Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Emma Donoghue's Room is as claustrophobic as its title's location, but don't let that keep you from reading it. It is horrifying and heartbreaking, but that shouldn't send you away. In fact, I can't think of any good reason not to make this the next thing on your reading list, except that it doesn't come out in stores until September. When it does, pick it up. It is the story of a room inhabited by a mother and her son. It is a story brilliantly and endearingly narrated by a 5-year-old boy. It is a story full of fear and faith and love and loss. It is a story about the world we live in and what a scary and wonderful place it can be.