Have you read Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close?

FruityCloudPuff FruityCloudPuff
I love the book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close for so many reasons. It's moving, it's deep, it has so many intense life questions. It also has a lot of sexual tensions. Have you read this book? If so, how do you feel about it?
(Also, DO NOT spoil the book for others in the comments!)
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Yes! I love that book!
aliceinthehole , FruityCloudPuff , P'Gell , 12345678 , Owl
5  (16%)
Yes I've read it, but it wasn't the best.
ghalik , SMichelle
2  (6%)
No, I've never read it.
ily , Sammi , guro , Terri69 , ksparkles16 , Stinkytofu10 , Highmaintenancegirl916 , humblepie , badk1tty , DeliciousSurprise , Ciao. , Kdlips , Cedarlooman , Emerlyn , Kake aka PoeticErotica , breakfastonpluto
16  (52%)
I've never even heard of that book.
ellejay , Master DarkWolf , DreamWolf , True Pleasures , joja , ScarletFox , dhig , PeaceToTheMiddleEast
8  (26%)
No, but I saw the movie!
I'm still currently reading it/ haven't finished it.
Total votes: 31
Poll is closed
04/16/2012
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ghalik ghalik
I read it when it came out. I liked it and should read it again probably.
04/16/2012
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by FruityCloudPuff
I love the book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close for so many reasons. It's moving, it's deep, it has so many intense life questions. It also has a lot of sexual tensions. Have you read this book? If so, how do you feel about it?
(Also, ... More
god, a wonderful book. i can't remember major details, but i know there was a sequel as well. they were both great.

i saw the movie based on the book by jonathan safran foer as well. also very good, but the book was much, much better.
04/16/2012
Terri69 Terri69
I haven't read it yet but it is on my list
04/16/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
never heard of it.
04/16/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
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Originally posted by Master DarkWolf
never heard of it.
Me either... ^^
04/16/2012
True Pleasures True Pleasures
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Originally posted by DreamWolf
Me either... ^^
I'll third that. I think I'll check it out, though. Sounds like it would be interesting.
04/16/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
I haven't read it but heard of the movie
04/17/2012
FruityCloudPuff FruityCloudPuff
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Originally posted by aliceinthehole
god, a wonderful book. i can't remember major details, but i know there was a sequel as well. they were both great.

i saw the movie based on the book by jonathan safran foer as well. also very good, but the book was much, much better.
There's a sequel? I definitely would love to read that!
The book was just so moving for me, I loved how there was different perspectives of narrators along the way. :]
04/18/2012
FruityCloudPuff FruityCloudPuff
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Originally posted by True Pleasures
I'll third that. I think I'll check it out, though. Sounds like it would be interesting.
I'd highly recommend it! So hard to put down. I mostly started reading it because I want to see the movie, but I can't do that without reading the book first, and I'm so glad I did. :]
04/18/2012
SMichelle SMichelle
I read it. It was okay, but not great. I wouldn't read it again.
04/18/2012
Highmaintenancegirl916 Highmaintenancegirl916
i haven't read it, but i would love 2 see the movie.
04/18/2012
ScarletFox ScarletFox
I haven't heard of it, but from reading everything here I think I am going to add it to my list of books to read.
04/20/2012
badk1tty badk1tty
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Originally posted by FruityCloudPuff
I love the book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close for so many reasons. It's moving, it's deep, it has so many intense life questions. It also has a lot of sexual tensions. Have you read this book? If so, how do you feel about it?
(Also, ... More
This is actually next on my list of books to read, it's already sitting in my ipad library.
04/23/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by aliceinthehole
god, a wonderful book. i can't remember major details, but i know there was a sequel as well. they were both great.

i saw the movie based on the book by jonathan safran foer as well. also very good, but the book was much, much better.
There's a sequel? I loved this book. I had no idea there was a sequel.

I didn't detect a lot of sexual tension, but I was looking at it from the standpoint of a mother of a child the same age as the boy in the book, so maybe I was intentionally ignoring it.
04/23/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by FruityCloudPuff
I'd highly recommend it! So hard to put down. I mostly started reading it because I want to see the movie, but I can't do that without reading the book first, and I'm so glad I did. :]
I'm the same way. I won't see a movie until I have read the book. I also make sure my kids read books of movies they want to see. There was great interest in both Harry Potter and Hunger Games (the latter of which I haven't read) before my kids saw the movies.

What is the name of the sequel?
04/23/2012
Kdlips Kdlips
no but i just may get it
04/23/2012
FruityCloudPuff FruityCloudPuff
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Originally posted by P'Gell
I'm the same way. I won't see a movie until I have read the book. I also make sure my kids read books of movies they want to see. There was great interest in both Harry Potter and Hunger Games (the latter of which I haven't read) before ... More
That's a really good plan! I find movies more exciting if I read the book first.

To The Hunger Games?
It's Catching Fire and then MockingJay.
04/23/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I have never even heard of it.
04/23/2012
FruityCloudPuff FruityCloudPuff
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Originally posted by PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I have never even heard of it.
Well now you have.
04/23/2012
Kake aka PoeticErotica Kake aka PoeticErotica
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Originally posted by Terri69
I haven't read it yet but it is on my list
mine too
05/14/2012
Kake aka PoeticErotica Kake aka PoeticErotica
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Originally posted by FruityCloudPuff
That's a really good plan! I find movies more exciting if I read the book first.

To The Hunger Games?
It's Catching Fire and then MockingJay.
I'm the opposite. I can't stand reading the book first because I feel like it spoils the book for me, especially if the integrity of the book is compromised by the movie and I know that WHILE sitting through a film I paid 10 bucks to go see, yanno? But, to each their own. They're both valid ways to handle that conundrum.
05/14/2012
FruityCloudPuff FruityCloudPuff
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Originally posted by Kake aka PoeticErotica
I'm the opposite. I can't stand reading the book first because I feel like it spoils the book for me, especially if the integrity of the book is compromised by the movie and I know that WHILE sitting through a film I paid 10 bucks to go see, ... More
Personally books are more tedious (though enjoyable) to get through. I generally loose the incentive to spend the time reading them, when I already know everything that happens in a 2 hour movie.
05/15/2012
Total posts: 23
Unique posters: 16