Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Anybody familiar with this book, and/or the upcoming movie?  Check out the description that caught my eye:

Meet Oskar Schell, an inventor, Francophile, tambourine player,
Shakespearean actor, jeweler, pacifist, correspondent with Stephen
Hawking and Ringo Starr. He is nine years old. And he is on an urgent,
secret search through the five boroughs of New York. His mission is to
find the lock that fits a mysterious key belonging to his father, who
died in the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Of course, the Shakespearean bit could be all of about 2 lines of dialogue in the introduction of the character.  But I prefer to imagine something more along the lines of “Searching for Bobby Fischer”, where the kid just exudes this sort of genius for everything he does.


One thought on “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  1. Cassandra says:

    I just read that book recently and it was amazing! There are quite a few Shakespeare references, my personal favorite being Oskar's observation that there are more people currently living than have died in all of history. He concludes that this would cause difficulties if everyone in the world wanted to play Hamlet at once, because there would not be enough skulls.

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