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The Book Thief

This is a story set it in 1939 in Nazi Germany. And it’s beautiful. Markus Zusak manages to avoid a hitting-you-in-the-face description of the Jews, the Germans and the concentration camps. Instead, he tells us about Death. And a book thief.

The story is narrated by Death himself. After 554 pages of it, I can only appreciate his humanitarian nature. For me, it was not a story about Leisel Meminger, it was a story about Death. The way he carries souls of the people after they shut their eyes to the world. The way he, Death, shivers on the first day in Auschwitz. The way he prays to God in a futile attempt to understand (God never says anything; we humans are not the only ones he never answers). The way he sadly declares himself to be the most loyal servant to the Fuhrer in all the years of Hitler’s reign. The way itย  sometimes kills him to see people die.

But there’s a truth that Death knows. The only truth he knows. Read the book to unearth it. A wonderful narrative with a distinct style of unfolding the facts, this book is a must read.

  1. bachcha
    March 10, 2010 at 1:39 am

    Ya was a good read

    • March 10, 2010 at 9:27 am

      Yeah. Suggest the next book.

  2. March 21, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Interesting review. ๐Ÿ™‚ I will love to read this book asap. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. May
    May 10, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Makes a nice reading i guess!

    • May 12, 2010 at 5:51 pm

      Yes. Do read it.

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