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(last edited May 18, 2009 08:10PM)
May 18, 2009 08:10PM
Interesting. I mentioned To Kill a Mockingbird in my review, too, although for a different reason. And I know what you mean about the plot not having a lot of freaky and surprising twists and turns. It just goes along at a very nice and .... not exactly predictable, but calm and deliberate pace. I'm sure it would drive some people bananas, but I'm much more into character devlelopment, so this book was right up my alley.
May 25, 2009 08:00AM
I enjoyed your thoughtful and eloquent review! Thanks for posting it!
Jul 18, 2010 08:09AM
I agree with what you said about the character development in the first paragraph of your review. When I finished reading this book, it seemed like it was more than just a story. It was as if all of the characters and everything that happened was completely real. That's the marker of a glorious achievement in fiction. Writing something that rings so true that the characters jump off the page and come alive!
Aug 23, 2011 08:50AM
truly the best book i have read and will probably read !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!and gr8 review
Feb 15, 2012 09:00PM
I generally never read long reviews because I despise a re-write of the book, but yours is a great review. This is the kind of thoughtful summation that tells the reader only as much as they need to be excited about their next great read! Nice job.
Jul 10, 2012 10:52AM
I agree with you 100%. I've read this book twice in the past year and it hasn't left me. Everything about it is unique--the POV, character development, writing style, perspective of WWII. I'd love to teach it as well--It'd be an awesome to teach it alongside To Kill a Mockingbird.
Jul 22, 2012 09:05AM
I absolutely agree with your opinion that this book will become a classic. I want everyone to read it!
Jan 20, 2013 05:20PM
I'd say it was rather shallow character development, the narrator not nearly as genius as you make it out to be, the endless foreshadowing was irritating (although it may keep interest levels up for the younger readers), and in my humble opinion, shouldn't be compared such greats as 'To Kill A Mockingbird' and 'Great Expectations'. I hate to be the one guy who didn't like it, but I just didn't like it.
Jan 23, 2014 08:16AM
I agree with you whole-heartedly. This novel will certainly stay with me for years to come.
Feb 11, 2014 05:26AM
There should be medication for those who liked this book. Grand delusions and actually telling some other inncoent people about this GREAt book. The mind boggles. You could make a great lecture on how not to write by using the Book Thief. 1) Do build suspense 2) Being a sweet girl that wets her bed and is unable to learn to read at school in not a great character. A foul mouth ugly woman with a golden heart . To have to explain it when the book leaves you gagging with its bad writing..... I am goign to take an aspirin
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