I can't believe I fell for it.
It was still dark when I woke up this morning.
As soon as my eyes opened I knew where I was.
A low-ceilinged rectangular building made entirely of whitewashed concrete.
There are six little rooms along the main corridor.
There are no windows. No doors. The elevator is the only way in or out.
What's he going to do to me?
What am I going to do?
People are really quite simple, and they have simple needs. Food, water, light, space, privacy. Maybe a small measure of dignity. A bit of freedom. What happens when someone simply takes all that away?
About the Author
Kevin Brooks grew up in Exeter, England. He studied Psychology and Philosophy at Birmingham Aston University and Cultural Studies in London. Brooks inhabited a variety of jobs before becoming a full-time writer including: musician, gasoline station attendant, crematorium handyman, and hot dog vendor. His first published work, Martyn Pig, won the Branford Boase Award and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. He now lives in North Yorkshire, England, with his wife, four dogs, six sheep, eight chickens, and two rabbits.
Date of Birth:March 30, 1959
Place of Birth:Exeter, Devon, England
Education:B.A. in Cultural Studies, Aston University, 1983
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was an amazing read and had me hook from page one. I felt this book lacked a character development in the way i wanted them to but despite that i still found the book interesting and kept wanting more.
Wonderful heart renching tale. Though so sad and really depressing my friend just told me about it and i was disterbed and sad if you do not like saddness and death do not read also what horrible preson would do such a thing
If you choose to read this book, only 190 pages, be prepared to think past what you are reading, and let your mind go. Let it go so you can allow yourself to go beyond the story, into...WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Deeply helpless, horribly claustrophobic, and heart wrenching, human, sadness. Don't read this if you can't go deep.