Are the parentheses and the question mark needed?

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At home, the boy describing the attack reminded me of two similar occurrences (déjà vu?) I had encountered.
asked Jul 08 '13 at 17:42 tom Masri New member

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They are not really needed, but they add color and vividness to the sentence. I personally would keep it as it is.

link comment answered Jul 09 '13 at 00:57 Elin Tomov Contributor

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