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EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Comedy and pathos are braided together with extraordinary skill in a haunting debut, a tale that depicts, with riveting intensity and originality, a young Jewish American writer's search for his family's European roots.Three stories are told therein: that of 20-year-old college student Jonathan Safran Foer's journey (in 1997) to the Ukraine in search of "Augustine," the woman rumored to have saved ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Rob Cline

Warning: The reading of this book may cause intense desire to join a book group and discuss gasp actual themes. In EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED, the talented author Jonathan Safran Foer introduces the reader to the fictional character Jonathan Safran Foer, an American who journeys to Ukraine in search of the woman he believes saved his grandfather's life during World War II. Foer is not the primary ... Read full review

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User Review  - dczapka - LibraryThing

Everything Is Illuminated is certainly a novel of great power, with a strong message and intense delivery, but that power is depleted somewhat by its contorted structure and convoluted narrative. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - closetedlibrarian - LibraryThing

So, I've just begun to read Everything Is Illuminated. I went upstairs into Nate's room and borrowed it upon his suggestion a day earlier, when I was fumbling through a book I stash in my purse for ... Read full review

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User Review  - atheist_goat - LibraryThing

Look, somebody has to say it. This book needed an editor to go at it with a pair of gardening shears and then tell Safran Foer to come back to it when he's grown up. It is so, so immature. I staggered ... Read full review

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User Review  - npl - LibraryThing

This imaginative first novel intertwines three stories about a man with the same name as the author. The various plots are well orchestrated and provide a satisfying blend of tragedy and comedy. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - sjrp103 - LibraryThing

I just didn't get this book. I tried so hard to understand but was very frustrated when I was reading it. I do think, however, that it is worth a second try at least. Read full review

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THIS BOOK IS AWESOME AND THE MOVIE! I love the old man! this book is very warm and interesting you can't put the book down.

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User Review  - lanusic - LibraryThing

I saw movie, I hope to read this book. Read full review

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User Review  - joe_saltears - LibraryThing

Have read two pages. had a vivid impression that the author is mocking me and this whole book is meant as a parody of me)) Scary. Put it aside for a while. Read full review


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