Recently I’ve read the book Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. I’ve bought it when I was in Italy because I run out of books. I’ve bought it for €5 euro, so that’s cheap. I looked it up online and the normal price for this book in the Netherlands is around €12 euro.
The book is about Oskar Schell, a nine year old boy. Oskar has lost his father at the 9/11 tragedy. When he is looking in his fathers closet, he finds a vase with an envelope in it. In this envelope he finds a key, and the word BLACK written on the inside of the envelope. Oskar decides to find out wich lock in New York belongs to the key. He hopes to find something about his father.
I liked the book. It is different compared to a lot of populair books. Also it is beautiful to see how Oskar grows and how he processes the loss of his father.
One thing about the book that I’ve found a bit difficult, is that it actually are two storylines in one book. Sometimes that’s a bit confusing. But it does not make the book worse, I think the other storyline makes it interesting.
I don’t want to spoil anything about the book, so I’m sorry if it is a little bit short. But I have to say, even if it was an impulse purchase, I totally do not regret it.
Thankyou so much for reading. Have a nice day!