Extremely loud and incredibly close book pages

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

The book's narrator is a nine-year-old boy named Oskar Schell. In the story, Oskar discovers a key in a vase that belonged to his father, a year after he is killed in the September 11 attacks. The discovery inspires Oskar to search all around New York for information about the key and closure following his father's death. Oskar Schell is a nine-year-old boy whose father, Thomas Schell, died in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, The novel begins after the tragedy, with Oskar narrating.
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Book Review: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Johnathan Safran Foer

Pages, pp (hardback & paperback editions). ISBN · ( hardback edition). OCLC · · Dewey Decimal. /.6 LC Class, PSO38 E97 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is a novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. The book's.

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This site uses cookies and other tracking technologies to administer and improve your experience on our site, to help diagnose and troubleshoot potential server malfunctions, and to gather use and demographic information. See our cookie policy. Skip to Content. Get age-based picks. The biggest and hardest lesson of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is that not everything happens for a reason. Oskar's greatest role model is his father.

Just as the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center instantly epitomised the clash between Islamic fundamentalism and capitalist hubris, the writing of Jonathan Safran Foer has divided readers into vehemently opposed factions. One side has given him a rapturous reception: confetti-showers of praise, numerous prizes including the Guardian First Book award for Everything Is Illuminated, published when he was only 25 and, for this new novel, a fervent endorsement from Salman Rushdie "ambitious, pyrotechnic, riddling, and above all In the opposite camp, Foer's fiction triggers violently allergic reactions. Dissenters dismiss him as an adolescent chatterbox, all artifice and no substance, all cuteness and no grit. I would have preferred not to take sides.

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The book was strange, but I like that. I think it's what the reader brings to the book. My impression is that Oskar, the nine year old Shortly after that horrible day, Oskar finds an odd His books have won numerous awards and have been translated into 36 languages.


  1. Alexandre C. says:

    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Paperback – April 4, by .. I savored every page of this book and recommend this book for all to read. Read more.

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