The Book Thief
It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster... show more
It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.
Publish date: September 18th 2007
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Pages no: 552
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Book Club
, Books About Books
, World War II
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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, ...