Thursday, May 17, 2012

Book Review: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly CloseExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Oskar Schell is on a search. Though he's not really sure what exactly he's searching for he's hoping it will bring him closer to his father, closer to answers, closer to peace.
While this was a moving story I didn't particularly care for how it was written. I read it on my kindle so I'm not sure if this version was any different than a hardback, but during conversations I found it hard to follow for lack of punctuation or separate paragraphs.
The story also jumped back and forth quite a bit, not only from past and present, but from letters to and from different characters, some current, some from long ago.
Again, I found the story very interesting, but probably would have enjoyed it more had it been written differently. I think I'll give the movie a shot and hope it comes across a little easier that way.

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