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Friday, April 22, 2011

Room by Emma Donoghue

Meh. Not for me. I see this book getting really high ratings and I have to wonder if all of those people are psychology majors reading it for the 'fascinating case study that such a circumstance would provide'. I was ANNOYED by the first person tale told by a 5 year old. The story idea was fascinating and I would certainly believe that Emma Donoghue did extensive research on the effects an entrapment like the one portrayed in Room would have on the victims; however, I am now less intelligent for having spent actual time reading lines like, "In the morning, penis stands up. I push it down. Silly penis." I would have gotten more out of this novel, and had more respect for the writer and the story itself, if it had been told from an adult's point of view.

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