(The Book Thief) PDF NEW Ù Markus Zusak

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The Book Thief

The Book Thief Read µ 5 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. This is a book to treasure a new classic I absolutely loved itSet in Germany in the years 1939 1943 The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years So in a way they are both book thieves Liesel steals randomly at first and later methodically but she s never greedy Death pockets Liesel s notebook after she leaves it forgotten in her grief amongst the destruction that was once her street her home and carries it with himLiesel is effectively an orphan She never knew her father her mother disappears after delivering her to her new foster parents and her younger brother died on the train to Molching where the foster parents live Death first encounters nine year old Liesel when her brother dies and hangs around long enough to watch her steal her first book The Gravedigger s Handbook left lying in the snow by her brother s graveHer foster parents Hans and Rosa Herbermann are poor Germans given a small allowance to take her in Hans a tall uiet man with silver eyes is a painter of houses etc and plays the accordian He teaches Liesel how to read and write Rosa is gruff and swears a lot but has a big heart and does laundry for rich people in the town Liesel becomes best friends with her neighbour Rudy a boy with hair the colour of lemons who idolises the black Olympic champion sprinter Jesse Owens One night a Jew turns up in their home He s the son of a friend of Hans from the first world war the man who taught him the accordian whose widowed wife Hans promised to help if she ever needed it Hans is a German who does not hate Jews though he knows the risk he and his family are taking letting Max live in the basement Max and Liesel become close friends and he writes an absolutely beautiful story for her called The Standover Man which damn near broke my heart It s the story of Max growing up and coming to Liesel s home and it s painted over white painted pages of Mein Kampf which you can see through the paintWhenever I read a book I cannot help but read it in two ways the story itself and how it s written They re not uite inseparable but they definitely support each other With The Book Thief Markus Zusak has shown he s a writer of genius an artist of words a poet a literary marvel His writing is lyrical haunting poetic profound Death is rendered vividly a lonely haunted being who is drawn to children who has had a lot of time to contemplate human nature and wonder at it Liesel is very real a child living a child s life of soccer in the street stolen pleasures sudden passions and a full heart while around her bombs drop maimed veterans hang themselves bereaved parents move like ghosts Gestapo take children away and the dirty skeletons of Jews are paraded through the townMany things save this book from being all out depressing It s never morbid for a start A lively humour dances through the pages and the richness of the descriptions as well as the richness of the characters hearts cannot fail to lift you up Also it s great to read such a balanced story where ordinary Germans even those who are blond and blue eyed are as much at risk of losing their lives of being persecuted as the Jews themselvesI can t go any further without talking about the writing itself From the very first title page you know you re in for something very special indeed The only way to really show you what I mean is to select a few uotes and I wish I was better at keeping track of lines I loveAs he looked uncomfortably at the human shape before him the young man s voice was scraped out and handed across the dark like it was all that remained of him p187 Imagine smiling after a slap in the face Then think of doing it twenty four hours a day That was the business of hiding a Jew p239The book was released gloriously from his hand It opened and flapped the pages rattling as it covered ground in the air More abruptly than expected it stopped and appeared to be sucked towards the water It clapped when it hit the surface and began to float downstream p325So many humans So many colours They keep triggering inside me They harass my memory I see them tall in their heaps all mounted on top of each other There is air like plastic a horizon like setting glue There are skies manufactured by people punctured and leaking and there are soft coal coloured clouds beating like black hearts And then There is death Making his way through all of it On the surface unflappable unwavering Below unnerved untied and undone p331After ten minutes or so what was most prominent in the cellar was a kind of non movement Their bodies were welded together and only their feet changed position or pressure Stillness was shackled to their faces They watched each other and waited p402People and Jews and clouds all stopped They watched As he stood Max looked first at the girl and then stared directly into the sky who was wide and blue and magnificent There were heavy beams planks of sun falling randomly wonderfully onto the road Clouds arched their backs to look behind as they started again to move on It s such a beautiful day he said and his voice was in many pieces A great day to die A great day to die like this pp543 4Writing like this is not something just anyone can do it s true art Only a writer of Zusak s talent could make this story work and coud get away with such a proliferation of adjectives and adverbs to write in such a way as to revitalise the language and use words to paint emotion and a vivid visual landscape in a way you d never before encountered This is a book about the power of words and language and it is fitting that it is written in just such this way The way this book was written also makes me think of a musical or an elaborate flamboyant stage play It s in the title pages for each part in Death s asides and manner of emphasing little details or even speech in the way Death narrates giving us the ending at the beginning giving little melodrammatic pronouncements that make you shiver It s probably the first book I ve read that makes me feel how I feel watching The Phantom of the Opera if that helps explain itAnd it made me cry

