Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

I rarely blog about books because I usually don't read other people's posts about books.
But this book I MUST write about because it was excellent. I will NOT be donating this book to the library.
It is about a nine-year-old whose father died in 9/11. It is about grief, joy, family, love, heartbreak...
I found it disturbing and delightful and extremely clever. I sobbed the last three chapters and then had to go in Doug's room and snuggle with my sleeping angel.
Read this book (unless you are easily offended by a little sex and a few bad words--which I am not). It will change your life.


Jessie said...

I love this author! He wrote "Everything is Illuminated" which is one of my favorites! I will definitely pick this one up...I hadn't heard of it. Thanks for the recommendation.

Kristy said...

I totally agree--I loved this book.