The Room: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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A viscerally affecting portrait of an incarcerated man who loses himself to dark fantasies of revenge

In The Room, Hubert Selby Jr. imaginatively and convincingly explores the inconceivable depths of madness.
 
A small-time criminal sits alone in his cell, his mind radiating with sadistic thoughts of retribution against his captors and those who have failed him during...
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The Room: A Novel

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Overview



A viscerally affecting portrait of an incarcerated man who loses himself to dark fantasies of revenge

In The Room, Hubert Selby Jr. imaginatively and convincingly explores the inconceivable depths of madness.
 
A small-time criminal sits alone in his cell, his mind radiating with sadistic thoughts of retribution against his captors and those who have failed him during his life. What follows is a deeply disturbing exploration into one of the darkest minds in American fiction—made all the more terrifying by the narrator’s flashes of humanity.
 
The Room is Selby’s second novel—a tale so frightening the author himself couldn’t read it for decades after writing it.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Hubert Selby Jr. including rare photos from the author’s estate.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453235409
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 12/13/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 303,014
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author



Hubert Selby Jr. (1928–2004) was a celebrated author of nine novels, including the classic bestseller Last Exit to Brooklyn. His other novels include Requiem for a Dream, The Room, and The Demon. Selby’s fiction, which was championed by writers such as William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, was noted for its gritty portrayal of addiction and urban despair, and has influenced generations of authors, artists, and musicians. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Selby died in Los Angeles in 2004.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2004

    Disturbing and heartbreaking

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2000

    Not for the faint hearted

    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.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 23, 2013

    ZERO

    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.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Great

    Haven't read a Hubert Selby Jr book I didn't Iike

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