“My teacher told me about this book and I am exited to read it.”Bethany O wrote this review 2 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great book! Sad and funny at the same time. If you like mystery books you'll definitely love this.”JimmyWYellow wrote this review 7 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I read this book because I was interested in seeing the movie... this is one of the few times where I felt the movie was better. ”missklein wrote this review 9 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The book Extremly Loud and Incrediblu close, is a very interesting book. It is about a boy whose father died in the famous 9/11. Loosing his father at a younge age, Oskar become even more weird. He has a lot of characteristics give him by the athor and it even makes him feel real. Parallel to the story of Oskar there is a sotry of his grandfather, and grandmother. Both of them lost their families during bombings in WW2. Not to give anything important away I will leave the plot shallow. The book is filled with philosofical and deep concepts and thoughts. It is very catching and tragic at some points. I really liked it, however I don't know if the movie is going to be as good as the book.”Anna Zvonkova wrote this review 10 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I started this while on a camping trip, but I decided not to finish it. Very well written and clever and disturbing. A little too disturbing for me at the moment.”Jamey Tippens wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I have not experienced a book as I experienced this one for a long time. It is strange and wonderful and, mostly, sad. I did have to decide to take it on the author's terms -- suspend my disbelief -- but most of the time I wanted to and did not stop to be perturbed by unlikeliness. At this moment I don't know what to say about the grandparents' story -- I don't really know what to make of it, except the sadness and so much missing. Missing might be a large part of what this book is about: aspects of life that are missing, people missing people (in both senses), and people missing life or life missing people. And so much more.”Rosy wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Seeing the movie made me want to read the book. I recommend movie first - was able to enjoy both. Really lived the book!”Christina C wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Extremely touching and funny novel about an 11-year old kid whose father died in the 9/11 attacks. A very good book worth to read also for its unique, highly creative and visual writing style.”Christophe Ramel wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The book was incredibly interesting and extremely controversial. If it's not being read carefully you may be confused by it. The author is great but the book.. not so much. ”Lexus.A wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Oskar Schell is a nine year old inventor, jewelry designer, amateur entomologist, Francophile, vegan, pacifist, percussionist....to name a few of the items on his business card. Oskar is one special boy; mature for his age in many ways, and immature in life in many others (as would be expected for a boy his age). Oskar is inquisitive and constantly curious of how things work. In trying to cope with the recent loss of dad on 9/11, he ends up searching for clues that his dad left behind. These clues lead Oskar on a search around New York, where he meets numerous people that slowly help him put some pieces together and put some sense back into the world.
I love Oskar. He is such an intriguing kid. He is constantly inventing, always has a new idea, is always questioning and wondering. Oskar and his journey are my favorite part of the book. The interactions between Oskar and all these strangers throughout New York was inspiring. It wove a sense of the interconnectedness of people. I especially loved when Oskar and Mr. Black (who is 103) teamed up for the investigation. Mr. Black had some greatly quotable dialogue.
I listened to this on audio book and highly recommend it; it was done very well. I also highly recommend the print version. There are pictures that add to the story and the layout of the pages is also done very well. There was definitely a lot of thought put into not only the writing of the book, but the presentation of the material to make it more impact full for the reader. Very well done; in fact, it has made me change my previous rating of 4 stars to 5.
""I changed the course of human history!" " That's right." "I changed the universe!" "You did." "I'm God!" "You're an atheist." "I don't exist!!""
""So many people enter and leave your life! Hundreds of thousands of people! You have to keep the door open so they can come in! But, it also means you have to let them go!""
""Do you have any coffee?" I asked. "Coffee!" "It stunts my growth, and I'm afraid of death.""
""It's not a horrible world," he told me, putting a Cambodian mask on his face, "but it's filled with a lot of horrible people!""
"You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness."
"It's a shame we have to live. It's a tragedy we only get to live once."
"Years passed in the moments in between."
"It takes a lifetime to learn how to live."”