Judy reviews Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely loud and incredibly close by Jonathan Safran Foer

If you think there is nothing more to say about the 9/11 World Trade Centre collapse, think again. Safran Foer has written a heartbreaking and tragic story of 9 year old Oskar, whose father died on that day. Oskar is a strange, sensitive and intelligent boy whose pain is manifested in some queer behaviours and a quest that he goes on through NY city to find a lock to fit a key, left by his father. A wild goose chase perhaps, or a stunning means to an end? When initially published, the author was criticized in America for cashing in on this tragedy. It’s time to judge for yourself, and be entertained and challenged at the same time. About to be released as a movie with Tom Hanks, read the book before you see the film.

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