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Here I Am, by Jonathan Safran Foer

ktzos's review against another edition

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fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.5

erimuskae's review against another edition

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5.0

This was a very difficult book for me to read in that it took me about a month to actually get through even with reading it about an hour a day. This is due to the constant jump between places and time without any clear indication that it was going to do so. The subject matter dealt with Jewish identity in America and how being Jewish affected the self in turn with other connections to other people. I loved the underlying themes though. It made me think about my own connections with other people and myself.

lammeyb's review against another edition

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dark emotional tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

pizzabrot's review against another edition

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3.0

3.0 or 3.5, not sure...that ending, oh my god

mattp1993's review against another edition

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challenging emotional funny inspiring reflective sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

lulu_readsalot's review against another edition

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4.0

it was great and beautifully written, yet i felt like it would never end, like moses leading his people through the desert

linbronkhorst's review against another edition

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emotional reflective sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

readers_block's review against another edition

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1.0

I was so excited for this one: having loved Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, I couldn't wait to read this one.

I DNFed at about 200 pages. It was just far too pretentious for me. As far as I could tell, there was no real plot, just the overwrought musings of a dysfunctional family. I wanted to push myself to finish but honestly, I just didn't care what happened.

schlabber42's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5