4.15.2010

Just read...

After reading Nicole Krauss' History of Love I was excitied to read what her husband has come up with. No secret that I didn't love Nicole's book as much as everyone else, but Jonathan's book, "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" did not disappoint! I loved it from the first page to the last! It's engaging, funny, interesting and heartbreaking. Something that amazed me was the creativity with which this book was written. He uses blank pages and lots of beautiful pictures to give a book a different dimension. The last fifteen pages of the text comprise a flip-book collection of images of a man falling upwards toward the top of the World Trade Center.  Heartbreaking :(

A great novel that I'd truly, wholeheartedly recommend for everyone!

" In a vase in a closet, a couple of years after his father died in 9/11, nin-year-old Oscar discovers a key...
The key belonged to his father, he's sure of that. But which of NewYork's 162 million locks does it open?

So begins a quest that takes Oscar - 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 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?"


15 comments:

Jen said...

I just added this book to my summer reading list. Oh how I love great book recommendations like this one... Thanks Dear!!

Erika said...

Wow! The way you've described this book has left me with the urge to read it immediately. I am going to put it on my must-read list right now. Oscar sounds like a phenomenal character! :)

... said...

Thank you so much for the book recommendation! I need a new book to read!

Mary

http://delightfulbitefuls.blogspot.com/

SabinePsynopsis said...

Never heard of the book, but it sounds and looks really interesting. 'Falling upwards toward the top of the World Trade Center'... definitely intriguing!

Caitlin said...

I read this book a few years ago and loved it. So clever how its written :)

Valerie said...

Wow, even your quick synopsis is compelling. I'm always looking for book recommendations, so I'll definitely have to check this one out. xo

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I have yet to read this book. Thank you for the article and introduction. I shall pick it up at the bookshop next week. xx

Claire Kiefer said...

Thanks for this review! I read History of Love and liked it, and now I definitely want to read this one. Sounds pretty quirky and amazing.

Alexandra said...

thank you so much for your comment :)))

love your blog!!

xx

www.majormusthaves.com said...

Cool blog.

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Love the book review, short, sweet, to the point without spoilers this is the way it should be done. I'm loving it! It's on my list too!

imogenci said...

I'm intrigued...
This is definitely being added to my TBR List!
Thanks for the heads up :)

Shirin said...

I LOVED this book! He is such a brilliant writer.

Have your read Everything is Illuminated? I thought it was even better, and more funny.

He's a genius though. I try to get all my friends to read his books so I got really giddy when I saw this post. :)

www.shirinhandmade.com/blog

Cynthia said...

this book sounds really good, i must get my hands on it

Sarah Jane said...

i want to read this, sounds so good! i love having book recommendations. thank u. xo

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