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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
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Jan 24, 2012

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bookshelves: 2012, germany, new-york-city, fiction, death-and-grief
Recommended to Bonnie by: Stacy Stosich
Recommended for: those who lost a loved on in 9/11 or any act of terror, like war
Read from January 24 to February 04, 2012 , read count: 1

We tag along with nine-year-old, Oskar Schell, as he traipses through the city of New York hunting for a key that can unlock places closed to him (his mother's emotions and maternal concern; his grandmother's past; memories of his father; perhaps even a bank deposit box).

The key opens relationships, adventures and other delightful and quirky instances. And like New York City itself, many thoughts, words, things, people and places in this book are extreme and incredibe, even loud and close. At times a bit overwhelming at times poignant and sad, but always entertaining and sometimes provocative.

The boy is a boy genius not unlike what I envision the author as an adult to be--still a boy, but a bright, imaginative and odd one.

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