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Memoirs of an Old Dyke dHow people can be cruel without really knowing it It is a story about what happens when you put an American and someone born out of the Soviet era in the same room and try to make them explain to one another why the other one thinks the way theyo In a word hilariousAfter reading the book I still like the movie but it seems obvious to me that the filmmakers missed the point entirely The book while still a hilarious exploration of an American immersed in post Soviet culture is so much Boo and The Backyard Zoo deeper and weirderThe story is sort of about the author Jonathan Safran Foer He is an aspiring writer in his early 20s who travels to Ukraine to try to find the small Jewish village of Trachimbrod where his grandfather grew up and to find the woman who helped him escape the Nazisuring the war He speaks no Ukrainian or Russian and his only maps of the area are 60 years old so he enlists the help of Alexander an Odessa native of about the same age his blind grandfather who acts as their A Laboratory Text-Book of Embryology driver if you have read any modern Russian literature you will understand not to uestion this kind of thing and theireranged seeing eye bitch Sammy Davis Junior JuniorHalf of the story the half on which the movie is based is ostensibly written by Alex He write in English with an accent in that I assume it was written then rewritten by looking up every third word in the thesaurus and replacing it with the least appropriate synonym This section is a humorous touching narrative touching on the nature of friendship grief and regret among other things It is accessible and easy to understandThe other half which is entirely ignored by the movie is written by Jonathan and covers the history of the village from the Whippersnapper day it got its name in 1791 until itsestruction by the Nazis in 1941 following the exploits of his ancestors All of these sections have a very surreal uality They jump around in time Andrew Jackson: Pioneer and President (Garrard Discovery) different eras have glimpses into the past and future Everything that happens is completely bizarre and makes no sense It explores muchifficult topics such as the nature of life love and art and is in general much philosophical and harder to get your head aroundThese sections are split by letters from Alexander to Jonathan commenting on Jonathan s sections and introducing his own next sectionThe weird thing about this book is that at least for me it gets frustrating to read the author s crazy attempts at philosophy He wanders around so much it seems like he is trying to write a little mini story for every emotion he s every experienced in his entire life Normally I would Dear General: Eisenhower's Wartime Letters to Marshall discard a book like this and say Well it s a young author s overeager first attempt and he tried to cover too much However there are so many parts in Alex s letters and narrative where these things are addressed once Jonathan says something like I want to be a writer but I m not good yet and Alex asks a lot of uestions like Whyo you write like this and Why id you have the characters o that The incoherence of it all becomes a part of the greater logic of the novel which in turn provides an answer to the uestion Why Backfire: A History of How American Culture Led Us into Vietnam and Made Us Fight the Way We Did did Jewish people stay in Poland and Ukraine when they knew the Nazis were coming This books answer I imagine would be Because nothing anyoneid in the village s 150 year history made sense why should they have Colonial Living done the sensible thing in 1941The book is hilarious moving andisturbing among other things I can t help but be annoyed by its weird narrative and pointless philosophical musings but given that it bathes itself in its own strangeness it raises itself up and becomes a pretty awesome book Jonathan Safran Foer Everything Is Illuminated Dutton 2002My what a clever novelIn any case that I imagine is what Jonathan Safran Foer kept saying as he was writing this And really much about it is clever The comparisons to A Clockwork Orange are completely unwarranted as alex foer s ukrainian hero unwarranted as Alex Foer s Ukrainian hero the English language in a uite AL Wld Cons 83-85 Rev different way thanoes Burgess Alex A less politically correct but conceptually accurate comparison would be Charlie Chan as written by Earl Derr Biggers Foer s intertwining of stories is also uite clever and his use of the two narrators to tell the main storylinesHowever with all the cleverness going on Foer seems to have forgotten in many places to actually insert a novel Threads pick up in odd places and then Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus die with no fanfare never to be resurrected again the story has holes without being told an enough of an impressionist way to allow the reader to fill in enough blanks the characters are obviously there as vehicles to carry off the cleverness instead of being fully realized human beings In other words this is a linguistic roller coaster not a novelNot to say Foeroesn t write well when he forgets about the tricks and applies himself Especially in the novel s last eighty pages there are scenes of great beauty and tragedy that are conveyed in powerful manner that make the reader sit up and take notice The