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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

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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

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Lydia - Goodreads

This novel is both heartwarming and painfully close to reality. It guides you through the story of a small town in the Ukraine and the journeys of two young men and an old man tormented by the ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer... defies description. How's that for a reviewer's copout? Seriously, EII is like nothing I've ever read. It's fiction, yes, and multiple stories are ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Ed - Goodreads

It is as much a coming of age story for both the narrator and his guide, as a journey into post holocaust Poland as the "zone" to confront peoples' memory and forgetting. Search this book or ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Kathleen Hagen - Goodreads

Everything is Illuminated, by Jonathan Saffron Fuller. A. This book was narrated by one of the same readers who narrated his second book. In this first book, published just out of college, he tells ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Peter Montoya - Goodreads

I read Foer's other book "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" and I imagine this to be much the same schmancy post-modern (I use this phrase without really knowing its meaning) emotional venue ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Kim - Goodreads

Just started listening to this book on tape. Not sure yet if it is going to be my kind of book. One thing that is so far getting in the way is the accent of the Ukrainian narrator - I can't help but ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

Yes, I know it's terribly hip... but that in no way detracts from the book itself. And yes, he does crib the modernist technique playbook over and over and over again, but instead of being alienating ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Tattered Cover Book Store - Goodreads

This book is popular among the staff. Bonnie says it's because it "is a delicous read. I often laughed until I was out of breath but also cried a bit. A WONDERFUL read." Becca K says it's "a brilliant ... Read full review


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