Thursday, April 7, 2011
Congrats, "Room" !
The winners of the 2011 Indies Choice Book Awards have been announced, and the adult fiction winner is "Room" by Emma Donoghue. I really wanted to read it, but the subject matter (kidnapping, rape) gave me pause. I finally tackled it, and I'm so glad I did. The story is told by five-year old Jack, who now shares the 11-foot square space with Ma. Donoghue manages to make the story sweet, exciting, and even a bit humorous, despite the ghastly situation. All Jack knows of the world is Room and his perception of what lies outside Room reminded me of the narrator of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time" by Mark Haddon.
Here's a link for a list of the rest of the Indies Choice Book Awards.