woensdag 13 april 2011

50 Books Challenge - # 19: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Title: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Story: Meet Oskar Schell, an inventor, Francophile, tambourine player, Shakespearean actor, jeweler, and pacifist. He is nine years old. And he is on an urgent, secret search through the five boroughs of New York. His mission is to find the lock that fits a mysterious key belonging to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11.
Start: april 10th 2011
End: april 13th 2011
Comment: Oskar misses his father and wants to know everything about his life. He wants to understand him. His mom doesn't really care much for that, she doesn't help him. He's a 9 year old boy trying to understand the world and his father. Why he died and how it happened. Oskar is a very brave and intelligent boy. It's almost like you're not reading a story about a kid, but an adult, but when his imagination starts working again you realize that he's a child. I think Foer did a brilliant job writing this book from Oskar's point of view. He writes it down exactly the way a kid would say it. Thinking out loud. I really want to read "Everything is Illuminated", because he got me enthusiastic. Foer is a good writer, I really liked this book. It was extremely well written and incredibly touching !
Rating: 4,5/ 5

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