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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
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Jun 09, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction, highly-recomnended
Recommended for: history lovers, good plot lovers, good writing lovers

When I started reading this book I thought there was too much kitsch in it but then I told myself I've been reading too much documentry history books that human emotions seem like kitsch to me. Also, Zusak's writing swept me like a tidal wave.

This book really has everything; exact history, two sides of a coin, the whole ugly truth, and a boog plot. Sometimes it's got kitsch history moments but this book wouldn't become so glorified and admired by so many people if it hadn't had some pointless kitsch.

It's a wonderful, captivating read and it's written brilliantly, despite its slight amount of kitsch. I suppose saying it's not a human being narrating the book but death makes it some kind of an excuse to kitsch. I guess.

Still, it's a lovely book as is highly recomended!
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Started Reading
June 1, 2008 – Finished Reading
June 9, 2008 – Shelved
June 14, 2008 – Shelved as: fiction
June 14, 2008 – Shelved as: highly-recomnended

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Kathryn My teenaged daughter received this as a Christmas present from a family she babysits for. She's very excited!


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