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by Markus Zusak
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runner rated it 6 months ago
What makes this story unique and a novel enjoyed by both young and old is due primarily to two outstanding elements. First, is the use of "Death" as the narrator; Death is devoid of all emotion and his role is simple that of an impartial observer and the story teller of events as they unfold. He re...
Graciem rated it 8 months ago
This is my absolute favorite book! I have read a lot of Holocaust novels, but this one really sticks out. The characters are very complex. This book also has an extremely unique and thought-provoking element (if you have read it,you know what I mean.)
Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it 11 months ago
I didn't even bring this book home for myself. It is the strange way that my story with what arguably has become my favourite book begins. I didn't bring it for myself, but still, being me I couldn't resist picking it up and reading a little bit. Only for then, I had to say, sorry, I'm keeping it fo...
"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it 11 months ago
Nobody needs a review from me of a book that's been around forever, but I was so affected by this one that I feel a need to at least commemorate that much. I read it a few weeks ago, and the characters are still with me. I'm still affected by this book, and I'm sure I will be for a very long time. ...
AMAITKEN.COM Book Reviews rated it 2 years ago
I started the book on my ride back from Prague. I found this quirky book after looking up the last years (or two years ago, maybe three) top books. This stumbled right into my palms, and I ordered it straight away. Now, it’s not my usual book, which may, possibly, be an explanation for why it’s not ...
Burfobookalicious rated it 2 years ago
The word 'superb' is not one I bandy about lightly, but it seems eminently appropriate for "The Book Thief" by Marcus Zusak. Not only is it inventive in the use of Death as a narrator, which adds a peculiar perspective to the story and confers so much more than a simple device, but the plot and char...
Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads
Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads rated it 3 years ago
Where do I even begin with this? I have so many mixed feelings. Let's start at the beginning. It's told by Death. I found that amazingly unique. The writing style is whacky but once you get it, it flows well enough. It involves Nazi Germany, which is never a wonderful, joyful topic. It always...
Cheri's Book Blog
Cheri's Book Blog rated it 3 years ago
This is, without a doubt, one of the best books I've ever read. Here's what I knew about it going in: it takes place during WWII and has Nazis in it. Not a lot to go on. It had been on my TBR list for a long time but I kept passing it by, just not sure what it was about or if I was in the right fram...
Midu Reads
Midu Reads rated it 3 years ago
Some parts were beautiful. A few examples: "Pfiffikus!" she echoed, quickly adopting the appropriate cruelty that childhood seems to require. ...humans like to watch a little destruction. Sand castles, house of cards... Others were just weird. Look at this one: I carried them in my fingers, ...
Afterwords rated it 3 years ago
The Book Thief has been reviewed many times over. I bet everything that could be said about it, already has been. But... as a Jew, reading this book, I feel obligated to add in my two cents. So bear with me. This is going to be a very personal review. In fact, it's going to speak largely about thing...
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