Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Review: Rooms By:Lauren Oliver

RoomsRooms by Lauren Oliver
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Richard Walker has passed away requiring his family to come together under one roof at his home in Coral River. His Ex wife, Caroline, Daughter, Minnie, Granddaughter, Amy, and Son, Trenton are joined by those that already have had claim to the house long before the Walkers ever walked in. They have their own stories, their own secrets; Sandra, speaks all the time was there in the 70s, before her there always seemed to be Alice.
Living, like the dead, have their own corners they hide in the dark, shadows they keep from each other and at times from themselves. This is so beautifully exposed and demonstrated through the author's writing "it's the same way treed grow around the very vines that are killing them, so they're strangled and sustained all at once." Amazing insight, with different characters as a focus as different rooms are 'explored' or 'exposed'.
There is such a depth in this writing that one could and should re read this. It is haunting and gothic in feel and very enjoyable.

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