Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safraon Foer

Almost as soon as we got home from seeing the new movie version of Everything is Illuminated at the Shaker Cinema, I started reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. I am convinced Jonathan Safron Foer is the literary offspring of Joyce Carol Oates, who he studied with at Princeton. The book, which is full of photos, and illustrations and colored scribblings, is a masterpiece in story telling. He foreshadows with visual images. It is amazing and worth buying in hard back.

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