Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Book Nook:: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

It's been a while since I read a book. Like since last summer-it makes me sad to admit that. Oh law school, how you steal all my free time...

 Since we had a very long drive over the weekend to TN, I had a great opportunity to finish the book I started last fall.

I realize that the movie is already out, and you might be dismissing this review; I will always recommend you READ THE BOOK. It was so compelling. And so stinking sad. I am a sucker for all things melancholy, but this book was even a bit blue for me.

It is about a little boy who lost his father in 9/11.  He is on an adventure to find a lock for a key he found in his father's possessions after he died. The really heart-wrenching part is looking back to the history of the family: the grandmother and grandfather. I don't know how the producer/director of this movie will show the raw emotions of these people. The chapters where these two take first person are the ones I bawled my eyes out. The book was well-written; the characters were quirky; the plot was well-developed. Until the end. I won't ruin it, but endings typically disappoint me, so still read it. I'll go see the movie and compare :)

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure how they are going to capture all of the emotions of the book in the movie but i guess we'll see....excited to see how they interpret the book, especially since Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock are both in it


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