Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

I've been meaning to read this book for quite a long time now and I just finally got around to it. Boy, am I glad I did. 

Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is about a nine-year-old boy, Oskar Schell, and his search around New York to find the lock that fits a key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Oskar is so, so smart, and emotional, and sensitive, and loveable, and relatable. I wish he was real so that I could sit and talk to him for hours. 

And, oh my, the other characters. The other characters are complicated and tragic. They are oh so human. 

The entire time I was reading the story I was thinking that it was a carefully woven blanket and that the author was an artist. A real, true artist who should be incredibly proud of his masterpiece. 

I laughed. I cried. My mind was blown. 

Go. Read it. And then let me know what you think. 

1 comment:

  1. Hands down, I have never read anything like it.

    What you said about Foer being an artist-- SPOT ON.

    Thanks for finding me. I think I'm going to like hanging out here ;)



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