Gayle’s review of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
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Oct 07, 2008 11:57AM
you could be a professional!!! cannot wait to read it
Sep 22, 2009 08:22PM
I completely agree and the way you described his writing was perfect, haha. Foer should practically be paying you to review him. If I hadn't have already read Extremely Loud, I would be going out right now to buy it.
Jan 23, 2012 03:53PM
gayle, I think I love you! I was going off about arrogance myself!
May 28, 2012 07:08PM
I am crummy at writing reviews, but if I wasn't - my review would look a lot like yours. I loved this book on many levels, and I'm glad I ignored the negative reviews and gave it a go.
Jul 11, 2013 12:36PM
Your review captured my thoughts on the book perfectly! I know his narration is a bit gimmicky and whatnot, but I don't care. It's a style choice that people love or love to hate, and the dramatic irony it creates (knowing who the renter is! and so on) cultivates anticipation. I loved reading this book and wasn't ready for it to end, which is why I gave it five stars but won't argue over its quality or brilliance or what have you. The desire to read on and feel as though your mind is stirring, not stagnating, is what tells me a book is worth my while.
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