Friday, February 4, 2011

The Book Thief

Fabulous! Beautifully written story. Markus Zusak is poetic in his prose. A very gifted writer! The Book Thief tells the story of Leisel Meminger, a German orphan who experiences the horrors of Nazi Germany. Her perspective reveals the fear and angst experienced by Germany's impovershed. There is an irony in her story as she relates her compassion for the plight of the Jews while suffering miserably herself as well, despite her position as one of Hitler's "chosen." The ultimate beauty of the story comes from the voice of the narrator: Death...

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