Study Guide

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Genre

By Jonathan Safran Foer


Literary Fiction 

With its focus on the inner world of its characters, its serious subject matter, and striking writing style, we'll call this novel Literary Fiction. Foer aims for more than just telling a story here; he gives us an array of complicated characters with overlapping storylines, told in an inventive and unusual way. (This had many critics screaming, BTW.)