Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer is a rather weird book. Not in a confusing and disorientating way. Simply in a weird-good-but-still-weird way, and still the reader, in this case myself, might be left off with nothing but tears and a whole new look upon life and its difficulties. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is really touching.
What touched me the most was how a little kid, the nine-year-old Oskar Schell could touch my heart as much as he did. He's nine but the author gives him an incredible ability to really speak. It's a book which touched the deepest of my heart in all kind of weird ways that makes you feel rather... exhausted. I know does not make any sense at all. How can I book you enjoyed make you exhausted or make you feel almost empty, but nothing left but the tears that you cry? I guess Jonathan Safran Foer is simply gifted. He knows how to write.
When I said the book was weird, it's not only because of the great mix of feelings it left me, but a while after I'd turned the last page, I asked myself "is this a book you would ever consider rereading?" and I didn't know the answer, still I think when a book like this is so filled with symbols and metaphors, you need to read more than once to fully appreciate and get the most out of. So yes I will reread it again sometime.