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Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
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Jul 27, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: magical-realism, shivers, war, american, fiction
Read in May, 2003

I read this book one summer right after my first year as an English undergrad, and I remember clearly the shock of reading something I had picked out on my own, for fun, just for the hell of it! I'm sure that feeling of freedom influenced my feelings for this book, but at the time it just felt like the absolute best thing EVER. I had heard Jonathan Safran Foer read at a local book shop earlier that year, and I was definitely charmed by his whimsical descriptions of stars and love and sadness etc etc. Very fond memories of this one.

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