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Thread: Week 1: Room by Emma Donaghue

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    Week 1: Room by Emma Donaghue

    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.


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    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?
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    I am, and have started to reread it to remind myself of the nitty gritty. Shall I collate some book club questions to discuss?
    The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

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    OO yes please
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    I've asked Gerry to have a look online for me. I'd love to read this one.

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    I got my copy from amazon magie
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    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.
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    I love that so many are going to join in whether it's your type of book or not! Hooray!
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    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!
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    Keep reading Mike. It will soon become clear
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