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The Book Thief is one of my favorite books. I love the way it is told from the POV of death; that's so clever and unique. the story is well-crafted and the language is simply unrivaled by almost anything else I've read. It paints a vivid picture of life in Germany during WW2 and the psych of the German people at that time.
Does Death take away from humanity, or does it do it to itself?
(yes, that's 13 words. oh well.)
I adore this book, it entranced me from beginning to end. The characters were fresh and not story-already-told people like from a lot of books about the Holocaust. I felt the relationships between them were so strong you really felt like the were all sitting in the bomb shelter yesterday, not in a fiction world. This is also one of the saddest books I've ever read, many tissues were used in the reading of this book. But crying doesn't ruin books for me, so two thumbs up to The Book Thief! Also, to anyone else who enjoyed it, you should all read I Am the Messenger, also by Markus Zusak.
When death is close, life strives to be vibrant.
I love this book its so sad but it's so beautiful. I think the fact that the story is told threw death's eyes is what makes it so special and unique. It allows us to really appreciate each scene in the book as whole ideas instead of parts of the whole. Both the Book Thief and the Messenger are ridiculously good, Marcus Zuzak is a gifted author.
I just gave that book away to a neighbor today D:
This book is amazing. So far I've read it 3 times and died at the end ever time. I mean, there's crying, and then there's BOOK THIEF crying. I talk about it too much so I'm not really going to say anything else, but I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE.
What happened to the girl who made DEATH sob?
I absolutely adore this book. It's probably one of my favorites of all time. The language is absolute poetry, and the imagery makes you feel like you're actually there, but seeing things in ways you never thought to see them before. I also love that it's from the point of view of the Germans, which is rarer in WWII novels. My favorite part of all is the the characters, though. They're so vibrant and real and funny and flawed.
Death watches as humanity thrives and destroys