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The Book Thief Read µ 5 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 put off reading this book for the library book club Here are my three reasons for doing so1 It s a Young Adult Book I am an Adult It can t be that good if it s written for young people2 It s about the Holocaust and I think we ve all heard enough about that The author will probably even focus on colors among the grays as in Schindler s List3 I have WAY too many other books to readAfter avoiding the book for as long as possible I sat down hoping to enjoy it enough to gain some clever comments for the book groupTurns out most of my concerns were right But one other thing was also true THIS BOOK ROCKSThe first thing any review will say about this book is that it is narrated by death So I might as well get it out of the way Death the Hooded One the Angel of the Night narrates He is very busy during the war years as you might expect Some people claim this is a mere gimmick and that the story is strong enough as it is I agree that this is a strong story it moves like a sailboat on a brisk day but I think the choice to tell it through Death was a good one Death foreshadows constantly so we know a bit about which of the characters will die Instead of ruining the shock value this heightened my anticipation and dread And isn t that how people feel during war They know some of them are bound to die They know they will lose loved ones It s one long hellish wait to see how it will turn out It s also an unusual take on the Holocaust because it focuses on Liesel an orphaned German girl living in Hitler s birthplace Liesel The Book Thief and the other characters in this book are rich interesting and wily I say wily because at points in the book you hate them but they change and you grow to love them For instance Liesel s adopted mother is a foul mouthed abusive sharp woman SPOILER When Liesel s adopted father is shipped off to war however Liesel creeps through the house to see Rosa sleeping with her husband s accordian strapped around her waist Rosa s changes prove one of the greatest reasons to read good literature to get insight into the type of people we don t usually give a second chance Duplicity young people2 It s about the Holocaust and I think we ve all heard enough about that The author will probably even focus on colors among the grays as in Schindler s List3 I have WAY too many other books to readAfter avoiding the book for as long as possible I sat down hoping to enjoy it enough to gain some clever comments for the book groupTurns out most of my concerns were right But one other thing was also true THIS BOOK ROCKSThe first thing any review will say about this book is that it is narrated by death So I might as well get it out of the way Death the Hooded One the Angel of the Night narrates He is very busy during the war Don't Try This at Home How to Win a Sumo Match Catch a Great White Shark Start an Independent Nation and Other Extraordinary Feats For Ordinary People years as Who Was Seabiscuit? you might expect Some people claim this is a mere gimmick and that the story is strong enough as it is I agree that this is a strong story it moves like a sailboat on a brisk day but I think the choice to tell it through Death was a good one Death foreshadows constantly so we know a bit about which of the characters will die Instead of ruining the shock value this heightened my anticipation and dread And isn t that how people feel during war They know some of them are bound to die They know they will lose loved ones It s one long hellish wait to see how it will turn out It s also an unusual take on the Holocaust because it focuses on Liesel an orphaned German girl living in Hitler s birthplace Liesel The Book Thief and the other characters in this book are rich interesting and wily I say wily because at points in the book My Big Book of Sewing you hate them but they change and Acts of Mercy you grow to love them For instance Liesel s adopted mother is a foul mouthed abusive sharp woman SPOILER When Liesel s adopted father is shipped off to war however Liesel creeps through the house to see Rosa sleeping with her husband s accordian strapped around her waist Rosa s changes prove one of the greatest reasons to read good literature to get insight into the type of people we don t usually give a second chance

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The Book Thief Read µ 5 Are 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 feel like I was just given a history lesson but in the most emotionally damaging way possible


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    (The Book Thief) PDF NEW Ù Markus Zusak THE BOOK THIEF A Summary Liesel Hi I'm Liesel I have no personality but I'm a cute little girl Death Her name is not Liesel Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the bookLiesel Even

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    (The Book Thief) PDF NEW Ù Markus Zusak This is a book to treasure a new classic I absolutely loved itSet in Germany in the years 1939 1943 The Book Thief tells the story of

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    review Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Markus Zusak Markus Zusak Ô 5 Read (The Book Thief) PDF NEW Ù Markus Zusak 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

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    Markus Zusak Ô 5 Read review Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Markus Zusak review The Book Thief “When death captures me” the boy vowed “he will feel my fist on his face”Personally I uite like that Such stupid gallantryYesI like that a lotA few days ago when I was starting The Book Thief my mother stopped by and saw the book on my coffee table Having just read it herself and knowing me better than anyone else in the wo

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    review Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Markus Zusak (The Book Thief) PDF NEW Ù Markus Zusak I put off reading this book for the library book club Here are my three reasons for doing so1 It's a Young Adult Book I am an Adult It can't be that good if it's written for young people2 It's about the Holocaust and I think we've all heard enough about that The author will probably even focus on colors among the grays as in Schindler's List3 I have WAY too many other books to readAfter avoiding the book for as long as possible I sat dow

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    (The Book Thief) PDF NEW Ù Markus Zusak Markus Zusak Ô 5 Read review Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Markus Zusak 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

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    (The Book Thief) PDF NEW Ù Markus Zusak 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

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    review Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Markus Zusak (The Book Thief) PDF NEW Ù Markus Zusak Markus Zusak Ô 5 Read Video review can be found here 's going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in but overall this was a masterpiece

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    Markus Zusak Ô 5 Read review Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Markus Zusak review The Book Thief I feel like I was just given a history lesson but in the most emotionally damaging way possible

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    (The Book Thief) PDF NEW Ù Markus Zusak Just to clarify Yes I did cryI've read a lot of positive and negative reviews for this book I can see why people wouldn't like it I really can Perhaps because I took a lot out of it personally I found I enjoyed it a lotuick test to see if you'll like this book1 Did you like Anne of Green Gables?2 Can you cope with an off beat melancholy cau

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  • Hardcover
  • 552
  • The Book Thief
  • Markus Zusak
  • English
  • 04 March 2018
  • 9780375831003