Extremely Close and Incredibly Loud

Manu Mayank

extremely_loud_and_incredibly_close_bookExtremely Close and Incredibly Loud

by Jonathan Safran Foer|Ā 368 Pages |Ā Genre: Fiction|Ā Publisher:Ā Penguin Books| Year: 2005 | My Rating: 9.5/10

This brilliant fiction is a story of aĀ  very intelligentĀ  and sensitive, alternately exasperating and hilariousĀ nine-years old boy, Oscar Schell, who goes across five boroughs of New York looking for the right lock, which can be opened by a ā€˜blackā€™ key his father left, who died inĀ 9/11 bombing of theĀ World Trade Centre. This incredible novel explores shattering emotions and human connections through the prism of a disaster.

Oscar being an internet whizkid is an information sponge and a walking encylopedia chatting. His calling card, which he uses while meeting people, reads: ā€œInventor, Jewelry Designer, Jewelry Fabricator, Amateur Entomologist, Francophile, Vegan, Origamist, Pacifist, Percussionist, Amateur Astronomer, Computer Consultant, Amateur Archeologist, Collector of:Ā rare coins, butterflies that died natural deaths, miniature cacti, Beatles memorabilia, semiprecious stones, and other thingsā€ .He even goesā€¦

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