Reviews

  • Publisher's description. The New York Times bestselling new novel from the author of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Wildly exhilarating and profoundly moving, this is the story of a man in crisis, a family imploding, a planet on the brink of disaster. Here I Am is a great American novel for our times, a masterpiece about how we live now.

    Penguin
  • Towering and glorious: a tale of social, familial and marital breakdown . . . and the End of the World. The funniest literary novel I have ever read.

    The Times
  • An ambitious platter of intellection and emotion. Its observations are crisp; its intimations of doom resonate; its jokes are funny. Foer's best and most caustic novel, filled with so much pain and regret that your heart sometimes struggles to hold it all. Has more teeming life in it than several hundred well-meaning and well-reviewed books of midlist fiction put together.

    New York Times
  • A brilliantly acrobatic imagination

    Sunday Times
  • Foer writes like a dream. . . big-hearted, courageous and jaw-droppingly clever

    Deborah Moggach
  • Provocative . . . very, very funny. Dialogue pings, as animated and inventive as an Aaron Sorkin script.

    Sunday Times
  • Lays bare the interior of a marriage with such intelligence and deep feeling and pitiless clarity, it's impossible to read it and not re-examine your own family.

    TIME
  • Terrific, truthful, extremely funny and heartbreaking.

    New Statesman
  • A rich, beautifully written, ambitious and grandly moving novel, which looks both at the world at large and at the deepest concerns of individual lives.

    Evening Standard
  • Unarguably Foer's most substantial and impressive work yet.

    Herald