Dana’s Book Club Pick: ROOM

We had a great meeting to discuss THE HUNGER GAMES earlier this week, with a bigger group than ever!   A few in the group weren’t loving how dark the book was – what with the kids killing each other and all – but overall the reaction was very positive and many members have already gone on to finish the trilogy.

Staying with our kinda darkish mood – I’m pleased to announce our July pick: ROOM by Emma Donoghue.

Here’s a brief synopsis:
To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. . . . It’s where he was born, it’s where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.

Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it’s the prison where she has been held for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack’s curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer.

Room is a tale at once shocking, riveting, exhilarating–a story of unconquerable love in harrowing circumstances, and of the diamond-hard bond between a mother and her child.

Have your book club read along with us – or start a Midtown Review book club of your own!

If you live in the Atlanta area you can join us to discuss the book.  Go to http://www.meetup.com/MidtownReview/ for all the details and to register!

– Dana Barrett, Managing Editor

By | 2011-06-30T17:01:47+00:00 June 30th, 2011|Books, Dana's Book Club|2 Comments


  1. BookClubCheerleader July 1, 2011 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    Dana: I almost didn’t read this book since the premise sounded so depressing, but it got such great buzz last year at BEA, I gave it a try. Not only did it turn out to have an optimistic outlook with it’s innocent and wonderful 5-year old narrator, it generated one of the best discussions my library book club has ever had. Enjoy—wish I could join you in Atlanta, but Alabama is the closest I’m going to get to you this summer…:)

    Cheers! BCC

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