emotionl impact of every last one of them is ramatically undercut by Foer s following each with a needlessly scatological andor pornographic piece of attempted humor each of which fails because of its positioning but the tragic pieces themselves are extremely well written Unfortunately these scenes are all too "few One of them is going along swimmingly until he ecides to interject a Rick Moody esue three page unpunctuated "One of them is going along swimmingly until he Solitude: Seeking Wisdom in Extremes: A Year Alone in the Patagonia Wilderness decides to interject a Rick Moody esue three page unpunctuated Horrid And a trick he repeats a couple of times afterwards also throwing in run on words Even horridThe book is billed as a comedy and Foer tries to carry it off as such but when the finest written scenes are those of tragedy it s hard to call it a success as attempted Foer has the makings of a fineramatic writer once he gets away from being so consciously clever Sometimes reading makes me so angryDammitI m a freaking mess I realize this and I accept itUghWhy Jonathan Safran Foer Why Why Gods of the Blood: The Pagan Revival and White Separatism do youo this to me And why the hell are you so young I know that some call you gimmicky and think that you are just young I know that some call you gimmicky and think that you are just phosphoresce in the pannikin yes I too have access to Thesauruscom but I justjust spleen them They can read their Anderson and their Coetzee and leave us عشر ليال وراو dreamers alone I am Team Foer others beamned I still wish you weren t so freaking young thoughThe story is fragmented told through letters and hodgepodges of writings that might or might not be parts of. And into an unexpected pastBy turns comic and tragic but always passionate wildly inventive and touched with an indelible humanity this The Truth about Crocodiles: Seriously Funny Facts about Your Favorite Animals debut novel is a powerfuleeply felt story of searching for the past family and truth. Everything Is IlluminatedEverything Is Illuminated is one of the most focused books I ve read It The Queen's Conjurer: The Science And Magic Of Dr. Dee doesn t meander inappropriately and there s almost no excess Seriously this book s got less fat than Christian Bale in The Machinist It s either in full on comedy mode full on fanciful mode full onrama mode or some well balanced combination of the three Foer spent years editing the novel from his initial college thesis Challenged by Coeducation: Women's Colleges Since the 1960s draft and it shows in a good way There s no lag and given some of the other books I was reading at the time eg The Recognitions this leanness and pacing were very welcome Moreover Ion t think I ve ever been so off base with my preconceptions of a book I Airs of Providence d somehow come to the conclusion that the controversy surrounding Foer wasue to his pretentiousness and I was prepared for something in your face erudite clever showy and snarky since I Battle Line: The United States Navy, 1919-1939 d heard it was funny with his first effort This probably sounds idiotic for those of you familiar with Foer s work but that s what I was expecting The only uestion for me was would he be able to use his pretentiousness in a way that I find enjoyable But as I got into the book what I found was one of the least pretentious literary novels I ve ever read And perhaps this puts the backlash that this guy s received into a whole new light although I In Old Virginia don t want to get into that right now I rather talk about what Foer Graphs on Surfaces does andoes very well in Everything Is Illuminated First the humor This book is funny but not in the way I was expecting Foer s basically anti snarky And it s with his comedy style that he probably makes most of his enemies Instead of taking one of the modern American approaches to humor Foer utilizes the type of slapstick that ruled comedic cinema over 60 years ago and has or less Yellowstone: A Wilderness Besieged disappeared from popular culture Bold bold move And one that I as a long time Abbot and Costello fan happen to love I ve watched each Abbot and Costello movie between 3 and 25 times and while I think their routines are brilliant I m also aware that the majority of Americans under 40 would likely yawn or cringe through many of them It s just aifferent style full of classic gags sans sarcasm or irony and one where any constraints of realism are given the boot while the routine is in progress just like in Everything Is Illuminated From Alex s ludicrously over the top English where Foer nabs Wallace s gag of incorrectly substituting In Old Virginia: Slavery, Farming, and Society in the Journal of John Walker difficult words for easy ones to the hero s inconvenient vegetarianism from the absurdog behavior to the classic mistranslation humor reminiscent of the Peuod s encounter with the French Rose Bud Foer never wastes an opportunity to inject an episode of hilarity And to be honest he s not always successful But when it works and if you re susceptible to this style of humor you will laugh out loud I can t think of another book that blends this kind of extreme comedy with fanciful melancholy so well or even at all The initially hidden sadness builds in both the present Algebra of Probable Inference day storyline and the 18th century through WWII storyline to aramatic moment that Adirondack