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

    Deborah Moggach
  • A darkly hilarious mile-a-minute novel

    Guardian
  • Foer has stretched and expanded the possibilities of the novel without losing either intellectual integrity or emotional honesty. Here I Am is not just bold, it is brave... It will be remembered when all the dinner party novels are long forgotten

    Scotsman
  • Highly enjoyable and extremely funny... Foer is an absolute master of his fictional universe

    Times Literary Supplement
  • Emotional depth and dramatic maturity... Unarguably Foer's most substantial and impressive work yet

    Herald
  • 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
  • A brilliantly acrobatic imagination

    Sunday Times