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Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Judi Niermann - Goodreads

At first the prose seemed too clever, like he was trying to hard, but soon I was sucked in. Great storytelling! The bent English of the Ukrainian interpreter had me laughing out loud on several ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Anne - Goodreads

Great book. It's incredible how Foer has managed to bring all the different story lines together. The best part of the book is the story you can read between the lines. The things that are most ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Camille - Goodreads

More like 3 1/2 stars... I liked several parts of this book. But it took a lot of effort to stay focused during other parts. I never have long blocks of time to read anymore so starting and stopping ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Peter Holz - Goodreads

The author travels to the Ukraine to look for the woman who saved his grandfather from the Nazis. He is assisted? in this endeavour by Alex, his "interpreter", Alex's grandfather and a dog named Sammy ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Jenn Mancini - Goodreads

Contrary to the normal order of things, I saw the movie first and then wanted to read this book. Both are excellent, and in different ways (which I guess is also contrary to the normal order of things ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Tatjana - Goodreads

despite the book being a highly emotional read, the repetitiveness of gimmicks, heavy stereotyping of post-soviet Ukraine (though not that heavy compared to Shteyngart) and over-reliance on sexual scenes don't let my mark raise to 5. anyway, Extremely Loud is definitely on my to-read list. Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Tanya - Goodreads

I switched back and forth between reading and listening to this book. It was great to listen to the sections narrated by the Ukrainians because they have such great accents. I loved the back-and-forth between the kid and the author and the creative use of the thesaurus. Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Hannah - Goodreads

I don't even know how exactly to put this book into a good enough perspective to write a good review, especially since I'm typing this at 2am. But I do think this book was worthy of 4 stars. It was ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Zach - Goodreads

We write to remember. Johnathan Safran Foer wrote a book about a fictional narrator writing to him about his (Foer's) writing of a book about his past, discovered through the writings of a shtetl ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Bram - Goodreads

Everything Is Illuminated is one of the most focused books I've read. It doesn't meander inappropriately, and there's almost no excess. Seriously, this book's got less fat than Christian Bale in The ... Read full review


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