"What about a teakettle? What if the spout opened and closed when the steam came out, so it would become a mouth, and it could whistle pretty melodies, or do Shakespeare, or just crack up with me? I could invent a teakettle that reads in Dad's voice, so I could fall asleep, or maybe a set of kettles that sings the chorus of "Yellow Submarine," which is a song by the Beatles, who I love, because entomology is one of my raisons d'etre, which is a French expression that I know. Another good thing is that I could train my anus to talk when I farted. If I wanted to be extremely hilarious, I could train it to say, "wasn't me!" every time I made an incredibly bad fart. And if I ever made an incredibly bad fart in the Hall of Mirrors, which is in Versailles, which is outside of Paris, which is in France, obviously, my anus would say, "Ce n'etais pas moi!"Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
by Jonathan Safran Foer
The tenth anniversary of 9/11 should be the perfect time to read Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, a book that seems to garner nothing but praise. Obviously it's told from the point-of-view of a child but, after reading the first paragraph, I'm not so sure it's for me.
Will it be similar to Room? I loved the audio, but don't think I would have appreciated the print version. Maybe it's just too soon for me to read another novel told from a child's perspective. I'll start a new book today, but can't decide whether this will be the one.
Have you read Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close? What did you think?
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