What I'm Reading Today: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
My curiosity piqued by trailers for the upcoming movie based on this book, I decided to go ahead and read the book. I'm glad I did.
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I know it's normal for films to omit characters and scenes to make a book fit into the time constraints of a motion picture, but, if I've read the book first, I usually feel a little shortchanged by the movie. This is an unusual book. I'm pretty sure some of its quirkiness wouldn't translate well to the silver screen, so I may pass up the movie for at least as long as I'm still holding the book's young protagonist, Oskar Schell, in my heart.