Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close


I just finished reading this book for book club. It's the best new fiction I've read in a while. The author has a very original style. The story follows a 9 year-old boy on his quest to find information about his deceased father. The boy is brilliant, a little on the strange side, and very endearing. The major theme of the book is dealing with loss, but the author makes loss seem beatifuly tragic.

3 comments:

AlisonM said...

Did you read Everything is Illuminated? That book was good (a little graphic though), but I (for once) actually liked the movie a bit better. I'm curious how this book compares. Thanks for the suggestion!

Sharon said...

i have to finish this book (i'm only on page 2). it's haunting me!

Rachel said...

I haven't read Everything is Illuminated yet. Maybe I'll start with the movie.