Started reading Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and fear that my disdain for his first novel has carried over. His first novel was like a comedy skit that went on too long. And though I'm only 40 pages in to Extremely Loud, it seems like he was continued to beat the dead horse. I can see why people may think he's creative and that his storytelling is unique, but I think it's tedious. He takes the easy way out.