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Everything is Illuminated

3 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Jonathan Safran Froer

   The simplest thing would be to describeEverything Is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer's accomplished debut, as a novel about the Holocaust. It is, but that really fails to do justice to the sheer ambition of this book. The main story … see full wiki

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Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2 reviews about Everything is Illuminated
review by . November 21, 2002
Not since "A Clockwork Orange" have I read a book that contains such unusual writing that becomes an important part of the story. The sections supposedly composed by the young Ukrainian are oddly phrased, as if by a person struggling to understand English as a second language, and the first few sections with this type of writing was a struggle. Eventually, however, reading it became almost second nature, and the story flowed very well. And what a story it is! We have a history, of sorts, of a Polish/Ukrainian …
review by . May 22, 2002
Take note of the name Jonathan Safran Foer. Here is a promising new writer. And if you want to know more about him (more than the bizarrely designed book cover capsulizes) just read this innovative first novel, as the author makes himself the principal character. EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED sheds a lot of light on Foer's literary if not genetic background.This short novel packs a wallop, mostly due to the method in which it is written. For a quick synopsis of the story refer to the editorial reviews …
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