I recently read Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. Ian bought it for me last Christmas, but because it was about 9/11, I decided waited until the September book group to read it. Foer has a fresh unorthodox approach to his writing. His first book, Everything is Illuminated, was widely touted and ended up being optioned as a movie. International Movie Database www.imdb.com rates it as a 7.7 out of 10. And the book I just read has also been optioned as a movie, which that tells me that I’m not the only one who liked it.
The main character is Oskar Schell, an inventor, Francophile, tambourine player, Shakespearean actor, jeweler, and pacifist. He is nine years old, and on a mission to find the lock that fits a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the