Friday, November 15, 2013

Five books focused on an object that sets the plot in motion

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Sara Brady tagged five "books focused on an object that sets the plot in motion," including:
In Jonathan Safran Foer’s 2005 novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, protagonist Oskar finds a key his father left behind before his death in the World Trade Center attacks. Inspired by the scavenger-hunting games he and his father used to play, Oskar sets out on a journey around New York, searching for the lock that fits the key. Foer’s self-consciously emotional style in his second novel—and his practice of inserting blank pages, random fonts, and superfluous pictures—isn’t for everyone, but if you want a kid on a quest, Oskar’s certainly a clever one (almost unnervingly so—he was played by an actual child Jeopardy! champ in the 2011 movie).
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue