The Book Thief (Paperback)
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DescriptionHERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE. 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION - THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH. It's a small story, about: a girl, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. ANOTHER THING YOU SHOULD KNOW - DEATH WILL VISIT THE BOOK THIEF THREE TIMES
- Published: 01 January 2008
- Format: Paperback 560 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780552773898 ISBN 10: 0552773891
- Sales rank: 7
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Reviews for The Book Thief
I have read some of the other reviews, and i just couldn't understand why some people don't like this book. And if i might add too, 55 year olds cannot judge books, even if their reading because their reading styles are way out of date. I'm 12, and let me assure you, I've read more books than a lifetime. In fact, i started reading Harry Potter when i was 5.
So, let me tell you, this book is DEFINETLY worth reading. by Haradas Mudiyanselage Nimali Priyaka Jayatissa
A wonderful and moving read...
This is one of my very favourite books!
I can't understand anyone saying it is boring or badly written.
It is a different style of writing, but it doesn't take long to get into the flow of that style and it is anything but boring.
It is a beautiful story with it's beginnings stemming from the experiences of the authors parents.
It is sometimes very sad, but never depressing.
I have bought this book for many people and recommended it to many more. No one has ever been disappointed! by Caron Chester
At the age of 55 I find myself writing my very first book review.
I began to read this book six or seven years ago while on a two week holiday. I think I finished it some two months later. I have read thousands of books and invariably have finished any that were started, point being that this book was really, really boring. If you like a good story with good prose do not read this book.
Redemptive qualities, if any, related to the author's descriptive powers on the imaginations of a young girl.
Do not judge this book by it's somewhat exciting cover of a dancing skeleton.
I only write because I have again happened upon this book by chance and seeing so many 4 & 5 star reviews decided to speak up and tell the truth (as to it's rating) as I see it.
Jimbo by James Allen
I love this book, this is such a marvelous story told from a interesting point of view, the setting is so well articulated I felt as though I was there. Marvelous lovable characters, truly a classic, book is 100% better than the movie, the movie does not do it justice. by Jocelyn Kelly
The Book Thief
Lovely book! I shouldn't have seen the movie before reading it. It's definately my favorite. Its plot is extremely well-written. by luv_books*.*
I brought this book for my Mom as mother's day gift!
I brought this book for my Mom as mother's day gift. I really hope she likes it.
I brought it from Bookworld website, using code BW-IB2BYY for 10% off, and a free sign up for another 10% off. It's a good value for money, and it is a great book as gift! by le
This is the first five star book that I have read in ages. I loved it that death was the narrator. The surprise was that the movie was just as good as the book and that rarely happens. by Charlotte Orth
What are these reviewers talking about?
This is a poorly written, highly offensive book. The language and sentence structure, for the most part is just plain silly. The author's flourishes, attempts at some grand written word are awful; actually they are painful to read. The story is a poor attempt to pull at some collective sense of guilt over the Holocaust...shameful, objectifying stereotypes. If you don't believe me, read some of the reviews written by 'good' literary critics. by ms n woodspring
Brings you on a Journey!
The Book Thief is heart wrenchingly real. This book made me laugh, cry, cringe in horror and live alongside Liesel, rudy and Max for a while.
Liesel is sent to a set of foster parents in Molching, Munich along with her brother but something happens that leaves emotional scars that comes back in the form of nightmares. Her foster parents are as different as day and night but she grows to love them through the many reading sessions, the doing of chores and the hiding of Max.
This book is for you if your imagination brings you places where there is something magical about the ordinary. by Samantha Lou
Certified great read
If you decide to read only one book this year (can't imagine why only one book) make sure this is the book you pick.
I read this a few years back and it still makes me feel sad and happy at the same time.
Sad of becasue what happens in the book and happy because Markus Zusak was good enough to share this with me (and you!).
Again, go and read this book now! by C. van kempen