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Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Barbara Geffen - Goodreads

This book was my introduction to a powerful new (to me) writer. So young, yet so old. How can he understand so much about the world that was? It is as if Isaac B. Singer meets Phillip Roth in an ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

I do believe that a large part of being a good writer is being able to make a story fit together smoothly and in a way that makes sense. And in a lot of ways, Jonathan Safran Foer did the exact ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Jacob Stokes - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book. I have always loved the movie starring Eugene Hutz and Elijah Wood, however the book gave so much more insight and detail to the story. The characters are really well ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Victoria - Goodreads

Although the themes are very sobering, comic relief is provided along the way. However, I must warn, that if you aren't Ukrainian-American (or been exposed to the culture), you won't really understand ALL of the jokes! The movie with the same title is a pretty good depiction of the book. Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Nina Gray - Goodreads

This book takes a little bit of trust at the beginning. You have to wander into Safran Foer's universe and accept that you do not understand it, but that it is beautiful anyway. The feeling I get from ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Abbyforth - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book a lot, but I don't think it's for everyone. It's flashy and post-modern. One of the main character's names is Jonathan Safran Foer. There's a lot of playing with language, and ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Jing Jin - Goodreads

This book came highly recommended. The engagement with themes of WW2 history and personal/familial/national/etc history was compelling throughout. The playfulness with language was fun, and the playfulness with style was interesting but sometimes lost on me. Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Mugren Ohaly - Goodreads

I didn't like the book at first, it was confusing. But, I found comfort in the way the book was divided. Three parts, which somewhat evolved into three different stories. As I read on, the pattern ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Rochelle - Goodreads

A poignant, and ultimately starkly haunting tale of an American Jew who comes to the Ukraine to search for and to thank the woman who saved his grandfather from the Nazis. It is also a tale of ... Read full review

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

User Review  - Max Barnhart - Goodreads

Everything Is Illuminated: Jonathan Safran Foer A Jewish American named Jonathan, travels to the Ukraine in search of a mysterious woman named Augustine who saved his great-grandfather from the Nazi's ... Read full review


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