Oskar, un newyorkese di nove anni, ha perso il padre nell'attacco alle Torri Gemelle. Per non soccombere sotto il peso del dolore si aggrappa alle proprie risorse, cerca conforto nella fantasia e nella curiosità, più che nell'abbraccio di chi gli è rimasto. Un giorno, non troppo per caso, nell'armadio del padre scopre una busta che contiene una chiave. Sul retro della busta c'è una scritta: «Black». Che serratura apre quella chiave? E se Black è un nome, chi è Black? Per scoprirlo Oskar intende bussare alla porta di tutti i Mr e Mrs Black della città: forse uno di loro sa qualcosa, conosce un segreto che può farlo sentire più vicino al padre. E se il viaggio attraverso i cinque distretti di New York non gli riporterà chi se n'è andato per sempre, forse gli recherà altri doni... Una storia che fa sorridere, piangere, ridere e riflettere. Il romanzo che ha consacrato uno dei maggiori giovani talenti della nuova narrativa americana.
- ISBN: 8823514428
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 400
There are books that affect me and then there are books that kill me. This falls in the latter. I cried on the couch, I cried on the bus, I cried at stoplights, I cried at work.. I cried more over this book than I did on the actual September 11th. Then I became upset that this piece of fiction could Leggi tutto
well, i'm naturally drawn to those people who are overwhelmed by existence, by people who hurt too easily; who, for them, life seems to be almost too much: for whom the unceasing cacophony of thought and memory and idea is just too painful and all the cruelty and the violence is inconceivable and th Leggi tutto
There must be something wrong with me. I’m not as smart as my goodreader friends. I lack empathy. My humor is deficient. I have no compassion. And I suck at life. Of the 40 of you “friends” who read this, this is how you rated it: 5-stars: 18 people 4-stars: 13 people 3-stars: 7 people 2-stars: 2 people Leggi tutto
When Thomas Pynchon invented what James Wood later named “hyper realism”, he did literature no favors. To read Pynchon is to witness genius at its most joyless. A mind capable of inventing myriad things and compelled to record them all. But at least Pynchon showed genius. What Jonathan Safran Foer sh Leggi tutto
A more apt title would have been Terribly Artificial and Unbearably Pretentious. This seems like the kind of thing I would have thought was a profound idea when I myself was nine, laboring on crayon illustrations to include with my manuscript into the wee hours of the morning. Maybe that means Foer
I’m Oskar with a k like Liza with a Z cause Oskar with a k is krazy (also kind, klever and kultured). I’m 10 going on Dalai Lama. I make jewellery (I know!) and collect butterflies who have died naturally and play a tambourine constantly. You have to wonder why no one has killed me since I must driv Leggi tutto
WARNING: EARNEST REVIEW AHEAD. Very genuine and emotional and generally gross. I love Jonathan Safran Foer. I love him even though chances seem high that he is quite pretentious (have you read that New York Times piece made up of email correspondence between Natalie Portman and himself? Perma-cringe) Leggi tutto
Today while tutoring, I've met with one student right at 1 and another at 4. In between those times, I read Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Perhaps that was not the smartest thing to do... Sometimes I find the book so funny that I laugh out loud. Which is fine if I had a quiet laugh, but I don't Leggi tutto
Extremely Loud and Incredbily Close: Jonathan Foer's novel of love, loss, and memory There are events that leave an indelible stamp on us for a great portion of our lives. This happens from generation to generation. Ask those living at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor where they were and what th Leggi tutto
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