Monday, January 24, 2011


Emma Donoghue has written an intriguing, gut wrenching book. It is told from the viewpoint of Jack, a smart five year old boy whose entire world measures eleven feet by eleven feet. His mother is his main companion, and they are occasionally visited by a man he knows as "Old Nick". "Old Nick" brings them things from the the world outside, but Jack always has to stay in the wardrobe when he visits.

Because this book is told from Jack's viewpoint, Donoghue is able to address the difficult subject of abduction and captivity in a unique way. This book is an intriguing look at the world and the relationships between people.

I recommend this book to adult readers. It is a truly gripping story.

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