Wednesday, October 06, 2010


Room, Emma Donoghue, Little Brown and Company, 2010, 321 pp

My review of Room is now available for non-subscribers at BookBrowse. I begin thus:
      "When I finished this brilliant novel, besides being as locked into its story and world as Jack and Ma were in Room, I had no idea how I would review it. I was convinced there was nothing I could say about it without the entire review being one big spoiler. For me, what made Room so great was that I never knew from page to page what would happen next..." Continue reading here.

 Room is a finalist for the Booker Prize which will be awarded on October 12. I predict a win for Room. 

(Room is available in hardcover at Once Upon A Time Bookstore.)


  1. Anonymous11:44 AM

    Is there anyone who knows what country provided the setting for Room?

  2. I read somewhere in an interview with Emma Donoghue (sorry I can't remember where) that she purposely did not name a country or city, but she thought of it as loosely located in the United States. Ms Donoghue is originally Irish, lived for many years in London and now lives in Canada.

    Where did you feel it was set?