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Publisher Description

Shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange prizes

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

"This is a truly remarkable novel." New York Times Book Review

It's Jack's birthday, and he's excited about turning five. Jack lives with his Ma in Room, which has a locked door and a skylight, and measures 11 feet by 11 feet. He loves watching TV, and the cartoon characters he calls friends, but he knows that nothing he sees on screen is truly real - only him, Ma and the things in Room.

Until the day Ma admits that there's a world outside . . .

Told in Jack's voice, Room is the story of a mother and son whose love lets them survive the impossible. Unsentimental and sometimes funny, devastating yet uplifting, Room is a novel like no other.

PRAISE FOR ROOM

"I've never read a more heart-burstingly, gut wrenchingly compassionate novel . . . As for sweet, bright, funny Jack, I wanted to scoop him up out of the novel and never let him go" Daily Mail

"Room is a book to read in one sitting. When it's over you look up: the world looks the same but you are somehow different and that feeling lingers for days" Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveller's Wife

"Room is one of the most profoundly affecting books I've read in a long time . . ." John Boyne

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2010
23 July
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
432
Pages
PUBLISHER
Pan Macmillan UK
SELLER
Macmillan Publishers Australia and Pan Macmillan Australia
SIZE
1.3
MB

Customer Reviews

L. Key ,

Room - read this book!

I don't mind admitting that I struggled initially with the concept of this book and was unsure, after reading the preview, whether to continue - as a mother I found the subject matter quite disturbing. However, I'm really glad I bought the book and read it - it's so beautifully written and the little boys narration is brilliant. Enjoy!

Mumofaminecrafter ,

Room

Wow, what a book! I can't wait to read something else by this author, what a talent.

Jenny0701 ,

Brilliant

I absolutely loved this book. The language used to describe the room, the outside from a child's perspective was just brilliant! I can't wait to see the movie and if they're able to translate jack's thought processes onto the big screen.

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