Book Club Kit: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Jonathan Safran Foer - Extremely Loud & Incredibly CloseExtremely Loud & Incredibly Close
by Jonathan Safran Foer
First Published: 2005
10 Copies & Reading Guide

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 on an exhilarating, affecting, often hilarious, and ultimately healing journey.

Reading Guides:
Lit Lovers – Includes Author Info, Book Reviews, and Discussion Questions
CultureWatch (guide by Joanna Richards) – Includes a Summary, Author Info, and Discussion Questions

Reviews:
The New York Times – “‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’: Everything Is Included” by Walter Kirn
The Seattle Times – “‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’: Gimmicks Drown Out Power, Poignancy” by Michael Upchurch

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