I first became acquainted with this book when I saw the movie adaptation and I knew from the very beginning that I had to own this book. I literally cried the whole time I was reading it and when I finally reached the end, I needed to read it all over again. It’s been over a month that I’ve read it, but the lines stay fresh in my mind. I remember every bit of this book. That’s why I included it on my Re-Read Challenge.
You should read it, because I’m sure that you haven’t read anything quite like this. It’s life-changing and so heartbreaking. I adore it. When I love a book as much as I love this one, it’s hard for me to describe what I loved most, but I can truly say this: It’s the best book that I’ve ever read (equal to P&P)!!
It’s a book about loss, hope, love and trauma. Ohh and redemption. It emphasises on the human nature and analyses different aspects of a character. A little boy, who tries to understand life as he searches for a key, that could help him stay close to his father is the basic idea of this novel, but the meaning of the book doesn’t end there. It’s much more complicated and fascinating at the same time.
Foer has a great ability to make each one of his characters stand out and in the end, you love every one of them for who they are, even for their faults, which they’re many.
First of all, the story is captivating and plot is amazing and well-structured. It’s leaves you breathless until the last minute, and not because of the mystery about the key, but because of the twists in the storyline.
The writing is great and keeps you alive until the very end. It’s a little different from what everyone is used to, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not good. In fact, I found it refreshing. This book is so well written. I really loved the fact that Oscar is not the only narrator in this story, a fact that made me love this story even more.
An incredible sense of humour in Foer ‘s writing, especially enjoyable through the thoughts and the youthful conclusion of a nine year old boy, which made me love this character so much. Oscar is my favourite character of all time and I really loved the way how he tried to redeem himself and get close to his father as possible as he could.
Please, if you haven’t read it yet, don’t hesitate even for a moment. Do get it now and start reading it. Are you still here?
What do you think? Do you like it?