After reading Jonathan Safran Foer's second book, I opted to read the first. Honestly...I didn't like it quite as much as the second. It was a little more risque and I didn't enjoy reading it as much as Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. I love the cover though. I borrowed my copy from my friend Brigham Barnes. His copy was blue and orange...if I remember right (I should because i forgot to give it to him after finishing it for a whole month later. ooops.) Swell idea to have all different colors. Nifty.