Jacob’s Room

Curator Reviews

Tracey Thorn

This was the first book I read and properly analyzed at university. It struck me as the first book I’d read that got inside people’s heads. A character, Jacob, is presented to us via the impressions of others, showing just how subjective is our version of reality. I was astonished by it, and reading it was a lightbulb moment for me; it was a revelation that other people were thinking and feeling all this stuff all the time. I’d thought it was just me.

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