Friday, 30 March 2007


I missed a book club meeting this week due to the illness that has overtaken me. We were discussing Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. This was the book I enjoyed the most out of all the book club books we have read since I joined. It's the story of a young boy after his dad dies in 9/11. He finds a key of his dad's and wants to know what it opens. He starts a search of New York city to find the matching lock. Meanwhile his mother and grandmother struggle with the loss of their husband and son, respectively. It's a fascinating book, narrated from nine-year-old Oskar's point of view. It reminded me a bit of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, but with Oskar's mind so much better explored than Christopher's was in Mark Haddon's book. The perhaps to-be-expected moral of Foer's novel doesn't at all spoil the story, in fact I was refreshed after being reminded of the importance of taking the moments to say I love you.

Next month's read is Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky. From the reviews it looks brilliant, written by a Russian French author during the war and left unfinished when she died in Auschwitz.

1 comment:

Kevin & Sonya said...

Sare - I like your posts about this book club. I have never been a part of one and dont think there are any in town. Mabe I will try to read some of thebooks you are reading. I will start with the 911 one you recommeded. Lately all I read are health text books.. I am afraid to stop reading them in case I miss somehting crutical I will need at work.