Summary#1 - impossible however the story of his travels and the people that he meets is intriguing and capturing Foer uses an attention-grabbing

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JOHN DUNN DEANS BOOK 291 D 9-10-08 EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE SUMMARY Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer takes the reader on an amazing journey of Oskar, a young man in a “soul search” for answers to a number of life’s’ supreme questions. The quest through the various boroughs of New York will stretch the imagination of the reader. Attempting to untangle the past and unearth the uncertainties of his fathers’ passing, it is evident that Oskar is no run of the mill child. He has a unique imagination and is constantly letting his mind run free. The travels of the young man begin as he finds a key in his fathers’ closet and becomes determined to find what it opens feeling that this will provide answers. Oskar plans a very unrealistic goal of talking to everyone in the area with the last name Black based on the fact that “Black” was written on the keys envelope. The quest set forth by the boy seems
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Unformatted text preview: impossible; however, the story of his travels and the people that he meets is intriguing and capturing. Foer uses an attention-grabbing writing style given that as he tells the account of Oskar, with unusual humor and wordplay for otherwise gloomy situations, he runs another chronicle that focuses on Oskar’s grandparents. These chapters, some of which Oskar’s grandfather writes to his son, and others written by his grandmother to Oskar are entitled “Why I’m not where you are” and “My Feelings” respectively, are mesmerizing. The reader is swallowed into the horrors of events such as the bombings of Dresden, where both grandparents survived and suffered great loss. The story provides an astonishing perspective of life dealing with love and loss, highs and lows, and offers an overall new viewpoint on life. JOHN DUNN DEANS BOOK 291 D 9-10-08 EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE SUMMARY...
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2008 for the course DEANS BOOK 291 taught by Professor Dulac during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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Summary#1 - impossible however the story of his travels and the people that he meets is intriguing and capturing Foer uses an attention-grabbing

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