Connect me with the Past.

I love you also means I love you more than anyone loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that no one loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that I love no one else, and never have loved anyone else, and never will love anyone else.

His name is Alex and he is a Ukrainian from a town called Odessa. Beautiful place indeed. He toils for Heritage Union and his father also named Alex asked him and his grandfather also named Alex to do a ‘touring’ and ‘english translating’ work for a Jew and a writer named Jonathan Safran Foer (who is also the name of the author of this book, yet a different person).

Jonathan Safran Foer, Jo-Fen, Safran, the Hero or the Jew is looking for a particular woman in a yellowing black and white photograph left by his grandfather who happened to save him (his grandpa) during the war. Her name is Augustine and she is beautiful. How can he find her in a long-lost shtetl named Trachimbod that was long destroyed by the Nazis? They traveled a long way down to find Trachimbrod, it’s unexpected past, his grandfather’s story and also finding Augustine. He imagined the history, the story of Trachimbrod, the magical love story of Brod, Yankel and the Kolker, how it is connected generations across time. Its full of love, memory, anger, passion, guilt and hope. This is a story about searching the people and the past of the people that is no longer existing or let’s say, are dead and the hidden truths are discovered to necessarily connect the past with the present and the future.

Everything is Illuminated, the first excellent book written by Jonathan Safran Foer and also made into a motion picture under the same name starring Elijah Wood as Jonathan Safran Foer. I wasn’t expecting the book to be that BORING on the first part, not that totally boring but because I don’t understand the some words and the events are coming so fast (how Trachim wasn’t found in the river Brod) and also how the dialouges are written. It confused me.

Book #26 for 2010

Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

Bookmarks: 3/4

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3 thoughts on “Connect me with the Past.

  1. it did have a slow start, but once everything started connecting–it was beautiful. =)

    the book and the movie have the same storyline, same plot. but they tackle the material very differently. now that you’ve read the book, try watching the film. it is more hilarious than the book (probably because of the ukrainian-accented english) but the heart of it is still there. =)

    • Is the movie really that good? I’m looking for a copy of it! I liked it when I saw the trailer and I think I’ll love Alex and the Sammy Davis Jr Jr. Haha. Thanks for the suggestion :)

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