Sunday, May 8, 2011

Room by Emma Donoghue

I've been reading a book called Room by Emma Donoghue.  It's an amazingly powerful story about a young woman who is kidnapped from her university, locked in a steel reinforced shed and forced to become a man's sex slave.  She has a child, Jack who is the narrator of the story.  It's a difficult and yet wonderfully told story.  Aside from being a compelling story in it's own right, this is a novel that would be fabulous in terms of studying voice, character and how plot and character are and must be intertwined.  Donahue totally nails both Jack and his mother's voice before they escape, and after.  It's one of those must reads.  Although it's fiction, Donahue has created characters who live and breathe.

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