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Review: Everything is Illuminated

User Review  - Jaycob - Goodreads

Some people call Jonathan Safran Foer a gimmicky writer. Whatever, maybe I just love the gimmick. This is a one of a kind book. The way Foer plays with the English language in Alex's sections is ... Read full review

Review: Everything is Illuminated

User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

Jonathan Safran Foer is a creative genius. His stories bear some resemblance to reality but transcend the limitations of space, time, or reason. He plays with the stability of language through Alex, a ... Read full review

Review: Everything is Illuminated

User Review  - Kevin - Goodreads

This is a difficult book to review. Within Everything is Illuminated there are two, interwoven stories; one a straight-forward and mostly humorous, the other a heavily stylized work of magical realism ... Read full review

Review: Everything is Illuminated

User Review  - Kevin Zevallos - Goodreads

Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer is a very creative novel that is based on the author's own experience in the Ukraine. The main character, also Jonathan Safran Foer,goes to Ukraine in ... Read full review

Review: Everything is Illuminated

User Review  - Kevin Joseph - Goodreads

Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safar Foer is an interesting piece of literature. I am not as fascinated in the novel as many others due to the awkward phrases & wording. The characters Jonathan ... Read full review

Review: Everything is Illuminated

User Review  - Ryan - Goodreads

What a strange novel – especially for a first-time novelist, busting anew on the scene. Most critics I've found support one of two responses: Foer is pretentious, gimmicky, and takes too many ... Read full review

Review: Everything is Illuminated

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Everything is Illuminated is a story about generations and how they are connected. It can best be summed up by the dream story (within the book) of the man who looked into a pool of clear water and ... Read full review

Review: Everything is Illuminated

User Review  - Felicity - Goodreads

What can I say about this book? At times it touched me so very deeply, while at other times, especially during Foer's history of Trachimbrod, I felt a little bored. Not all the time, I hasten to add ... Read full review

Review: Everything is Illuminated

User Review  - Kacie - Goodreads

For the first 250 pages of this book, I thought for sure I was going to give it four stars. Granted, four stars is great, but Everything is Illuminated didn't captivate me as much as Extremely Loud ... Read full review

Review: Everything is Illuminated

User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

Not what I expected, but still a good read. At first I found Alex and Grandfather to be amusing because of Grandfather's wildly inappropriate way of referring to Jonathan as "the Jew" and the crazy ... Read full review


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