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Here I Am By Jonathan Safran Foer Here I Am A monumental new novel from the bestselling author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close In the book of Genesis when God calls out Abraham before ordering him to sacri

  • Title: Here I Am
  • Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
  • ISBN: 9780241146187
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Paperback
  • Here I Am By Jonathan Safran Foer A monumental new novel from the bestselling author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, Abraham before ordering him to sacrifice his son, Isaac, Abraham responds, Here I am Later, when Isaac calls out, My father before asking him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, HereA monumental new novel from the bestselling author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, Abraham before ordering him to sacrifice his son, Isaac, Abraham responds, Here I am Later, when Isaac calls out, My father before asking him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, Here I am How do we fulfill our conflicting duties as father, husband, and son wife and mother child and adult Jew and American How can we claim our own identities when our lives are linked so closely to others These are the questions at the heart of Jonathan Safran Foer s first novel in eleven years a work of extraordinary scope and heartbreaking intimacy Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks in present day Washington, D.C Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis As Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East At stake is the meaning of home and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear Showcasing the same high energy inventiveness, hilarious irreverence, and emotional urgency that readers loved in his earlier work, Here I Am is Foer s most searching, hard hitting, and grandly entertaining novel yet It not only confirms Fo
    Here I Am By Jonathan Safran Foer

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    1. Elyse on said:

      Here I Am , is one of those type of books that is likely to receive every possible rating.nding on the readers perspective Readers can easily justify their options, positive or negative Rather than get tangled with debates about this novel controversy chit chat.These are my suggestions take them or leave them if on the fence about reading this book.If not clear Good reasons not to read this novel unrefined and vulgar dialogueoff putting characters are off putting to you.Graphic sex descriptions [...]

    2. Paul Bryant on said:

      If you piled up all the novels which make excruciating forensic microscopic sorrowful comedy out of failing marriages you could make a new Watts Tower out of them, there are so many, and somebody should really do that as an ART STATEMENT, it s like the default subject of the non genre novel, and all the sharp witty short story writers do it too, and a lot of them are really good at it, I could give you a list of all these stories and novels about horrible relationships between men and women, it [...]

    3. Violet wells on said:

      Whatever happened to editors I once read a biography of Max Perkins, editor to Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe, among others The deal back then seemed to be that a manuscript arriving at the offices was 70% done Perkins then gave his 10% and the final 20% was a collaboration of author and editor Nowadays it often seems editors do little than hunt out typos If Foer had had a Max Perkins essentially to curb his excesses, something Perkins did very well with Tom Wolfe this could have been a [...]

    4. Rebecca Foster on said:

      2.5 Is it a simple account of the implosion of two Washington, D.C fortysomethings marriage Or is it a sweeping epic of Judaism from the biblical patriarchs to imagined all out Middle Eastern warfare Can it succeed in being both I didn t really think so If this was simply a family novel of the Jonathan Franzen Jami Attenberg Jonathan Tropper variety about Jacob and Julia Bloch their three precocious sons, their adulterous urges, their amusing ancestors I might have liked it better The dialogue b [...]

    5. Helene Jeppesen on said:

      This was my first read by Jonathan Safran Foer and it was BEAUTIFUL It wasn t the writing which a lot of people seem to praise him for that affected me the most Actually, it s hard to put a finger on what exactly it was But several times during my reading of this novel I almost teared up because it affected me emotionally in a way that no other book has for a long time Here I Am combines a frustrating and hard every day family life with religion It deals with Jacob in America and Jews and Israel [...]

    6. Andrew Smith on said:

      Let me be clear, I only award one star to books I fail to finish I failed to finish this book In fact, I d barely started it I was probably no than an hour into this chunky seventeen hour audio version And I don t think I ve ever given up any book that early.The problems for me were 1 I didn t understand much of it2 I didn t like the bits I did understandI ve subsequently tried to read a couple reviews of the book, published in newspapers I respect, to see what I am missing out on But it seems [...]

