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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
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Jun 08, 08

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Read in June, 2008

Brilliant narration! Told from an extraordinary point of view, death was the perfect voice for this wrenching story. His wit, his frankness, and his asides were perfect companions to this carefully wrought novel. In the middle of the story he pauses to write and foreshadow,

"I'm spoiling the ending, not only of the entire book, but of this particular piece of it. I have given you two events in advance, becasue I don't have much interest in building mystery. Mystery bores me. It chores me. I know what happens and so do you. It's the machinations that wheel us there that aggravate, perplex, interest, and astound me."

And then at the end..."I am haunted by humans."

Fantastic book! But wait until you have a day or two blocked out to read, because once you find yourself inside this story you won't want to leave.

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