“Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living.” Sarah, 19 with a penchant for a good bit of Victorian Lit and all things John Green. Enjoy by bookish ramblings, or not, s'up to you :)
What the heck is it all about? Er... well... life? One thing I love about Safran Foer's writing is that you can't pigeon hole it into a genre, its both funny and heartbreaking, about life and death, love and sadness. Every side of the coin is metaphorically flipped!
The very best bits: The correspondance element to this book really added another level, I really felt that I was watching a story unfold from every angle that it could possibly be told from.I won't give too much away but one thing I think all of Safran Foer's novels do well is highlight that stories belong to us all, no one narrative should be priviliged above another.
The slightly not as best bits: I love everything this man puts to paper so this was kind of hard. At times I do feel that there are too many vague references to earlier parts of the novel, but one of the most rewarding pats about extemely loud and incredibly close was re-reading and picking things apart- so only really a drawback if you only intend to read it once!
Reccomend? Of course! My life is at least 10% better for having read this book.