I ran across an online article from The Atlantic profiling "10 Fantastic Novels with Disappointing Endings" http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/02/10-fantastic-novels-with-disappointing-endings/253722/
Room by Emma Donoghue
"This deeply affecting book follows a woman who was kidnapped as a college student and has spent seven years captive in a tiny shed, accompanied for five of them by the son she conceived by her captor. Donoghue’s decision to make the boy her narrator lends a rare lightness to this dark subject matter. The story is riveting until, after the pair’s heart-pounding escape and bumpy homecoming, we understand that life outside the shed is difficult and painful in a different way for both mother and son, and the plot dissolves into a case study better fit for a child-development text than a novel."
I wasn't actually looking for something on Room, but just happened to notice the link while reading this article: http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/03/a-slow-books-manifesto/254884/ on "A Slow-Books Manifesto."
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