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"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" is Jonathan Safran Foer's heartrending New York novel. In a vase in a closet, a couple of years after his ...Show synopsis"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" is Jonathan Safran Foer's heartrending New York novel. In a vase in a closet, a couple of years after his father died in 9/11, nine-year-old Oskar discovers a key...The key belonged to his father, he's sure of that. But which of New York's 162 million locks does it open? So begins a quest that takes Oskar - inventor, letter-writer and amateur detective - across New York's five boroughs and into the jumbled lives of friends, relatives and complete strangers. He gets heavy boots, he gives himself little bruises and he inches ever nearer to the heart of a family mystery that stretches back fifty years. But will it take him any closer to, or even further from, his lost father? Moving, literary and innovative, perfect for fans of Lorrie Moore and Nicole Krauss, Jonathan Safran Foer's "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" was made into a major film starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock, released in 2012. Jonathan Safran Foer was born in 1977. He is the author of "Everything is Illuminated", which won the National Jewish Book Award and the Guardian First Book award, and "Eating Animals", and the editor of "A Convergence of Birds".Hide synopsis
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Hamish Hamilton Ltd) – Paperback (2005)
Jonathan Safran Foer
Paperback, Hamish Hamilton Ltd 2005
ISBN: 0241142148 ISBN-13: 9780241142141
A heart-wrenching but hilarious tale narrated by nine year old Oskar, whose father has died in the Twin Towers attack on 9/11. He has a lot of fervent interests and is currently on a mission to meet everyone in New York with the surname Black, in order to try to solve the puzzle of a mysterious key his father has left behind.A heart-wrenching but hilarious tale narrated by nine year old Oskar, whose father has died in the Twin Towers attack on 9/11. He has a lot of fervent interests and is currently on a mission to meet everyone in New York with the surname Black, in order to try to solve the puzzle of a mysterious key his father has left behind.Hide
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I rate this book a "fair +"; not quite good. Interesting concepts and overall narrative. Heart rending journey of a young boy dealing with 9/11 in some ways all alone, with only his boyish perspective to help him sort things out.
Positives: understanding perspectives, thought processes of the young ...
I did not like this book at all. It was extremely gimmicky & incredibly disjointed. There was nothing I liked about it nor did my book club & I cannot imagine how they can make a movie about it unless they completely rewrite it.
I honestly believe Foer to be one of the English language's next great writers. Everything is Illuminated proved that, and Extremely Loud does its part to affirm his great talent.
The story is about a young boy who's father was killed in the 9/11 attack, and his journey throughout New York City to ...
The book is a story about Oskar Schell, a 9-year old whose father was killed on 9/11. Schell is a precocious, intelligent child and also one who has been crushed by his loss. He refers to his sadness as ?heavy boots,? and he wears them often. The story is also framed by Oskar?s grandparents ? his ...
Jonathan Safran Foer's novel about a young boy named Oscar dealing with a loss in the wake of 9/11 explores much more than this present day event. The novel's twists and turns through Oscar's adventures around NYC and deep histories spanning generations make this book one that you can't put down. It ...
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