Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Book for March 2006
Group 1
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is a 2005 novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. The book's narrator is a nine-year-old boy named Oskar Schell. In the story, Oskar discovers a key in a vase that belonged to his father that inspires him to search all around New York for information about the key.

The main narrator of the story is a nine year old child, A Oskar Schell, an intellectually curious and sensitive child of Manhattan progressives whose father died two years earlier on 9/11. He is a pacifist, a vegan, musical (he plays the tambourine), academically inclined, and above all, earnest. Oskar wanders New York, searching for the meaning of a strange key he finds inside a blue vase in his father's closet. Two additional narrators, Oskar's paternal grandparents, tell the story of their childhood, courtship, marriage, and separation before the birth of Oskar's father; much of their story is presented as a series of letters addressed to Oskar or his father.
About the Author
Jonathan Safran Foer
(born February 21, 1977) is an American novelist. He is best known for his novels Everything Is Illuminated (2002), Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2005), and for his non-fiction work Eating Animals (2009). His most recent novel, Here I Am, was published in 2016. He teaches creative writing at New York University.

Other books we've read by the same author:

Everything is Illuminated