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

My expectations were really high on this one! Many people told me just how much they enjoyed this book and how special it was.

For myself, I had to admit that I did like the title.


In the beginning I had to get used to the style and the use of different types throughout the story. After some time, that was fine, though not as great as I had hoped for. The story is a search in which I believed some steps were a bit too convenient for our main character. I found it interesting to read about the aftermath of 9/11, the effects it had on the people involved.


Overall, I liked reading it, but as happens quite often, when you have such great expectations, reality can't life up to it.


Note: I read a Dutch translation of this book