The Room

The Room

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by Hubert Selby
     
 

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Secluded in his remand cell, a small-time criminal surrenders himself to sadistic fantasies of hatred and revenge. Selby's second novel is a claustrophobic descent into the tormented soul of a man trapped in a loveless society.

”Selby's place is in the front rank of American novelists; to understand his work is to understand the anguish of

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Secluded in his remand cell, a small-time criminal surrenders himself to sadistic fantasies of hatred and revenge. Selby's second novel is a claustrophobic descent into the tormented soul of a man trapped in a loveless society.

”Selby's place is in the front rank of American novelists; to understand his work is to understand the anguish of America.”—New York Times Book Review

Born in Brooklyn New York, Hubert Selby Jr. achieved international recognition for Last Exit to Brooklyn. His other books include The Demon, The Willow Tree, and Song of the Silent Snow—all available Marion Boyars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714508887
Publisher:
Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
Publication date:
07/01/2000
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.84(h) x 1.09(d)

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The Room 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well, this wasn't my first Hubert Selby book so I kind of knew what to expect. But I did not expect the book to be as great as it was. Yes, the book was very graphic but it paints a picture in your head as good as any other book I've read. I feel that Selby is a very under appreciated writer who has a talent that very few writers have. The book is very dark yet the end is heartbreaking and some of the cruel things portrayed are heartbreaking. I feel that this is a great book that deserves to be read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow, this book is something else. Many authors can embark upon a dark and harrowing tale, but it takes a really talented one to keep it up all the way through. Hubert Selby is one in a million.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Haven't read a Hubert Selby Jr book I didn't Iike
LILLYLW More than 1 year ago
Terrible book along with the other 7-9 books I have ordered. I could not read more than 50 pages because of the terrible language and No story line. Same applys to the other 7 books I have orded. For the Writing Tips: 1. I would not recommend this book to anyone. 2. I would never recommend this author to anyone. 3. I would never recommend this book for club discussions.