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Review: Everything Is Illuminated

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Pompous, inflated, self-important. Halfway through, I could not force myself to finish another chapter. I'm especially disappointed because I loved Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and a couple of ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

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I bought this book based on a recommendation from a friend. After a few attempts to read it, I abandoned it. Then I noticed that this book was highly placed on some "must-read" lists, so I tried again ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

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I gave it up after 20 pages. Might have been a good story in there, but I didn't want the hard work of slogging through the author's self aggrandizing obfuscative and arrogant style to get to it. Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

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Boring. Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

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JSF was trying to hard. The narrative was confusing and uninteresting and the characters flat. Didn't care for it and couldn't understand how it received the glowing reviews that it did. Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

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"Everything is Illuminated" is pure dreck.The Times loved it.To put it generously, literary critics are little more than extentions of the publishing industry. They do what they must because they are ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

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Dear Jonathan, My friend R recommended me Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. He talked about it in so much conviction and vigour, he made me excited about the prospect of reading your work. I ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

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Am baffled at the hullabaloo that surrounded this faux-naive and yet also astoundingly presumptuous novel. Had to make myself finish. Foer approaches the atrocities of the Holocaust (location: Ukraine ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

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Back in the 1970s, I was a keen reader of the weekly football/soccer comic Roy of the Rovers. Roy Race, the free-scoring striker with Melchester Rovers, was also the editor. Well, why not, it was ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

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While I loved JSF's second novel ("Incredibly Loud..."), this first novel of his just was not my cup of tea. It has a number of narrations and perspectives stitched together in a creative way, that ... Read full review


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