Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Movie Tie-In): A Novel

by Jonathan Safran Foer

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | November 1, 2011 | Trade Paperback

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Movie Tie-In): A Novel is rated 4 out of 5 by 2.

New York Times bestseller

A Best Book of the Year
Los Angeles Times, Washington Post Book World, Chicago Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Rocky Mountain News

"Energetic, inventive, and ambitious . . . an uplifting myth born of the sorrows of 9/11." -Boston Globe

Jonathan Safran Foer emerged as one of the most original writers of his generation with his best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated. Now, with humor, tenderness, and awe, he confronts the traumas of our recent history.

Nine-year-old Oskar Schell has embarked on an urgent, secret mission that will take him through the five boroughs of New York. His goal is to find the lock that matches a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11. This seemingly impossible task will bring Oskar into contact with survivors of all sorts on an exhilarating, affecting, often hilarious, and ultimately healing journey.

"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is a miracle, a daybreak, a man on the moon. It''s so impeccably imagined, so courageously executed, so everlastingly moving and fine." -Baltimore Sun

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 11 × 5.5 × 1 in

Published: November 1, 2011

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0547735022

ISBN - 13: 9780547735023

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Liked the concept This book is about a child who is finds a key after his father died in 9/11 and searches NYC for what the key opens. I expected so much more from this book. The storyline was good however I felt that it lacked a high point in the book. Close to the end of the book there is a point where you can tell is what the author was hoping to be the high point however, is just fell flat for me. I loved the concept of this book I just thought it wasn't executed the best.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from crazy kid "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" was a strange read. For as much as two-thirds of the novel, I didn't feel too optimistic that it would rate anything more than two stars. And, then in the last third, Foer pulls together three strands of story into one great ending. I ended up totally liking this story about a strange kid who sets out on a quixotic quest to get closer to his dad who was one of the several thousand who died on 9/11. Great read.
Date published: 2013-10-29

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Movie Tie-In): A Novel

by Jonathan Safran Foer

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 11 × 5.5 × 1 in

Published: November 1, 2011

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0547735022

ISBN - 13: 9780547735023

From the Publisher

New York Times bestseller

A Best Book of the Year
Los Angeles Times, Washington Post Book World, Chicago Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Rocky Mountain News

"Energetic, inventive, and ambitious . . . an uplifting myth born of the sorrows of 9/11." -Boston Globe

Jonathan Safran Foer emerged as one of the most original writers of his generation with his best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated. Now, with humor, tenderness, and awe, he confronts the traumas of our recent history.

Nine-year-old Oskar Schell has embarked on an urgent, secret mission that will take him through the five boroughs of New York. His goal is to find the lock that matches a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11. This seemingly impossible task will bring Oskar into contact with survivors of all sorts on an exhilarating, affecting, often hilarious, and ultimately healing journey.

"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is a miracle, a daybreak, a man on the moon. It''s so impeccably imagined, so courageously executed, so everlastingly moving and fine." -Baltimore Sun

About the Author

JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER is the author of the novels Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and a work of nonfiction, Eating Animals. His books have won numerous awards and have been translated into 36 languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times bestseller

A Best Book of the Year
Los Angeles Times, Washington Post Book World, Chicago Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Rocky Mountain News

"Energetic, inventive, and ambitious . . . an uplifting myth born of the sorrows of 9/11" -- Boston Globe

"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is a miracle, a daybreak, a man on the moon. It''s so impeccably imagined, so courageously executed, so everlastingly moving and fine." -- Baltimore Sun

"A funny, wise, deeply compassionate novel that will renew readers'' faith that the right book at the right time still has the power to change the world." -- O, The Oprah Magazine

"Foer is definitely a new sort of literary warrior -- virtuosic, visionary, ingenious, hilarious, heartbreaking. He brings an astonishing array of firepower to the page." -- Village Voice

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