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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
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May 01, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: audio, book-club
Recommended to Melinda by: book club
Recommended for: I would not recommend this in audible format
Read in March, 2009

My book club is reading this for our meeting in two weeks and I just finished it in audible form. Wrong format! With the flip part of falling man and the other bits like blank pages and things written in red, I now see that I should have bought the book, and if I want to fully participate in the discussion I am going to have to go out and purchase the book anyway. I think the story is OK. I did not like Oskar's voice...he's just waaaay too precocious. I understand that his life was ruined by his father going to the WTC on 9/11 (the father doesn't typically go there..but on that day he did) and that Oskar thinks that his father left him a clue...but in the end the book disappoints and nothing is really resolved. And the grandparents stories distract rather than add to the overall plot.

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