Wednesday, 30 November 2011

The Book Thief

If you haven't read this book yet then seriously, what are you waiting for?

Sorry? What was that? You don't like breathtaking, life changing novels? Ah,that makes sense then, as you were.

I speak therefore the the other 99.9% of you. Please read this book. Actually, don't just read it, DEVOUR it.

Set in Nazi Germany and narrated by Death, it is surprisingly uplifting, mostly due to the amazing character development and unbelievable skill of Markus Zusak's writing.

Here are a few examples of delicious, sad and inspiringly yummy quotes -

"Trust me, though, the words were on their way, and when they arrived, Liesel would hold them in her hands like the clouds, and she would wring them out like rain" *swoon*

"He tasted dusty and sweet. He tasted like regret in the shadows of the trees and in the glow of the anarchist's suit collection" *omg*

Ooooo, oooo, one more....

“It's hard to not like a man who not only notices the colors, but speaks them”*agreed*

I have just realised I could go on all night, but I doubt that would hold anyone's attention for too long, so I urge you to put it on your TBR list. You can thank me afterwards, if you like.


  1. Yes, this one is a keeper and spreader! :-)

  2. I am one of the 000000000000.1% of the population who found this book dull as dishwater and it didn't move or shake my world whatsoever. I just don't know what didn't do it for me, but it didn't.