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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
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Mar 08, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: favorite, bookish
Read in October, 2008

Yes, I was aware of the author's extraordinary use of words.
Yes, I was uncomfortable with the profanity.
Yes, I was caught unaware of the narrator's identity at first.
Yes, I was intrigued by the "other" Germans living in Germany during the war.
Yes, I have been horrified and drained reading of the atrocities of war and the demeaning of all men, in particular the Jews.
Yes, I cried during the final chapters.
Yes, I thought the book was amazing.

Who better to write of the transforming power of words than one who does it as well as Marcus Zusak. For me, the book was about words; words spoken, words written, words remembered. And finally, it is what the words mean to those who value them so much that they are changed in significant ways because of them.

I read the book and then listened to the audible version. It was extremely well done.

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message 1: by Mary (last edited Nov 12, 2008 08:55AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Mary Well said! I too, thought this book was extremely powerful.

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