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6962634735432586... [31 Dec 2006|04:39pm]
dothe_fishboogy
I just finished reading EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE, probably about an hour ago.

I am again, totally blown-away, maybe even more than I was when I read EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED a few years ago.

For those who have read the former book, have you tried to or been able to decode the number-message from pg269 to 271? I think that 69626347 is mynameis, but after that I'm pretty clueless.

I know that figuring it out isn't too important to the story itself, that it's beside the point, but I get pretty curious about these things, and I would really appreciate anything you can tell me.

Thanks! :D
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[04 Sep 2006|05:01pm]

magenta_smile
So I just finished reading Everything is Illuminated and I thought there were some gorgeous quotes in there. I especially loved things in relation to the 613 different types of sadness.

The following encyclopedia of sadness was found on the body of Brod D. The original 613 sadnesses, written in her diary, corresponded to the 613 commandments of our (not their) Torah. Shown below is what was salvagable after Brod was recovered. (Her diary's wet pages printed the sadnesses onto her body. Only a small fraction [55] were legible. The other 558 are lost forever, and it was hoped that, without knowing what they are, no one will have to experience them.)

So what are you favorite quotes from this novel?
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extremely loud & incredibly close -- the movie [27 Mar 2006|11:48pm]

close2modern
i can't remember exactly when i found this, but it may have been a few months ago.

the internet movie database link for the movie version of extremely loud & incredibly close is here, there's no actors or directors listed but in the little forums near the bottom of the page someone said that JSF said that micheal gondry (eternal sunshine of the spotless mind) was interested, which would be visually pleasing, in my opnion, though i'm not sure his style would fit with the tone of the book. someone else said that wes anderson (the royal tenenbaums, the life aquatic) should do it...but i think anderson is too kitschy for a movie about post-9/11, though i might like to see him do it.

what do you think?

another question:
would you want an unknown to play oskar or a known child actor? i don't know of anyone off the top of my head who could play him. and what about casting for grandma? the renter? the old mr. black?
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[08 Jan 2006|03:41pm]

next_corner
Well just today i've put myself here on this blogthing (if my english isn't always correct..hey I'm dutch) and I loved the books of Jonathan Safran Foer...they impressed me...the story he tells, style..and I can't wait to see the movie..Everything is illuminated..it will be released here in the Netherlands by the end of january..that's it for now...got to find out how this blogthing works!!
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[20 Dec 2005|08:28pm]

sovereignsect
Does anybody know a site that I could possibly score a copy of Incredibly Close cheap(er), probably preread?
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interesting jsf article [08 Dec 2005|11:57pm]

close2modern
i recently found an article online which had a very interesting piece of information on jonathan safran foer: he was involved in a sort of science-class explosion. he was traumatized and hasn't spoken about it until recently, it took him 20 years.

article.

i never knew about this. i think it may make for an interesting read, if he can garner anything from this horrible incident.
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testing [06 Dec 2005|10:22pm]

close2modern
welcome to the jonathan safran foer community.
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