The Room

The Room

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 25/08/2011
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Synopsis

'It is quite an experience to be locked up all by yourself in any size room' says the anonymous narrator of Hubert Selby Jr.'s second novel. What follows is a startling series of recollections and fantasies that illuminate the workings of a prisoner's unhinged mind. He yearns for his violent childhood, rages against obscure authorities, and imagines enacting horrible revenge on those who imprisoned him. The prisoner's remand cell becomes the scene of a surreal mental torture.

Disorienting, nightmarish and structurally inventive, The Room is a shocking examination of the suffering humans can inflict on each other.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141195674
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Weight: 179g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm

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The Room
Don't. Go. There.
The only pleasure I got from this book was from putting through my shredder page by page. One star is too many.
Peter