*It’s true, I really can read!
THE BOOK: Room by Emma Donoghue
My feeble thoughts: Side note – Hubs swung by the library to grab us some free reads for our trip to California. He picked out this book for me so I could stay home and focus on what really mattered: packing each of my outfits with the proper shoes and accessories.
This book’s premise is straight out of the news headlines. It’s a story of a woman kidnapped and held captive in a tiny room for many years, completely closed off from the outside world. Through the course of abuse, she gives birth to a son named Jack and their story is told through his narrative. I must admit, I found his narrative a shade gimmicky and difficult to parse at first. But, soon, I really started to enjoy curious Jack and the little world “Ma” has tried to create for him, despite the desperate circumstances. I would say I found the first half of the book much more exciting than the latter, but it was a good book nonetheless.
Would I recommend it to a stranger on the bus (trying to make his way home)? I think so.
What I am reading now: Hubs also picked up Say Her Name (and now I have a Destiny’s Child song stuck in my head) by Francisco Goldman, which I just started this week. I’ll keep you posted. What are you all reading this summer?