    7. Saleh MoonWalker on said:

      Onvan Here I Am Nevisande Jonathan Safran Foer ISBN 241146186 ISBN13 9780241146187 Dar 571 Safhe Saal e Chap 2016

    8. Jaline on said:

      Sometimes Jacob convinced himself it was better with the swearing and brief flashes of nudity removed, that they were there only because the freedom to do such things had to be justified by exercising it This referenced a TV show that Jacob was a writer for, and my wish is that Jacob could have told the author not to exercise that freedom so that people could get past the first few chapters of this book without giving up.My experience of reading this book got off to a rocky start, but to be fair [...]

    9. Kirsty on said:

      Since the moment I heard that the god of contemporary authors, Jonathan Safran Foer, was going to be releasing a new novel, the barely concealed bookworm inside me has been almost continually squealing with excitement Whilst markedly different to the original information Escape from Children s Hospital was supposed to be released in 2015 his newest novel, Here I Am, is well worth the wait.The novel focuses upon a family living in Washington DC Jacob and Julia Bloch have been married for sixteen [...]

    10. ·Karen· on said:

      It isn t what it s talking about that makes a book Jewish it s that the book won t shut up Philip Roth Mind you, talking about bar mitzvahs and rituals and Holocaust and eruv and Zionism and homeland and Torah and kosher food and Israel and Hebrew and seder does kind of give the game away.Also it doesn t shut up.I come away exhausted the high octane disputatious posturing, the quick fire wordplay and cross talk, the swift montage of tweets and text messages and interior monologue and exterior di [...]

    11. Gill on said:

      Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer 2.5 stars 5 out of 10I was very impressed by Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, so was interested to read his latest work, Here I Am.I found the story disjointed to begin with, but after about 50 pages I settled into its pattern I thought the way that Julia and Jacob s relationship changed over time was developed in an interesting way It kept me eager to find out about them and their family I found the sections relating to the avatars [...]

    12. Emily May on said:

      2 1 2 stars Foer explores what it means to be a Jew in this epic, messy monster of a book He starts with a Franzen style look at the American family a spiraling web of relationships and conflicts that on its own would have still resulted in a dense, challenging work, but probably one significantly less convoluted and satisfying.The protagonist is Jacob a modern day version of the biblical man by the same name Much of his conflict internal and external is either about family or faith, reminiscen [...]

    13. Lauren on said:

      I was the perfect audience for this novel I m a huge fan of JSF s fiction, and I had a Jewish upbringing exactly like the one that was the focus of the book And yet Here I Amcontains several storylines that were unsuccessfully wound together We have the imagined destruction of Israel which could have made for a grand and fascinating telling, but it was a or less an abandoned plot line We also have the destruction of a marriage, but there was nothing there we haven t seen before.There were no fl [...]

    14. Roman Clodia on said:

      A messy, chaotic book that zooms between big ideas and forges massive connections between the personal and political, between the family and the state of Israel As a marriage falls apart, so does the Middle East when a huge earthquake devastates Israel and allows it to be invaded by a pan Arab Muslim alliance JSF uses these dual scenarios to explore issues of identity and Jewishness, fractures between Jews and Israelis, and questions of national identity versus common humanity The whole book rea [...]

    15. Dennis Jacob Rosenfeld on said:

      A book about the slow disintegration of a marriage while constantly meditating on what it means to be Jewish I spend almost three weeks reading it while working on my Master s Thesis I found it to be quite beautiful and at times heartbreaking I m curious as to what gentile readers think of it Foer is not very inclusive and I imagine that to someone unfamiliar with Judaism and Jewish culture lots of concepts, words and philosophical discussions will seem foreign and impenetrable.

    16. Simone Subliminalpop on said:

      Indeciso fino all ultimo tra 3 o 4 stelle.Personaggi e scrittura non si discutono, ottimi livelli per entrambi.Dialoghi scritti magistralmente, forse troppo per io dei bambini che parlano ragionano cos li farei internare e sicuramente troppi.La trama principale viene resa molto bene, mentre la sottotrama che riguarda la guerra d Israele forse la parte pi debole e non cosa da poco, rivelandosi comunque abbastanza portante per il romanzo Molta attenzione per l essere umano e relativamente poca per [...]