Detective Returns didn t uite have the impact on me that Foer reaches for and that others have experienced I m not especiallyisappointed about this although I am stuck knowing that I idn t experience the emotional tidal wave that this book is capable of unleashing But you mightHere I must rely on Excerpt From David Foster excerpt from David Foster s essay on Kafka s humor There no recursive word play or verbal stunt pilotry little in the way of wisecracks or mordant lampoon There is no body function humor in Kafka nor sexual entendre nor stylized attempts to rebel by offending convention No Pynchonian slapstick with banana peels or rapacious adenoids No Rothish satyriasis or Barthish metaparody or arch Woody Allenish kvetching There are none of the ba bing ba bang reversals of modern sit coms nor are there precocious children or profane grandparents or cynically insurgent co workers Ok so there s some word play and maybe Pynchonian slapstick could escribe a few scenes in Everything is Illuminated but since when was Thomas Pynchon s sense of humor considered part of contemporary US amusement Funny In a Tragic WayWhat would the English of a bright Ukrainian who had learnt it largely from local pop culture and a thesaurus sound like Hilarious actually Especially in the telling of a tale which has both been told so many times and can never be told adeuately the Holocaust There are two protagonists the author a "young Jewish man off to find his roots in a now famous but obliterated shtetl near "Jewish man off to find his roots in a now famous but obliterated shtetl near PolishUkrainian border and a young ambitious lad from a A Tale of New England: The Diaries of Hiram Harwood, Vermont Farmer, 1810-1837 disfunctional family in Odessa who acts as guide and subseuent interlocutor The author writes history of a post modernist sort the lad writes of the trip and comments on the author s text It is these latter comments that are most compelling because they reveal both the essential irrelevance of theestruction of European Jewry to the lives of those who have inherited the unexpurgated guilt of the massacres and the way in which that guilt remains an essential but unspoken feature of life Without the comedic language to make this contradictory point the book would likely fall flat With that language and it s gradual normalisation Testing Aircraft, Exploring Space: An Illustrated History of NACA and NASA during the course of the tale the book becomes a story of revelation Sorry but Iidn t care for this at all If Mr Nobody wrote a book about himself as the main character and used some uninventive malapropisms to make Butterfingers discussions with a foreigner amusing the book would be tossed But wait Foer went to Yale Unfortunately for me the uality of his writing shows me that nepotism will always beat out merit theseays Sorry to be harsh but really I found the writing to be uite poor Gimmicks as substance when it s 120 am and you re thinking about your favorite book of the year so far again and you realize you never posted your review and you just havetohavetohaveto let everyone know how much you loved itHo ly shithttpsemmareadstoomuchwordpresscoThis book was incredible Truly I ve taken the last hour or two to just kind of continue with my life and try to absorb that experience Because even though I ve been reading this book for almost three weeks bananas long for me it still feels like one cohesive experienceI just want to uote this book to you if that s okay Just for a hot sec There is no love only the end of love Between a grandfather. With only a yellowing photograph in hand a young man also named Jonathan Safran Foer sets out to find the woman who may or may not have saved his grandfather from the Nazis Accompanied by an old man haunted by memories of. And a grandson You have ghostsOf course I have ghostsWhat are your ghosts likeThey are on the inside of the lids of my eyesThis is also where my ghosts resideYou have ghostsOf course I have ghostsBut you are a childI am not a childBut you have not known loveThese are my ghosts The spaces amid love Maybe uoting it wasn t a good idea because I want to give swaths of it to you all I ll end up trying to trick you into reading by including ever lengthening passagesThese characters may very well stay with me for the rest of my life Lovely Alex with his love for his brother and his grandiose lies and his Christian Science on Trial dashedreams and his wonderfully terrible English Did you manufacture any Zs The metafiction how much is real Jonathan Safran Foer Christian Science on Trial: Religious Healing in America dedicated to his notebook staunch vegetarian Brod and her 613 sadnesses her love for everyone and everything and no one and nothing The Gypsy girl whose heart broke for Safran whom sheid not love and his books organized by the colors of their spines The shtetl of Trachimbrod its Trachimday and the Time of Dyed Hands and surname initialed residents Bitzl Bitzl R was my favoriteThis book sometimes gave me a feeling like my heart was swelling up My hand twitched for a pencil or a Post It while I read these lovely words but I was always too absorbed and soon forgot what I was trying to remember to Mothers of Heroes and Martyrs: Gender Identity Politics in Nicaragua, 1979–1999 do That feeling is why I readThis was slow to start and I almost god forbid DNFed it Can you imagine Even two thirds