Saturday, November 28, 2015

Room: A Novel -- Book Review

My daughter recommended this book to me.  She was wandering through a book store and found it on the sale rack.

I really enjoyed the book and read it in one day.  It reminded me a little of Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks (which I highly recommend) in that the POV is that of an unexpected character. 

I hesitate to write anything specific about the story because I don't want to reveal too much of the plot line.

Amazon reviews stated, "In many ways, Jack is a typical 5-year-old. He likes to read books, watch TV, and play games with his Ma. But Jack is different in a big way--he has lived his entire life in a single room, sharing the tiny space with only his mother and an unnerving nighttime visitor known as Old Nick. For Jack, Room is the only world he knows, but for Ma, it is a prison in which she has tried to craft a normal life for her son."

The perspective is written entirely from Jack's point of view and is very well done. The writing is engaging and the author consistently writes in character.  
If you are looking for a weekend read, I'd recommend it. 

While looking on Amazon, I found this coupon for books:

Take an Extra 30% Off Any Book: Use promo code HOLIDAY30 at checkout to get an extra 30% off any book for a limited time. Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks. Looks like the coupon expires November 30.

Here's a link directly to the book on Amazon:  Room: A novel

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