Everything Is Illuminated: A Novel

Everything Is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer This book was a bit like a rollercoaster for me. It started up boring, then it got really interesting and I read about a hundred pages really fast and with keen passion, and then it got bad again. I don't know if that's how it was meant to be or it was just me that felt this way, but it was a bit weird.

I knew Foer's style was cuckoo, and reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close I felt like reading a mentally diseased's book. But I like it. I like it exactly because it's weird. It's not written for the masses, it's written for those that can understand and can find his meaning behind the words.

You have to have patience with his story. It's unfolded on two different levels, tat are united through some 6 or 7 letters that you find in the book, between Jonathan Safran Foer, the twenty-years old american that came to Ukraine to find Augustine, and Alex, a native from Ukraine that has studied English at university and is thrilled with all the American culture, planning to move there.

I'd have given it 4 stars, if it weren't for those pages that stopped me in my tracks. Otherwise, an ok read.