I had this book waiting in my stack of to-reads for at least four years, but never felt like reading it. Now, after finally starting and finishing it, I am really glad I did, because I really enjoyed it and I think it's worth a read for everyone who has it also in a waiting position :)
At the beginning of this novel, I had a rather hard time getting into it, but after a rocky start, I was literally drawn into the story! I loved the playful makeup and appearance of the book, with a few graphic design elements and pictures here and there. The story of Oskar's family is an extraordinary one, reaching back to WWII, and building a bridge to the early 2000s and 9/11, loaded with personal difficulties and burdens, but also love and joy.