Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Jonathan Sefran Foer? More like Jonathan Sefran NO-SIR!

I was not a big fan of Everything is Illuminated. I don't think I'm going to be a big fan of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Unfortunately, there's a better than average chance that I'll be required to read a bit more than this excerpt for business reasons. Perhaps I should take Neal Pollack's example and not say anything at all.

Lordy Lord does that excerpt suck. What could be excused as precocious in his first novel gives way to obnoxiously and pointlessly quirky in this sophomore (and apparently sophomoric) effort.


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