book review: extremely loud and incredibly close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is Jonathan Safran Foer’s September 11th novel. It’s about an odd boy whose father died in the World Trade Center. He finds a key in a vase with the word Black on it and decides to go talk to all the people with the surname black in New York. It takes 18 months. There’s also the story of his grandfather and grandmother layered in. It’s pretty good, but not something I’d rabidly recommend to someone who wasn’t specifically looking for a 9/11 story.

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