Sunday, January 08, 2012

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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and reviews of this book.

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.


  1. A friend loaned me an academy screener while I've been so sick. I opted for this because I (rightfully so) thought War Horse would be too hard for me to handle. I LOVED THIS MOVIE! It is so sweet!!! Multilayered and beautiful!!!

  2. Holly, thanks for the recommendation. I really wanted to see it, but I realized from some of the reviews I read that a couple of characters from the book might be missing in the movie, and I was afraid I'd miss them too much.


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