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Jonathan Safran Foer follows his best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated, with an unexpectedly hilarious and affecting story about New York City in the period following September 11

 

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close recasts recent history through the eyes of Oskar Schell, an unusually intelligent nine-year-old on an urgent quest to find the lock that matches a mysterious key belonging to his father, who died in the World Trade Center. This unlikely adventure takes Oskar through every city borough and into contact with survivors of all sorts, and it's his irrepressible voice—one that few writers could conceive as imaginatively as Foer does—that transforms the tragedy of circumstance into an exhilarating tribute to love.

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A Novel
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4.1 / 5
Wow!
July 7th, 2015
Life has never been so simple, yet so complicated. Up and down, front to back, I Love this book!!!!!
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Awesome
December 6th, 2014
Nice to know I'm not the only one who thinks the way Oskar does. This is truly an amazing read. Recommend.
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Unique and memorable
November 11th, 2014
New York City, in the aftermath of 9-11 … a young boy and his family mourn the loss of his father, who died during the events that day. A beautiful, sad novel that slowly weaves together the story of a family through loss, war, love and secrets. Extremely emotional and powerful at times. Cleverly orchestrated and designed.
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1 review
Somewhat confusing but tragic
October 15th, 2014
Taking a 911 survivor child who is already a little off normal and building a quest for him gets a little tiring when it goes on and on to a rather pointless shuffling conclusion
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close:
August 25th, 2014
A must read over and over and over again..... Just to remind us how lucky we are......... God Bless the people and their families of that horrible Day..... Week.....Month...... Year . May we always remember, how quick life can change...... With a blink of a eye.....
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Extremely loud
November 27th, 2013
Not my favourite. Hard to follow sometimes, but not a bad read
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Extremely loud
November 27th, 2013
Not my favourite. Hard to follow sometimes, but not a bad read
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