Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
Reviewed by Francine Prose
Half-million-dollar advance, excerpt in The New Yorker, already optioned by Liev Schreiber—and Foer had just turned 25.
LEAST-FAVORABLE PART OF THE REVIEW
“Big chunks of the book start to crumble in the last 50 pages or so. The Trachimbrod novel spins out into the ozone.”
His 9/11 novel, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, polarized critics with its postmodern pyrotechnics but still sold 200,000 copies.