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Extremely loud & incredibly close

Författare: Jonathan Safran Foer
Genre: Roman
Ämnesord: depression, humor, kärlek, barn
Utgivningsår: 2006
ISBN: 9780141025186

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Nine-year-old Oskar Blum is an inventor, amateur entomologist, Francophile, letter writer, pacifist, natural historian, percussionist, romantic, Great Explorer, jeweller, detective, vegan, and collector of butterflies, Beatles memorabilia, state quarters, miniature cacti and coral. When his father is killed in the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, his inward journey towards some kind of peace takes him on an odyssey through the five boroughs of New York, as he attempts to solve the mystery of a key he discovers in his father's closet . . .

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" What if the water that came out of the shower was treated with a chemical that responded to a combination of things, like your heartbeat, and your body temperature, and your brain waves, so that your skin changed color according to your mood? If you were extremely excited your skin would turn green, and if you were angry you’d turn red, obviously, and if you felt like shiitake you’d turn brown, and if you were blue you’d turn blue.
Everyone could know what everyone else felt, and we could be more careful with each other, because you’d never want to tell a person whose skin was purple that you’re angry at her for being late, just like you would want to pat a pink person on the back and tell him, “Congratulations!”
Another reason it would be a good invention is that there are so many times when you know you’re feeling a lot of something, but you don’t know what the something is. Am I frustrated? Am I actually just panicky? And that confusion changes your mood, it becomes your mood, and you become a confused, gray person. But with the special water, you could look at your orange hand and think, I’m happy! That whole time I was actually happy! What a relief! "

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Bok recensioner av Extremely loud & incredibly close :
2011-05-25 13:55
En bok jag delvis verkligen älskade och delvis tyckte var lite seg. Hade verkligen hoppats på en ny favoritbok, men blev tyvärr inte så.

De delar av boken där man följer Oskar och får läsa om hans spännande uppfinningar och tankar är de delar jag gillar bäst. Medan jag tyvärr inte faller lika starkt för de andra karaktärerna i boken.

Det är så himla härligt hur barn tolkar världen och Oskar påminner mig lite om Christopher i "Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" en annan bok jag gillade. [...]

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