Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
By: Jonathan Safran Foer
"Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close," takes readers back to the rubble of ground zero.
Oskar Schell is a nine year old boy who has been left depressed and traumatized. His father died in the September 11 attacks, leaving behind a mysterious key in an envelope with the word "Black" on it. So with the loyalty and passion that only a kid can muster, he begins to explore New York in search of that lock.
As Oskar explores Manhatten, Foer also reaches throughout history to other horrific attacks that shattered people's lives, including his traumatized grandparents. Though the book is sprinkled with letters and stories from before Oskar's time, the boy's quest is the center of the book. When he finally finds where the key belongs, he will find out a little something about human nature as well...
"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" proves that Jonathan Safran Foer was no one-hit wonder. His enchanting second book tackles a great tragedy with warmth, depth and sensitivity. Outstanding ~E. A Solinas