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If you like to read, think, or even breathe, you must read Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. After Amy finished it the other night, she told me it the was best book she had read this year (and she reads more than I do.) I think she was being understated.
I’m sitting here looking at the ocean and the mountains in the late evening Alaska dusk. When I think about 9/11, or the recent London Bombings, or any number of other tragedies that humans perpetrate on each other, I am grateful to be alive and relatively sane. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and, most importantly – you’ll feel - as you read this book.
The author, Jonathan Safran Foer, is a literary genius. And – he’s young – so hopefully he’s got plenty more where this came from. Wow. Between Foer, Rawicz, and Frey, I’ve had an awesome summer of reading so far.