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Read The Book Thief mobi ↠ Hardcover ↠ ☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ The Book Thief By Markus Zusak ✩ – Librarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found hereIt is 1939 Nazi Germany The country is holding its breath Death has never been busier and will be busier stillBy her brother's graveside Li Left behind there by accident and it is her first act of book thievery So begins a love affair with books and words as Liesel with the help of her accordian playing foster father learns to read Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book burnings the mayor's wife's library wherever there are books to be foundBut these I hate it when this happens I truly do It makes me feel wrong inside when everyone else loves a book that I find to be underwhelming I mean what's wrong with me?? Did I not get it?? Obviously it must be a lack of intelligence or something because everyone seems to rate this 5 stars I was looking through my friend reviews hoping that someone would share my opinion at least a tiny bit and seeing 5 stars 5 stars 45 stars 5 stars I can appreciate that Markus Zusak is a very talented writer some of the phrases he uses are beautiful and highly uotable reminiscent of poetry than prose And the story idea? A tale narrated by Death and set in Nazi Germany original and ominous But it was the story telling that never really worked for me This is one of those incredibly slow subtle books that are told in a series of anecdotes and are meant to cleverly build up a bigger picture but the stories just didn't interest meI could imagine I was reading a collection of short stories and not a full length novel about playground fights developing friendships WWI stories and death The book felt almost episodic in nature These stories are supposed to come together and form a novel that is all kinds of awesome but it was so bland I also think that nearly 600 pages of subtlety can make you want to throw yourself off the nearest tall building anyone read To the Lighthouse and spend 99% of it just wishing they'd get to the effin' lighthouse? I'm giving this book 3 stars for the pretty words and the concept But other than that this book unfortunately won't stay with me I find it an easily forgettable novel I'm sorry Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Store

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Librarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found hereIt is 1939 Nazi Germany The country is holding its breath Death has never been busier and will be busier stillBy her brother's graveside Liesel's life is changed when she picks up a single object partially hidden in the snow It is The Gravedigger's Handbook UPDATE AUG 26 2016 This review has been here 8 years has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressedIf you want to talk about the book or why you liked it or anything else feel free UPDATE FEB 17 2014 I wrote this review 4 years ago on a foreign keyboad so I'm well aware that I spelled Chekhov's name wrong I'm not going to fix it so please don't drive my review further up in the rankings by commenting on the misspelling You're very dear but I know his name is Anton and not Antonin On that same note you don't need to add comments telling me that I didn't like the book because I don't know how to read and don't understand metaphors I actually have an MA in in English Lit so I do know how to read much better than you do in fact Now uit bothering me before I go get my PhD and then really turn into a credential touting ass UPDATE JULY 10 2013 To all jr high students who find themselves grossly offended by my review please remember that every time you leave a comment here you push my review up even higher in the rankings Please save us both time and energy by not commenting Thnx This was the biggest piece of garbage I've ever read after The Kite Runner Just as with The Kite Runner I'm somewhat shocked that this book is a bestseller and has been given awards chewed up and swallowed by the literary masses and regarded as greatness Riiiight The whole thing can be summed up as the story of a girl who sometimes steals books coming of age during the Holocaust Throw in the snarky narration by Death nifty trick except that it doesn't work a few half assed drawings of birdies and swastikas senseless and often laughable prose that sounds like it was pulled from the poetry journal of a self important 15 year old and a cast of characters that throughout are like watching cardboard cutouts walking around VERY SLOWLY and that's the novel Here are some humble observations First chances are that you Mr Zusak are not Antonin Chekhov You are therefore incapable of properly describing the weather for use as a literary device and you end up sounding like an asshole Don't believe me?I like a chocolate colored sky Dark dark chocolate Really? Do you now? The sky was dripping Like a tap that a child has tried it’s hardest to turn off but hasn’t uite managed” Really?? Wow Next you'll tell me that the rain was like a shower I'm moved Oh how the clouds stumbled in and assembled stupidly in the sky Great obese clouds Yes Stupid obese clouds They need an education and a healthy diet Next chances are that you Mr Zusak are not William Styron or any one of the other small handful of authors that can get away with Holocaust fiction They've done their research had some inkling of writing ability and were able to tell fascinating stories You invented a fake town in Germany probably so you didn't have to do any research and told a long winded and poorly written story and in 500 pages you couldn't even make it to 1945 so you sloppily dropped off and wrapped it up in 1943 What's the point of writing historical fiction if you can't even stay within the basic confines of that hisotrical event? For me this does nothing than trivialize the mass murder of over 6 million peop

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The Book ThiefAre dangerous times When Liesel's foster family hides a Jew in their basement Liesel's world is both opened up and closed downIn superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity award winning author Markus Zusak has given us one of the most enduring stories of our timeNote this title was not published as YA fictio I give this 5 stars BUT there is a disclaimer If you want a fast read this book is not for you If you only like happy endings this book is not for you If you don't like experimental fiction this book is not for you If you love to read and if you love to care about the characters you read about and if you love to eat words like they're ice cream and if you love to have your heart broken and mended on the same page this book is for you This story is narrated by Death during World War II and it is the story of a young German girl who comes of age during one of the most horrific times in recent history Death has a personality If something bad is about to happen Death warns you ahead of time My favorite part is when he stomps on a framed picture of Hitler on his way to retrieve a thousand souls from a bomb raid Death is trying to understand the human race as much as the humans are When his job becomes unbearable he watches the color of the sky as he gathers the souls and carries them away The descriptions of the sky are like nothing I've ever read A few uotes In years to come he would be a giver of bread not a stealer proof again of the contradictory human being So much good so much evil Just add water p164The town that afternoon was covered in a yellow mist which stroked the rooftops as if they were pets and filled up the streets like a bath p247He was a black suit than a man His face was a mustache p413He does something to me that boy Every time It's his only detriment he steps on my heart He makes me cry p531There was once a strange small man He decided three important details about his life 1 He would part his hair from the opposite side to everyone else 2 He would make himself a small strange mustache 3 He would one day rule the world Yes the Fuhrer decided that he would rule the world with words p445