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After a good, long run, we have decided to close our forums in an effort to refocus attention to other sections of the site. Fortunately for you all, we're living in a time where discussion of a favorite topic now has a lot of homes. So we encourage you all to bring your ravenous love for discussion to Chuck's official Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram. And, as always, you can still post comments on all News updates. Thank you for your loyalty and passion over the years. These changes will happen June 1.

I have a love-hate relationship with Jonathan Safran Foer (I don't think he's in on it), but I can't say I didn't enjoy Everything Is Illuminated. I've discussed my misgivings, largely unrelated to his actual writings, at length in the thread appropriate to that book, but here, I'm wondering if anyone's read the new one; I'd love to hear some reviews. I have a feeling I will again love the modern magical realism and find myself fighting pangs of jealousy for not writing two terrific novels by 25, but I want to be sure. The ungodly priced hardcover might be one of my tax return indulgences with enough convincing.