6:04pm

Is there a discussion somewhere else, or is this it?

 

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Pete from Detroit is reading Red Dragon March 22, 2016 - 3:36pm

DrWood - this was supposed to be it...

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DrWood from Milwaukee, WI, living in Louisiana is reading A different book every 2-5 days. Currently Infinite Jest April 2, 2016 - 8:26pm

Ah, not much discussion then.

I do have a question. I've seen people describing this novel, and more generally the author, as "literary." It's the only thing I've read of her's, but I wouldn't call it literary. What about you?

 

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Tana French! April 8, 2016 - 7:28am

Is there an April book club, Pete?

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Pete from Detroit is reading Red Dragon April 11, 2016 - 2:50pm

Participation has been so low, I've decided to hold off for a bit and see if interest picks back up.

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Tana French! April 11, 2016 - 11:17pm

That's a shame, when they pull the right crowd there is always a fantastic discussion.

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Pete from Detroit is reading Red Dragon April 12, 2016 - 11:07am

I'll take any and all suggestions - book wise and organizational wise.