Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

I read the book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer one year when I was in college. I stayed in Charlottesville for the summer, doing an archeology internship and working part-time. That summer I was on a kick where I only checked out library books instead of buying books, which is a good thing, but immediately after finishing it I wished I had bought this because I enjoyed it so much. I still use the phrase “I suffer from heavy boots” when I’m in my dark place and feeling sad. It is a brilliant story of hardship, coping, and growing up.

This reverse buyer’s remorse (does that make sense?) happened with a few other books that summer. I retroactively bought How We Are Hungry by Dave Eggars because I wanted to reread it recently. Do you prefer to borrow or own books? I love seeing my library grow and revisiting or lending books I like, but I also love going to the library and saving monies.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close has been made into a movie and I can’t wait to see it. It looks so well done.



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