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While listening to “You’re Missing” in class on Tuesday, I didn’t really think it was addressed to a specific person. I felt like he was addressing everybody who had lost somebody in the attacks. The lyrics, “Shirts in the closet, shoes in the hall, Mama’s in the kitchen, baby and all…” and some of the […]

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I think Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is an anti-war novel, subtly. Oskar doesn’t talk that much about the war or terrorists throughout the novel, but I think Foer argues against the novel by describing the horror and people’s reactions to it. One of the more prominent ones is when Oskar’s grandfather is in the bombing of […]

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One of the reviews, by Philip Pullman, at the beginning of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, calls the novel a thriller. I found the comment interesting, because it probably  would have been the last thing I would have called the novel. Throughout the novel, Changez frequently calls attention to his guest’s gun holster, and at the end of […]

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The Passing of Time

“These are the days after. Everything now is measured by after.” –Falling Man, page 138 This short passage comes about halfway through the book and briefly states one of the novel’s main themes, the passage of time. Throughout the entire novel, everything is compared to how it was before. 9/11 changes some aspects of the characters’ lives, […]

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