Review of “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer

Thomas Schell (sr.) tattooed Yes and No on his hands after he lost his words.
Thomas Schell (sr.) tattooed Yes and No on his hands after he lost his words.

If you, like me, saw the movie adaptation of ” Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” you are under the impression that a son who lost his father in 9/11 is the whole story. Reading the book, I realized that’s only half of it — literally.

On its surface, the book is about Oskar Schell and his attempt to cope with losing his father in 9/11. His father had always played games with him and made him investigate everything. So when Oskar finds an envelope with the name “Black” written on it and a key inside, he thinks it’s his father’s last great mystery. Continue reading “Review of “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer”

Quotes from “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer

Wi-fi is out at my apartment so your post comes to you via my local library
Wi-fi is out at my apartment so your post comes to you via a campus library

I actually finished a book, you guys!

Granted, it’s not “1Q84” like I had originally planned — my library loan expired, but I’m back on the waiting list — but I’ve wanted to read “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” for a while now. I hate watching the movie and not knowing how it compares to the book.

Anyways, here are some of my favorite quotes from the book.

I’ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.

You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.

Everything that’s born has to die, which means our lives are like skyscrapers. The smoke rises at different speeds, but they’re all on fire, and we’re all trapped.

My full review will be posted tomorrow

-K