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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.


    God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    Courage to change the things I can,
    And wisdom to know the difference.

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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?
    God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    Courage to change the things I can,
    And wisdom to know the difference.

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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?
    Come on everybody, join in the QUIZ, I need the competition!

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    OO yes please
    God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    Courage to change the things I can,
    And wisdom to know the difference.

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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
    Tn prdu, jhami s rcbro

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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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    And wisdom to know the difference.

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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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