You might think from the plot that this story would be gruesome or depressing, but it is just the opposite. I found it to be one of the most inspiring literary experiences of my life.
I have never read or listened to anything by this author but I really loved it. I liked the way the story was told, it was more like listening to a play. Very good story line and moral if you listen closely enough!!
I really loved this book. It was touching, thrilling, thought-provoking and many other things that don't begin with "t". Highly recommended! I didn't want to let go as it ended.
I'm glad I did this as an audio book; the narration is superb and I believe adds to the experience that is "Room". The story is disgusting, thrilling, heart-wrenching and beautiful all at the same time. You can see the story unfold through everyone's eyes and feel the emotions from every point of view. Truly an amazing book, unlike anything else I've ever read.
Some books come along that leave you thinking long after the last word, The Room is one of them. This book like, The Lovely Bones, is haunting and intriguing. I thought the narration by the 5 year old boy would grow old but you are sucked into this world of "Ma" and Jack. The nurturing role of motherhood is expressed so well in this story, especially as you learn what "Ma" has coped with. You will learn the difference of what is safe and secure for an adult and a child. Emma D. did an excellent job describing the psychological issues involved in the story. You will be fascinated, horrified, endeared, appreciative and much more as you listen to young Jack share his world. To the last page you will remember his voice and the message of the power of survival. Beautiful, remarkable and unforgetable...top 10 audios for me. Excellent narration.
I skipped over this book the first few times I ran across it because I didn't think a story from the perspective of a five year old would keep my attention; I was wrong. I loved this story and I loved Jack. I loved the narration. I miss the characters.
I was not sure what to expect when reviewing the comments for this book. I took a chance and was quite surprised with how much I enjoyed this novel. I liked that it was told from the perspective of the child. So often we are given the adult perspective on adult situations and it was refreshing and believable to hear the action explained from that different point of view.I am looking forward to exploring other offerings from this author.
I have never written a review of any book before but this one I just had to. This is a powerful read....not always a pleasant one but you will always remember it. A great listen too, maybe even better than reading.