Friday, April 5, 2013

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Apr 05, 20 13  

Read from March 22 to April 05, 2013

I thought the book was good in that the style of writing was different and the author had a beautiful way of describing things. Lots of metaphors too. The weird part was that the narrator of the story was death. I had to pay close attention to when death was talking or when the characters were talking.

The setting of the book took place during World War II Germany (1939-1943.) It presented a true candid picture of what life was like for the German people and the Jewish people under the Nazi regime. You can only imagine the suffering of these people. In that sense it was very depressing.

The beautiful part of the story is the loving relationship that Liesel has with her foster dad and Rudy, her partner in crime (so to speak) friend. Later on, her relationship with Max becomes a special one too. Max was Jewish and Liesel and her adopted family (who were not Jewish but German) come to his rescue and kept him hidden from the German Natzis.

I just found the story to be dragged out way too much and I found myself putting it down quite a few times. It has 550 pages which is longer than what I usually read. I rather not read such a long book. It actually took me 2 weeks to get through the book. I am kind of relieved that it is finally done.


  1. I enjoyed reading your review! =)

  2. I tried to read this book awhile back and just could not get into it. It sounds like it was a hard book to read for you to read too.