Did you know that Room is about a five year old child Jack and his Ma, who live in a eleven by eleven locked room? And that Jack thinks that this Room is the world until Ma reveals to him about the one outside?
Well, I didn't until a few minutes ago, and I have no intention of knowing more until I read the book though I bet my life that I will be crying over some parts. Funny I never thought of myself as maternal until my son came along and now when I see a baby held precariously on the pillion of a motorcycle my heart takes a dive and I just want to fly out and make sure the baby is okay. Earlier I'd have made a dry remark about how careless these pillion riding moms were. So Emma Donoghue on my to read list. And no, I did not read any reviews of the Room. Those will have to wait until I finish the book.
Emma Donoghue's website has plenty on her and her works: start with the FAQ if you like.
Room at the Man Booker website.