Were all literate people so why isn't there one yet? (unless there is, and I've missed it) Discuss and talk about any books you want here including light novels, but no manga. Anyway, today I read "Room" by Emma Donoghue, its probably one of the best books I've read to day, yes, even better than "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". The Room is a harrowing tale through the eyes of a 5 year old "Jack" as he grows up in a 12 by 12 foot room with his mother. Jack is led to believe by his mother "Ma" that they way they live is how all humans live, but things are not as they seem and with in a second there whole world changes. What surprised me about the book was I started expecting the extraordinary to happen but really it was rather ordinary, in fact almost plausible as something that would happen everyday, almost. Saying anymore would spoil the book but there is a reason it is short listed for the 2010 man booker prize.