Friday, April 1, 2011
Room (Emma Donaghue)
This was a fantastic read. Hard to get through at times, certainly, but not as much as I expected honestly. Telling the story from the point of view of the five year old was genius, I think, and am amazed at how well the author seemed to be able to put us right in the story. The book was sparse and felt claustrophobic at times, which I'm sure was intended. Anthropomorphizing the objects in the room was a stroke of genius. Fascinating book, and I blew through it. I guess I will have to check out some other Booker Prize short list members.