Everything Is Illuminated- Jonathan Safran Foer

 

 

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I’ve just recently finished reading this book and I have to say that it is incredibly amazing. It begins in a very comedic way- like literally laugh out loud and embarrass yourself funny- yet at the same time, it also finds a way to be incredibly profound. As the story progresses, however, it becomes much… heavier, for lack of a better word.

 

Since I read this book without even the slightest clue of it’s nature or subject, and found it to be a very pleasant, eye-opening surprise that I probably wouldn’t have picked up in the first place, I’m not going to disclose any more information about it to you.

 

Though it is absolutely an amazing book, it does have a few flaws. Namely, it is a very sexual book. This, in itself, is not necessarily a bad thing. Though perhaps it wasn’t necessary for the narrative, it was definitely an enhancement to the characters, who might have been a bit underdeveloped without it. Yet, at the same time, it makes me feel very awkward about recommending this book to anyone else- especially to authority figures- who might get the wrong impression of me.

 

So add it to your list of things to read, and if you’ve already read it and want to elaborate on my commentary, or even to disagree, then please leave a comment!

 

 

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