Everything Is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer Very good story. I liked how it all fit in very well together and really opened up the general plot. It was beautifully written.I had seen the film before I read the book and found Grandfather much more likeable in the book, as did I prefer Sasha. They seemed to take out a lot of the camraderie between Jonathan, Sasha, and Grandfather, replacing it with camraderie between Jonathan and Sammy Davis, Jr., Jr.All in all, I preferred the book to the film and would definitely recommend it to anyone who has relatives that either were or likely lost in the world wars.