Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

This is an extraordinary book. It is not just the story of a girl in Nazi Germany. It is about love, pain, loss, and, well…life.

Zusak is a gifted writer, a true wordsmith. Even though much of the subject matter of the book was gruesome, the writing was so well done the book was a delight to read.
It is no wonder that the book is a best seller. It is no wonder that it has been chosen for book discussions and “community reads” projects.
I don’t know how to describe the book. You’ll just have to read it.
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