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“room” movie review and book giveaway

Room movie posterAs I’ve mentioned before, Room by Emma Donoghue is one of my favorite books ever.

When I heard it was being made into a movie, I was wary because it was so meaningful to me, and it’s a very hard subject to think about, let alone actually watch.

In fact, during a Q&A following a screening at Loews Lincoln Square theater, Donoghue admitted she felt the same way. [Read more…]

talking about “room” with author emma donoghue

Emma Donoghue

I got to see Room the other night in New York, and say hi to author Emma Donoghue, who was doing a Q&A after the screening. The movie was excellent, thanks to powerful performances by Brie Larson and 9-year-old Jacob Tremblay, and a screenplay written by Donoghue herself.

I will be reviewing the movie next week when it opens in San Diego — and if you live here or have friends in the area, make sure you all subscribe to my newsletter because I’m sending out an invitation to see the movie ahead of time — but, meanwhile, I thought I’d re-post my interview with Donoghue from 2011 to get you in the mood.

If you haven’t read the book yet, GO READ IT NOW! [Read more…]