Room by Emma Donoghue

Room by Emma Donoghue is one of those novels that everyone was talking about in 2010 and I’ve yet to come across anyone who didn’t say they found it a page-turner. Don’t be put off by the grizly subject – a mother and child confined to a single room after the mother was abducted and her child born in captivity. It is a grim back drop but the relationship between mother and son is inspiring and uplifting. The child’s voice is sustained beautifully throughout the novel. This is a fast read but the story and characters remain with you. Recommended.