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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
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Sep 26, 2008

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This was an interesting read, about 8 year old Oskar Schell, and his journey through grief and loss, following the death of his father at 9/11 World Trade Center attack. I liked it because it is a sojourn story, with Oskar setting out to find out the purpose of a key he finds in an envelope marked, "Black," among his father's belongings. In the precocious way of the very young, he decides to visit every person by the name of "Black" in NYC, and encounters some interesting people with matching experiences. All of their stories are intertwined as they also have dealt with some sort of major loss that impacted them to their core. It is a very candid, sweet story. Not quite what I had expected, but I liked it, nonetheless.

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