In a vase in a closet, a couple of years after his father died in 9/11, nine year-old Oskar discovers a key...
The key belonged to his father, he's sure of that. But which of New York's 162 million locks does it open?
So begins a quest that takes Oskar - inventor, letter-writer and amateur detective - across New York's five boroughs and into the jumbled lives of friends, relatives and complete strangers. He gets heavy boots, he gives himself little bruises and he inches ever nearer to the heart of a family mystery that stretches back fifty years. But will it take him any closer to, or even further from, his lost father?
Extremely Loud Incredibly Close
Truly one of the most interesting and unique fiction books I have ever read. It is told by the quirky 9 year old boy, Oskar, who finds a key that belonged to his father who was killed in the 911 tragedy and becomes determined to find what it unlocks. It takes the reader on a journey through highs and lows and introduces so many memorable characters that you would most likely find in the real boroughs on New York. Reviewed by 01zt.