in I contemplated three stars sadly reminiscing on my vast love of Extremely Loud and Incredibly CloseI know this review isn t of YA or a book that s in right now or a new release I still hope you guys read this and will consider picking it up though Because I want to live inside this bookBottom line Ion t even know what to say I so badly want you to read it But if you Monsieur dEon Is a Woman do and youon t like it even when you get to the beautiful beautiful last seventy five pages please Tarinel's Song don t tell meI want to write like Jonathan Safran Foer can write One of the nice things about being stoned is the addedimension of humor or profundity that otherwise inconseuential things can assume in our impression of them I remember once having my mind blown at the idea of language and how any two unrelated people having been raised in the same country and while having no connection at all to each other or there being any crossover among those who have taught or influenced them can meet each other one The Architecture of Baltimore: An Illustrated History day and have a mutually intelligible conversation Fascinating right Well no not really but it sure as hell seems fascinating when you re highI feel as though the only way I could have read this book and found it as funny and profound as other readers found it is if I were completely and totally baked Everything Is Illuminated is essentially comprised of two narratives interwoven in a nonlinear arrangement The first is the account of a small Jewish settlement in the Ukraine which along with most of its uirky inhabitants is wiped out by the invading Nazis in 1941 The writer of this section is a fictionalized version of Foer himself who is airect Lifting the Fog of War descendant of some of these villagers The second narrative is that of a presentay Ukrainian who recounts his experiences with Foer as they try to locate a mysterious woman who Foer believes helped his family escape that aforementioned invasion The Ukrainian whose name is Alex is hired by the fictional Foer as a translator in his endeavorsWhile Alex is the source of much of #the book s comedy in his unintentional misuse of the English #book s comedy in his unintentional misuse of the English the comedic value stemming from this uickly ran ry for me I "Think There Is Also An Absurdity With Which Foer Describes "there is also an absurdity with which Foer escribes ancestral characters in the Ukrainian village called Trachimbrod but to me most of the uirkiness seemed forced and unnatural and ruined what could have provided an endearing element to the story I mean we re talking about a village wherein characters collect each other s tears in thimbles and send each other pieces of string that match the length of their body parts in order that their recipients be assuaged of any fear that their loved ones have changed BlechAnd then there are the sentences the ones I think are meant to sound eep and awe inspiring but which only come across as shallow and trite in my non Coloradan state of sobriety Sorry Coloradans but I guess that s your thing now Sentences for example like these We burned with love for ourselves all of us starters of the fire we suffered our love was the affliction for which only our love was the cureThey reciprocated the great and saving lie that our love for things is greater than our love for our love for things willfully playing the parts they wrote for themselves willfully creating and believing fictions necessary for lifeShe never ran from his fists but took them went to them certain that her bruises were not marks of violence but of violent loveThe Kolker was trapped in his body like "A Love Note In An "love note in an bottle whose script never fades or smudges and is never read by the eyes of the intended lover forced to hurt the one with whom he wanted most to be gentle Yes there is a lot of talk of love in this book I think JSF wrote it before he got himself hitchedAnyway there is a section toward the end of the novel uring which Alex s grandfather reveals an atrocity that occurred in his presence and in which he was involved and that revelation was very heartfelt and exemplifies possibly what JSF can be good at But it wasn t enough to rescue this book from its overall effect of having kind of irritated the crap out of me You are burned out So you suggested to your wife that the whole family spend the weekend in a beach resort You left the house in the morning Life's Worth: The Case Against Assisted Suicide drove the wholeay and arrived at the resort few hours before the sunset You Sweet Redemption dropped your thingsonned your beach wear went barefoot and hurriedly went straight to the shore The sand is not sugar like but the pain is bearable The wind is a bit cold and it gives you slight chills You ip your feet into the water It is still lukewarm since the sun is just about to set You start to swim Then you notice how beautiful the sun is The kaleidoscope of colors yellow orange bright orange red reddish orange It s like God s canvas spluttered I watched the movie of this first and loved it It was basically a movie about cultural misunderstanding and. The war; an amorous og named Sammy Davis Junior Junior; and the unforgettable Alex a young Ukrainian translator who speaks in a sublimely butchered English Jonathan is led on a uixotic journey over a The Unwanted Christmas Guest devastated landscape.