    17. Gemma on said:

      Not an easy one for my first ever review This is a long novel with a lot going on Perhaps a little too much There were large parts I absolutely loved The family life of Jewish couple Jacob and Julia Bloch, their three boys and dog was riveting I can t recall a novel that depicts the growing tensions between a husband and wife as razor sharp in its insights as this And Foer is so good at getting the amazing and profound things young children can suddenly come out with I loved the three boys in th [...]

    18. Jaclyn Crupi on said:

      Foer has written a the great Jewish American novel This book is INTENSLY personal and ambitious It explores the breakdown of a marriage and religious identity for Jewish Americans and Israelis Where it truly succeeds transcends is the marriage relationship family kids pets parents stuff It s very easy to feel you are reading an account of Foer and Krauss s marriage ending But I dislike when critics readers equate the author with the fiction And yet Where it gets a little heavy self indulgent ove [...]

    19. Nathan "N.R." Gaddis on said:

      I assume this kind of thing is what folks have in mind when they do the whole eye roll PoMo ugh thing.

    20. Greg Zimmerman on said:

      First appeared at thenewdorkreviewofbooksHere I Am, Jonathan Safran Foer s first novel in 11 years the most anticipated novel of the year for many book nerds, me included is a massive tome that sort of meanders through a bunch of big, important questions What does it mean to be a Jewish man in this crazy world How can any marriage survive the pressures of modern culture And just what is Israel Yeah, that last one throws you for a loop when Foer branches out and goes all geo political Again, this [...]

    21. Ammar on said:

      Imagine Franzen and Foer blending their words and worlds together in a literary blender This novel would be the result An epic of American Jewishness and of a world of Wars and a family Jacob the family man The son and the father The modern time image of the Old Testament namesake living in the modern world and facing real dilemmas This book was supposed to be one of the major event of the fall reading catalogue but it sort of felt short due to the vastness and the book going everywhere.

    22. Cindie Harp on said:

      Never has my overinflation of good books bothered me as much as it does now This book is deserving of the 5 stars, and if all the others are as well, maybe it deserves .I have never been a fan of JSF, and have felt lesser for it This book gripped me from beginning to end I began to think in JSF esque sentences my father in law called as I was finishing this book, and because i was still thinking and therefore, talking like the narrator of this book, I am sure he was than a little frightened of [...]

    23. Wiebke (1book1review) on said:

      This is a book about identity and communication And how both affect the individual and society The writing is amazing as usual, although I really have to read it again to see how it lives up to that and what else I will discover and feel.I think my thoughts are best captured in my video review youtube watch v Qk JT

    24. Amy on said:

      So much about the experience of this blew me away First, I should mention that I was aware for the last three months, that this was a Community Group Read, culminating in an event tonight with the author Our local Jewish Federation in Boston, known as Combined Jewish Philanthropies, began a program called Learn On Their first event for Read On was this book, the motto for the event being One City, One Book, A Million Conversations There were online chat groups, there were smaller events around t [...]

    25. Marcello S on said:

      1 Il grande romanzo americano ebreo, nel 2016 Se ha senso come definizione 2 Avete presente Libert di Franzen Siamo da quelle parti Aggiungeteci ebrei dappertutto.3 Temi principali il matrimonio, l essere genitore, l identit nazionale e religiosa, ebrei americani vs ortodossi, guerre e catastrofi varie 4 Pieno di allusioni, caotico, disordinato, con una narrazione non lineare Coi pro e i contro della faccenda 5 Che passi dall amarlo al volerlo lanciare contro il muro in frazioni rapide di tempo. [...]

    26. David on said:

      I wanted to like this book, but I could not get past the stream of raunchy textings Parts of this book were so humorous, others were very touching Jacob s three super precocious sons were just hilarious Does anybody really talk like that I just loved Jacob s father no wishy washiness there, for sure I thought that the book would be right up my alley after all, it is about a suburban Washington family, growing up in an environment very similar to the one I grew up in The story mentions many of th [...]

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