Tuesday, January 17, 2012

[Book Review] Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Jonathan Safran Foer
ISBN: 9780547416212
Price: $7.03
368 pages, eBook Edition
Rating: 1/5
Review Date: Jan. 17, 2012

Nine-year-old Oskar Schell has embarked on an urgent, secret mission that will take him through the five boroughs of New York. His goal is to find the lock that matches a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11. This seemingly impossible task will bring Oskar into contact with survivors of all sorts on an exhilarating, affecting, often hilarious, and ultimately healing journey.

This book was selected for our first office book club meeting and sad to say... I give up on trying to finish this book. It doesn't make any sense to me and it is forever confusing me as to who is speaking. I can't get into the story and the story line doesn't flow as smoothly as I had originally thought. Another issue I had with this book is how depressing and disturbing the characters are. If this is a normal first person point of view book, where the chapters are clearly labeled as to who's point of view that chapter is about, I might probably try to finish this book despite its depressing and disturbing characters and their story.

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