Monday, October 10, 2011

My Favourite Book: JAC VANEK

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close 
by Jonathan Safran Foer

Anyone who knows me knows that Extremely Loud is my favorite novel of all time.  It is my heart and soul.  My copy of this book is one of the most important personal items I own.  I have underlined and highlighted and scribbled a million notes within my book, making it completely my own.  I could never dream of parting with it.  After reading a book, you give a part of yourself to it, and you take a part of it with you for the rest of your life.  You will be forever changed.  I keep my copy of Extremely Loud on my bedside table, next to Catcher, and flip open to passages every night….just to feel.  Words cannot express the impact this book has had on my emotional being.

But what makes Extremely Loud so incredible is the mind of Oskar Schell.  His imagination, his curiosity, his extremely sensitive heart.  The beautiful words spoken with the naivety of the mind of a child, but with the vocabulary and intelligence of an adult.  These words make my heart so incredibly heavy, that sometimes it’s hard to breathe.  I’m afraid the film might lose this…it might lose what makes the words of the novel so special and so moving.  



Anonymous said...

I just realized this is the author of Eating Animals which I read back in March. I didn't know he had written two books before EA. After reading your beautiful & heartfelt post....I wan't to read this book. :)

Anonymous said...

It's an amazing book and to be honest I sort-of-kind-of just love everything Jonathan Safran Foer has written! If you get around to reading it - let me know what you think! xox

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