Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly CloseExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book was interesting. It was a bit slow for me. A bit hard to follow. It all came together in the end (as much as it could). The story is of a boy who’s father dies in the 9/11. And his father’s parents both survived WWII bombings in Germany.

And it seemed weird, but then again, I’ve never lost anyone close in a war, let alone as an innocent casualty, and I can’t even imagine what that would be like or how I would have reacted, especially if I had been 9.

I’m not sure if I recommend this… that would probably be a sign to not read it. I am fairly certain I won’t see the movie.

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2 thoughts on “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  1. Foer is definitely a taste-driven author. All his books are really strange. I love them, especially Everything is Illuminated but they are all REALLY WEIRD, as you say. I think the thing I love most about his books are that they stay with me long after I’ve read them. Even the one I didn’t really love while reading, I still think about it occasionally which is odd for me. There’s something haunting in his books I suppose.

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