Foer's second novel, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close was long-awaited after his highly praised first novel, Everything Is Illuminated. Some critics enjoyed the second novel, especially the nine-year-old narrator and Foer's ability to breath life into his characters. However, other critics have written that Foer's second novel is a reflection of his first. Those critics found some of Foer's departures from tradition to be "gimmicky" and they still do not care for the gimmicks.
Positive reviews include that of Matthew L. Moffett, from the School...
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