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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

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - thebookmagpie - LibraryThing

Ugh, no. The writing was juvenile (I mean, I know he was younger than I am now when he wrote this, but COME ON). I am severely turned off by body function humour - I just don't like it. The ... Read full review

Everything is illuminated: a novel

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

This highly imaginative debut novel features a protagonist with the same name as the author. The fictional Jonathan Safran Foer, also a writer, travels to Eastern Europe after his junior year in ... 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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