Long, weird but pleasing read from a gifted writer

Here I Am, By Jonathan Safran Foer

2nd October, 2016
Jonathan Safran Foer: not just any novelist

What happens when a wunderkind has a midlife crisis? The answer might be something like Here I Am, Jonathan Safran Foer’s extremely long and incredibly weird third novel. Here I Am begins in domestic stasis and veers, halfway through, into imagined geopolitical catastrophe. In other words, the novel itself has a midlife crisis.

What’s up? Whither the prodigy who published the dazzling, irritating, profound Everything is Illuminated at 25, and the just-plain-irritating Extremely...

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