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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
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Oct 04, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: read-in-2011
Read from December 26 to 31, 2011

4.5 stars, only because I was hoping for something different out of the ending. Excellent excellent read, a book that reads more like a piece of artwork than traditional, plot driven narrative, and I could barely put it down. I found he's able to discuss issues like death, life, 9/11, and youth in what I felt to be an original, non-obvious way. A book that has you laughing and crying at once, and I could not help but wish that if I had a child, he would be a lot like Oskar, the main character. The narrative voice reminded me of the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, another favourite of mine.
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Jonathan Safran Foer
“Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

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12/28/2011 page 108
33.0% "Oh my... am in love with this one."

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