Friday, April 21, 2006

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

This book is amazing!!! I read almost all of it on Easter Sunday and finished with tears in my eyes for the last 25 pages. The narrator of this story is death, but the protagonist is a child who steals books from Nazi book burnings. Her voice and heart-breaking story is so endearing. Zusak's book has been marketed to young adults in some countries, but was released as an adult novel in the United States. It reminded me a lot of Jonathan Safron Foer's style, especially with the graphic sections and switches in point of view. I highly recommend this amazing book. You will not be able to put it down.


be_zen8 said...

Thats really interesting - I must get it from the library. I generally dislike historical fiction. Did you find it incredibly historical in its style or more of a character study?

Linda Lackey said...

It is not incedibly historical. It is more of a narrative experiment and has lots of interesting uses on text on the page, including a few graphic sections and an illustrated fable.

be_zen8 said...

I just finished it and absolutely loved it, like you. I put a little review up, but its hard to write much about books you like so much!