Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

3.97 (396,876 ratings by Goodreads)

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A New York Times Bestseller - Named A Best Book of the Year by the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post Book World, Chicago Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Rocky Mountain News Nine-year-old Oskar Schell has embarked on an urgent, secret mission that will take him through the five boroughs of New York. His goal is to find the lock that matches a mysterious key that belonged to his father who died in the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11. This seemingly impossible task will bring Oskar into contact with survivors of all sorts of an exhilarating, affecting, often hilarious, and ultimately healing journey.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 326 pages
  • 160 x 231 x 25mm | 567g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0618329706
  • 9780618329700
  • 174,521

Review quote

"Energetic, inventive, and ambitious...an uplifting myth born of the sorrows of 9/11."--Boston Sunday Globe "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is a miracle, a daybreak, a man on the moon. It's so impeccably imagined, so courageously executed, so everlastingly moving and fine."--Baltimore Sun "A funny, wise, deeply compassionate novel that will renew readers' faith that the right book at the right time still has the power to change the world."--O, The Oprah Magazine
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Rating details

396,876 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 37% (148,047)
4 34% (136,177)
3 19% (75,864)
2 6% (25,439)
1 3% (11,349)

Our customer reviews

"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" is just that. It tells you of things you've never really thought about before in a voice that trembles and exhilarates you with its wit, honesty, and authenticity. It pulls you into its lap and hugs you so closely that when the story ends and the book lets go, you mourn the loss of its warmth and the pulsation of that slow, tender heartbeat. It continually uses the visual aid of text, colour, and imagery to bring about a new level of emotional connection, a new plateau of thought and feeling that seems strangely deep from a book. It is one of the most incredible books I have ever read and I feel I should always be reading it, and never letting go.show more
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