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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
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Sep 28, 14

it was ok
bookshelves: contemporary, communication, dark-and-twisty, family, fiction, movie-makes, nytimes-bestsellers, sociology
Read in September, 2014

I liked the premise of this book and wanted to like it; but in the end I'd call this book grossly over-rated. I didn't get it at all or why people are so high on it. Oskar, the (9) year old narrator of the story is precocious to say the least. Several of the characters suffer traumatic losses in the story that essentially destroy them beyond the ability to function. Books that deal with deep loss and pain typically resonate with me, but this felt so unbelievable. The story of Oskar's pursuits was utterly unbelievable and absurd. There was so very little of this that felt sincere or relatable on any level and the random pictures and odd presentation of the story throughout was just irritating.
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