Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
by Jonathan Safran Foer, 2005
Mariner Publishers

by Jonathan Safran Foer

Rather than simply writing a synopsis of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, I'll tell why I'm writing a review about it. If you're a thinker, but don't typically enjoy reading much, you won't be able to put this down. This is not a typical novel because of its unconventional uses of graphics and photography. But, it's the value of the story that makes you want to pick it up again. The setting is post-9-11 New York. No, it doesn't deal with conservative patriotism or liberal diagnosis or vice versa. This book is for America, and even the person that just doesn't care (you will). The book deals with love, with death, with healing and describes people and the undoubted quirkiness we all have. It's a very special book - possibly therapeutic. So, to you, the non-bookworm, pick it up! Five Stars.

- Garrett Johnson


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