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Suzi
05-05-18, 10:17 PM
This is the first book chosen.

This book could be triggering...


Jack is five. He lives with his Ma. They live in a single, locked room. They don't have the key.

Jack and Ma are prisoners.

Room by Emma Donoghue is an extraordinarily powerful story of a mother and child kept in isolation, and the desire for, and price of, freedom.

Suzi
05-05-18, 10:18 PM
Intro thread started - this is my thoughts hence double posting!

Have a copy on it's way to me which should be here by mid/end next week. Am looking forward to starting it. Looks gripping!

Anyone else joining in with this one?

Paula
06-05-18, 09:28 AM
I am, and have started to reread it to remind myself of the nitty gritty. Shall I collate some Ďbook club questions to discussí?

Suzi
06-05-18, 09:46 AM
OO yes please ;)

magie06
06-05-18, 10:11 AM
I've asked Gerry to have a look online for me. I'd love to read this one.

Jaquaia
06-05-18, 10:31 AM
I got my copy from amazon magie

OldMike
06-05-18, 10:32 AM
Collating now we're getting technical ;)

I've a copy of Rooms on order from a big online retailer (guess who) it should arrive on Tuesday £6.47 inc P&P not sure if it's my sort of book not being a bookworm but I'll give it a try.

Suzi
06-05-18, 05:41 PM
I love that so many are going to join in whether it's your type of book or not! Hooray!

OldMike
09-05-18, 10:12 AM
I'm up to page 17 and I like the style of writing, mum and Jack don't appear to leave the room (if so why?) yet they must get food from somewhere and they have TV, I suppose it'll become clear later. I'm trying not to give away the plot here, do I even know the plot!

Jaquaia
09-05-18, 10:18 AM
Keep reading Mike. It will soon become clear

Paula
09-05-18, 09:38 PM
Exactly, it will all become clear, very soon :)

Flo
10-05-18, 06:15 AM
Judging by the Intro and the bits read, it smacks a little of the film 'The Others'-Nicole Kidman was it? what a twist in the tale that was! but I'm intrigued....might even get it myself! That is if Amazon haven't run out!

magie06
10-05-18, 07:56 AM
My copy is due to arrive at the weekend. Looking forward to having a good read with my feet up.

OldMike
10-05-18, 09:50 AM
Judging by the Intro and the bits read, it smacks a little of the film 'The Others'-Nicole Kidman was it? what a twist in the tale that was! but I'm intrigued....might even get it myself! That is if Amazon haven't run out!

Don't worry Flo I'll sell you my copy when I've read it (rofl)

OldMike
10-05-18, 04:53 PM
I'm up to page 37 and starting to get an inkling of what might be happening.

S deleted
10-05-18, 05:29 PM
No spoilers!!!!!!!!!

Suzi
10-05-18, 08:53 PM
My old neighbour posted me a spare copy she had and it arrived this morning... I'm gripped already!

Suzi
13-05-18, 04:51 PM
How's everyone going with this?
I'm at p113 and think that Jack's Mum is so creative, imaginative and trying so hard to give him the best of everything. She's a real heroine I think...

Paula
13-05-18, 07:09 PM
I loved reading it for a second time - I think itís one of those stories you can read over and over again. Ma was incredible, Iím not sure I could have kept Jack as happy as she did.

At what point shall I post discussion questions?

Suzi
13-05-18, 08:30 PM
How's everyone else doing with it?

Jaquaia
13-05-18, 09:28 PM
Not restarted it yet, not had chance with my essay and being away.

magie06
13-05-18, 10:16 PM
I hope to start it tomorrow.

Suzi
14-05-18, 09:44 AM
Yay!!!

magie06
14-05-18, 07:27 PM
Oh my goodness, I'm really hooked. I'm on page 236 and only started about 12 today.

Paula
14-05-18, 07:29 PM
Iím not surprised!

Suzi
14-05-18, 08:46 PM
It's addictive..

OldMike
14-05-18, 09:34 PM
Oh my goodness, I'm really hooked. I'm on page 236 and only started about 12 today.

Page 236 wow I started 5 days ago and am only on page 47 mind you I didn't do any reading on Saturday and Sunday ;)

magie06
15-05-18, 03:05 PM
That was a great book. So well written from beginning to end.

Jaquaia
15-05-18, 04:18 PM
I'm finishing Dirk Gently then digging it out.

Suzi
20-05-18, 09:51 AM
OK I've finished it! No spoilers from me, but wow....

OldMike
20-05-18, 09:54 AM
Still on page 47 haven't picked it up in a week as I lead such a dynamic life ;)

Suzi
20-05-18, 10:16 AM
I just don't have the social life you have! :)

Jaquaia
20-05-18, 10:19 AM
I've misplaced my copy...

Suzi
20-05-18, 10:30 AM
Oh no! I've promised to lend my MIL my copy, or I'd send it up to you!

Jaquaia
20-05-18, 10:32 AM
It can only be in my room!!! But it's gone walkies, along with 2 bags, a necklace my brother bought me for my 21st and a brooch! I can remember it quite well though :)

Wonder if I have a ghost with good taste....

Paula
20-05-18, 10:35 AM
Come on you lot! I want to talk about it!

OldMike
27-05-18, 10:03 AM
I've read another 10 pages, boy am I a slow reader at this rate I'll be lucky to finish by Christmas.

Suzi
27-05-18, 10:13 AM
We could do another thread with chat about it?

OldMike
27-05-18, 10:43 AM
We could do another thread with chat about it?

That's an idea then those who've finished the book can then chat about it it should have a spoilers note added so those who haven't completed the book can avoid it until they've read it.

I'm on page 57 and it was over a week since I last read it so took me a while to get back in to it, hence only 10 pages yesterday.

Jaquaia
27-05-18, 11:07 AM
I still can't find my copy so reading 'Me After You'

Paula
27-05-18, 11:52 AM
We could do another thread with chat about it?

Good idea. Iíve got some discussion questions ready for starters so will start that thread shortly, if all agree

Jaquaia
27-05-18, 12:07 PM
Yep!!!

Jaquaia
20-08-18, 12:18 PM
I'VE FINALLY FOUND MY COPY!!!!!! (party)

Paula
20-08-18, 12:49 PM
Yay!!

Suzi
20-08-18, 04:11 PM
Hooray!