Book Review: The Dream Room by Marcel Möring

Author:Marcel Möring
Title: The Dream Room
Publication Info: New York : Morrow, c2002.
ISBN: 0066212405


This short novel is part coming-of-age story, part family history, and part exploration of how we tell stories.  The basic is gist of the story is about a 12-year-old boy whose father is a former aviator whose life is directionless since an airplane crash and his mother is a nurse who loses her job.  David decides to “save” his family by having them all build model airplanes for sale in the toy shop below their home.  David also has a passion for cooking that is encouraged by a friend of the family.  I feel like I missed something towards the end of the book as there is a “big event” but I can’t figure out what happened.  I’m not alone as other reviews mention this as well.  Nevertheless this is a well-written philosophical and dreamy book.

Recommended books: The Book Of Everything by Guus Kuijer
Rating: ***