Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safron Foer

4 Feb

Challenges: Rory Gilmore Challenge
1001 Books to Read

Synopsis – A young man arrives in the Ukraine, clutching in his hand a tattered photograph. He is searching for the woman who fifty years ago saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Unfortunately, he is aided in his quest by Alex, a translator with an uncanny ability to mangle English into bizarre new forms; a ‘blind’ old man haunted by memories of the war; and an undersexed guide dog named Sammy Davis Jr, Jr. What they are looking for seems elusive – a truth hidden behind veils of time, language and the horrors of war. What they find turns all their worlds upside down.

My Thoughts – This was an interesting book for me. I wasnt overly keen on it, for some reason i just couldnt like it. I didnt really get into it at the begining and i think this might be why. I did find it a little confusing at the begining as it jumped about a little bit. However, i really enjoyed the storyline. I think i will give this a re-read at some point as i think that i might enjoy it a bit more then.

Rating – 3/5


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