book report

Last night I finished, in a big splurge, the book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. It’s about a boy in New York City who lost his dad in the September 11 attacks, and about his family, particularly his grandparents who were deeply traumatized by the bombing of Dresden.

Very well written book – very moving indeed on many levels: the effects that 9/11 had on the boy and his mother, the responsibilities of being a parent, the general effects of war on people for years afterwards. Highly recommended.

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