Friday, July 8, 2011

I'm Glad I Read It, But I'm Glad I Finished It

Yesterday I finished the book, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer.  It is the story of nine year old, Oskar Schell whose father died in the World Trade Center on 9/11.  He is haunted by the messages his Dad left on that morning.  He longs to know the details of his Dad's death, and when he finds a strange key in the top of his Dad's closet, he goes on a search to find out what it unlocks.


Jonathan Safron Foer

This one was hard for me to read, but that doesn't mean that I thought it was bad.  Oskar is just nine years old, and the sadness that runs through this book made it hard to enjoy.  I just felt so sorry for him.  I have to say that this is one of the strangest books I've read in a long time.  This book is totally different from what I normally read, so it took me a while to get used to the writing.  The dialogue all ran together instead of being separated by paragraphs.  I understand that it lends to the tone of the book.  It just took me a little time to get used to it.  I'm glad I read it, but I'm glad I'm finished.  I can move on to the next book.  I'm going to read Cold Mountain next, and I'm really looking forward to it.

1 comment:

  1. I doubt i'll be reading this one. I don't like sad books too much.