11.09.2006

18. Everything is Illuminated

I wanted to loathe Everything is Illuminated because, after seeing him in person, I loathe Jonathan Safran Foer. He's a testy little man who bristles with arrogance and piety. Here's a tip: if you don't feel like ansering questions about your book; don't go on tour, asshole.

However.

He is a hell of a writer and the payoff on this book was something else. Heartbreaking.

2 Comments:

Anonymous said...

This book was very unique. I liked the quirkiness and was entertained by the attempts of mimicking the "bad' English of an Eastern European. Unfortunately, I have to admit it was one of the least enjoyable books I have ever read in my entire life. I felt completely disconnected from the characters and couldn't seem to get into the plot. It surprised me since I had heard that he was a spectacular writer. I think I will try his more recent novel, perhaps it will make more of an impression on me. Like your posts, by the way.

6:33 PM  
char said...

I absolutely loved the book, but I've heard several times that Mr. Foer (or is it Safran Foer) is a real prick. Why do you think that is? Is it an ego thing?

I saw the movie too,and it was a disappontment, although I could tell they really tried to make it work. Did you see the movie? If so, did you like it?

9:18 AM  

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