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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
ISBN-13: 9780618329700
ISBN-10: 0618329706
Publication Date: 4/4/2005
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 152 ratings
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
This book is about a little boy searching for clues about his father who died at the World Trade Center on 9/11/01. The boy is precocious, the story is heart breaking. There is also background information regarding his grandparents that is pertinent. A difficult read (emotionally), but an important one.
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Helpful Score: 4
A beautiful book, but don't expect a "traditional" narrative. With a young boy as our narrator/hero, we jump from subject to subject and character to character. The death of his father on 9/11 is handled very respectfully (not to mention it made me tear up on a few occasions- and not by being sappy or manipulative) it's a lovely character journey that has an engaging plot wrapped around it. Some of it reminded me of one of my favorite novels, written by Foer's wife funnily enough- The History of Love, which I HIGHLY recommend if you enjoyed this one.
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Helpful Score: 3
A very touching and complex read. A new and enlightening perspective of those affected by the tragedy on 9-11.
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Helpful Score: 2
Hands down, one of the best books of all time.
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Helpful Score: 1
original and delightful
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Helpful Score: 1
At times I did not understand this book. HOWEVER I found it very compelling to read. I love Oskar's iniative and quirky personality. It is a book that touches your soul and you won't be sorry to have read it. I feel like a better person because of it, not sure why. It is a very touching heartfelt story.
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Helpful Score: 1
I thought this book was much better than _Everything is Illuminated_. I really enjoyed it, despite some of its oddities (like the photographs, the red circles and improper conversation. Still, it was a moving book that was quite pleasurable to read. I'll definitely keep an eye out for his work from now on. I'm surprised over some of the images that he was able to print in his book. I'm also quite surprised that I enjoyed it as much as I did, but I think that's in large part because of my great love for child narrators.
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Had to read this for a book club and the subject matter was a little disturbing. It did turn out to be a great book for discussion though.
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A very unusual and achingly beautiful book. Wonderful unforgettable characters. Very sad and yet somehow cathartic.
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I really love Foer's writing style. He manages to make lovable, quirky characters that just jump off the pages while telling a wholly creative story.
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This book is really amazing. The ending will make you cry.
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SOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOD
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Liked it a lot. Especially because we live close to WTC site.
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I found it repetitive.
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A 9-yr old boy begins a citywide search for the lock that matches a key he has inherited from his father.