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'It is quite an experience to be locked up all by yourself in any size room' says the anonymous narrator of Hubert Selby Jr.'s second novel. What follows is a startling series of recollections and fantasies that illuminate the workings of a prisoner's unhinged mind. He yearns for his violent childhood, rages against obscure authorities, and imagines enacting horrible revenge on those who imprisoned him. The prisoner's remand cell becomes the scene of a surreal mental torture.

Disorienting, nightmarish and structurally inventive, The Room is a shocking examination of the suffering humans can inflict on each other.

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Selby's best book ( The TLS)

A terrifying journey into the darkest corners of the psyche ( Guardian)

Selby deploys street slang, common speech, argot and scatology to create a high poetic art...it seems to derive from the greatest American poetry--Whitman, Pound, Williams, and Olson ( The Nation)

One must be grateful to Selby for his fatal vision and strong, original talent ( Newsweek)

'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)

It's absolutely horrific ... but just about the most powerful novel I've ever read ( The Times)

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