Thursday, April 23, 2015

A to Z Challenge 2015: T - The Book Thief

Ack! I can't believe this post didn't go up as scheduled.

I would have been a co-host without a post if I hadn't noticed!

What would they do with me?

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Today's 2015 April A to Z Blogging Challenge story for the letter T:

The Book Thief

This is one of my all time favorite novels, written in hauntingly beautiful prose, and told by one of the most memorable narrators ever.

Here is the summary, from Goodreads:

HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE

1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier.

Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall.

SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION - THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH

It's a small story, about:

a girl

an accordionist

some fanatical Germans

a Jewish fist fighter

and quite a lot of thievery.

ANOTHER THING YOU SHOULD KNOW - DEATH WILL VISIT THE BOOK THIEF THREE TIMES


Author: Marcus Zusak

That's it! Please come back for U tomorrow.

8 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That good, huh?
And quite the summary.

Anne Marie Schlueter said...

LOVE. THIS. BOOK.

Robin said...

I haven't read this one, but heard lots of good things. Need to add it to my LIST.

Nilanjana Bose said...

That is one excellent book. The film version is not too bad either.

Carrie-Anne said...

I hated that book, and my review of it didn't get accepted by Ink Pageant because it was considered "too demeaning." I had to bite my tongue so hard when everyone else in my YA Lit class was gushing over it. Just proved yet again I almost always have the exact opposite reaction of the crowd to massively overhyped books. I honestly don't understand why so many people love this book so much, and I was really glad to discover a lot of well-written reviews at Amazon and Goodreads, articulating the same points I did in regards to disliking it so strongly.

Tamara Narayan said...

Oh my goodness! I tried to read this book, but I couldn't get into it at all. I thought I was mad! There are so many people who love this book. I think I was put off by the narrator's voice. I must have really wanted to hear the story from the girl's point of view.

Heather Jackson said...

I love this book too! And what a pitch - "death will visit her three times." Like most readers, I was wondering what that third visit would entail. I might have to read this again...

Linda Eugenia Denise Brin Korbetis said...

interesting.