Wow, a very different book from what I am used to. The rambling text, the incredible thought processes, the crazy characters; very imaginative story-telling. It wasn't the tear-jerker I was led to believe, which is great, but it was very emotional none-the-less. I found that some of the questions posed about the mundane, mirrored my own, often questioning, thought process at times. Reading this around the tenthn anniversary of 9/11 was kind of poignant in it's own crazy way as well. I am looking forward to how the movie turns out. I wish I had a crystal ball to see how little Oskar turns out!!