Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

     Watch this fantastic video [below] of Markus Zusak discussing his book. He has a sexy accent and he talks about the book with such passion. I loved that this book is set from a German village giving us the opportunity to see their take on Hitler's Germany (it wasn't all Yeah Heil Hitler) and I enjoyed death as the narrator. It gave me a sense of peace at death's interaction in our daily lives.
     This book like Chris Cleave's Little Bee is about having hope in the midst of waiting. I highly recommend this book and plan to read other Zusak novels because of his ability to create such real characters and twist the storyline around.  If you, like me, let this one slip by-go find a copy and read it.  You won't be disappointed.

5/5 peaceful stars
Highly Recommended for HS and adult audience
Maw Books review of The Book Thief (2008)

p.s. I received this book in 2007 as an ARC (before I even blogged and knew what an advanced reader's copy really was); I passed it on to my son instead and then let it languish on my bookshelf!!