I haven’t read Room, but it’s definitely a novel that’s been well received. In addition to making the New York Times bestseller list, Room was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize in 2010 and the Orange Prize for fiction in 2011. It’s also won a slew of literary awards, including the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.
Author Emma Donoghue has written the script for the adaptation; Ed Guiney of Element Pictures is producing.
The novel Room is told through the eyes of five-year-old Jack, who lives in Room, an 11′ x 11′ shed. Jack believes that Room is the entire world – it’s all he’s ever known. He was born there, and his Ma has raised him there all his life. But in reality, Room is a prison, and Ma has been the captive of Old Nick for seven years.
It sounds like quite a grim premise – and sadly, mirroring the real world in some ways, as we know from events that have hit the news this year. From what I’ve heard about the book, it’s quite an intense read. I’m sure the movie adaptation will likely be the same, especially since Donoghue has penned the script herself.
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