Not too long ago, everyone was talking about ROOM, by Canadian author Emma Donoghue. The chilling tale of a boy who believes the one room he lives in is the entire world, debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival as an Irish-Canadian film, and wowed the viewers who voted it as the People’s Choice winner for 2015.
We couldn’t keep this book on the shelves when it first came out, and I expect people will be flocking to theatres to see how the director tells the tale of this five-year-old boy and his mother. More than likely, there will also be a resurgence in the popularity of the book once the movie comes out, which is typical of books in this vein.
While the book was very controversial, the movie is supposedly quite dramatic, and yet very emotional. The win also places a lot of Oscar buzz on its shoulders: last year, “The Imitation Game” was the People’s Choice award winner, and it went on to have several Oscar nominations and one big win.
Have you read ROOM, and will you go to see the movie?