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The Book Thief

Having just finished reading Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief I struggle to put the experience into words. It is easily one of the most emotionally enthralling books I’ve read, and one of very very few that could bring tears to my eyes.

The story is narrated by Death, and tells the tale of a young girl living through Nazi Germany. It’s strength lies in the exquisite writing style and absolutely real characters. The novel also maintains a poignant balance between the occasional beauty of the world, and the overwhelming pain and suffering of the time.

This is definitely worth reading.


  1. ig
    Posted 27 Sep ’09 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    The rate at which you are producing book reviews is disturbing. Have you been doing nothing but read?

    That said, I agree. One of the best books I’ve ever read.

  2. Posted 27 Sep ’09 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

    Frighteningly enough I have been doing plenty of other things… I’ve just got into a good pattern of spending free time reading, which is rather rewarding.

  3. Posted 22 Jul ’10 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

    I loved loved this book. Your review sums it up nicely. It has become one of my all time favourites.

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