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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
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May 11, 2013

it was amazing

Amazing. Spectacular. Oskar Schell as a character is wonderful and astonishing. I was drawn to him, and his story, and his excruciating brilliance. Constantly thinking about my own children, their quirks and their inner lives, but it's hard to imagine any inner life more quirky and complex than Oskar's. And despite the (delicious) magical-realism of the story, the relationships of the characters seem terribly real. Their pain is deep, and understandable, and moving.

With a great novel, I feel like I'm drinking it in, swimming in it, and this was definitely one of those. The plot is perfectly paced, the writing is creative and expressive and eccentric and enjoyable. I marvel at Jonathan Safran Foer's talent.

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message 1: by Kim (new)

Kim I passed this book up in the bookstore tonight becasue of the sensationalism of the movie (which I did not see). Perhaps I will pick it up after all.

Your reviews are so lyrical. I enjoy reading them immensely

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