The Book Thief (Unabridged)
by Markus Zusak
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It's just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids - as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau. This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.
My Favorite Novel of all time!
This book captures life like no other book. With Marcus Zusak's vivid poetry and imagiation came a book of pure genius. You will what to reread this book as soon as you finish. This book will change the perspective of which you veiw your life day to day. Marcus Zusak's wields a powerful book about a girl who has recently been orphaned and sent to a foster family during the Nazi regime and offers a different perspective of life in Germany during those times. Death and a young girl by the name of Liesel are the narractors of this story. You will not want to pass this book up its more than a pleasure book it is masterpiece that you will never forget!
Flawless, fabulous, unforgettable, and unique. This one will reverberate in your soul like a beautiful gift. Starting a little slow, maybe confusing,--but hang on for a guaranteed wonderful experience. This narrator is amazing, a character himself, the nuances of his voice perfect. Worth every penny...if i didn't have it in my library, I'd buy it again.
The prose, the story, the history . . . outstanding.