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User Review  - TJWilson - LibraryThing

I had no idea that this book was such a trip! The different fantastical styles of writing Foer uses to present a simple journey of discovery really helps the powerful ending. I could not put down the ... Read full review

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User Review  - librarybrandy - LibraryThing

I know this book is a love-it-or-hate-it type. I know lots of people who said that, after Everything is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is just a knock-off of the same thing. I ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Jennifer Margherito - Goodreads

First off I will state that this is another instance where I saw the movie before I read the book.I did enjoy the story, but not as much as the movie. Like the other books I have read by Foer I will ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Sue Smith - Goodreads

Dear Mr. Jonathan, First place - I say hello. I am meaning to put my brain to paper much before this time but I am loitering with my ideas. I needed a time break to properly speak my jumbled head ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Mahbod Esmaili - Goodreads

I really enjoyed reading this book because of the conflict and I also really liked how Alex would not give up to find the woman that his grandfather told him about. In the book "Everything Is ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Heidi - Goodreads

The magical and mysterious visions of Jonathan's family history mixed with the humorous and raw interpretations of Sasha's current reality bridge the past and present in this novel and make this story both fantastic and tragic. I don't often read books twice, but this one was worth it. Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Marcus - Goodreads

Foer's take on history, Jewish culture, family life, and the horrors of war comes as a winding journey for the reader as it is for the characters. Characters that grab your attention fiercely, who ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Stephanie "Jedigal" - Goodreads

I thoroughly enjoyed this tale, presented by two unreliable narrators: Jonathon, a young American man who has traveled to the Ukraine in search of the woman who saved his grandfather from the invading ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Lea - Goodreads

Confused the hell out of me sometimes (I don't have the head [and patience] for magical realism). But I loved how it's funny in one breath then ridiculously heartbreaking in the next. I have to reread. I really really do. I think I'm upping my rating if I do it in the next months. Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Michelle Barker - Goodreads

This was a daring way to tell a difficult story. I was impressed not only by the shifting points of view, which the author handled so deftly, but also by the way he was able to soften the blow of the story with humour. To think this was his first novel...I'm jealous. Read full review


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