Sunday, January 30, 2011

Daily Book Talk

Room by Emma Donaghue

Wow! Loved it all. I kept thinking that Old Nick was going to return at some point. Glad he didn't. Her voice through the child is inspirational. Jack's inquisitiveness with the world at large allows him to accept his world and even enjoy it. He doesn't know that what is going on his bad because his mother does such a wonderful job of creating a safe environment. The book kept me thinking about a quote from a Natalie Merchant song, "Baby brother, there is a world outside of this room, and when you meet it, don't meet it with a gun." I know that looking at Jack's situation without any hatred is hard, but children can do it. They do it. Makes me wonder which of our feelings are completely innate. Trust? Love? How can those feelings grow in 'the room'. Great stuff.

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