Friday, June 19, 2009

Book Review - The Book Thief

The Book Thief
Markus Zusak

Incredible read!

From the clipped-quick style to the controversial content this is a truly magnificent book! Zusack has the rare ability to entrance the reader and stir emotions long subdued. He shows us that people are capable of incredible evil and delicate, heart-rending good. Although labeled Young Adult this is by no means a children’s book. Its Nazi Germany 1939-1945 and we understand at the outset that tragedy is in the making but Zusack surprises and delights us with this powerful tale and while we all know what’s going to happen I couldn’t stop turning pages at a furious rate. And, my word, how many books have you read where death is the narrator? I loved this book… you will too!

5 out of 5 Stars

The Alternative
February 21st, 2009
Southeast Wisconsin

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