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Librarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found hereIt is 1939 Nazi Germany The country is holding its breath Death has never been busier and will be busier stillBy her brother's graveside Liesel's life is changed when she picks up a single object partially hidden in the snow It is The Gravedigger's Handbook. UPDATE AUG 26 2016 This review has been here 8 years has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes There s no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn t already been addressedIf you want to talk about the book or why you liked it or anything else feel free UPDATE FEB 17 2014 I wrote this review 4 years ago on a foreign keyboad so I m well aware that I spelled Chekhov s name wrong I m not going to fix it so please don t drive my review further up in the rankings by commenting on the misspelling You re very dear but I know his name is Anton and not Antonin On that same note you don t need to add comments telling me that I didn t like the book because I don t know how to read and don t understand metaphors I actually have an MA in in English Lit so I do know how to read much better than you do in fact Now uit bothering me before I go get my PhD and then really turn into a credential touting ass UPDATE JULY 10 2013 To all jr high students who find themselves grossly offended by my review please remember that every time you leave a comment here you push my review up even higher in the rankings Please save us both time and energy by not commenting Thnx This was the biggest piece of garbage I ve ever read after The Kite Runner Just as with The Kite Runner I m somewhat shocked that this book is a bestseller and has been given awards chewed up and swallowed by the literary masses and regarded as greatness Riiiight The whole thing can be summed up as the story of a girl who sometimes steals books coming of age during the Holocaust Throw in the snarky narration by Death nifty trick except that it doesn t work a few half assed drawings of birdies and swastikas senseless and often laughable prose that sounds like it was pulled from the poetry journal of a self important 15 year old and a cast of characters that throughout are like watching cardboard cutouts walking around VERY SLOWLY and that s the novel Here are some humble observations First chances are that you Mr Zusak are not Antonin Chekhov You are therefore incapable of properly describing the weather for use as a literary device and you end up sounding like an asshole Don t believe meI like a chocolate colored sky Dark dark chocolate Really Do you now The sky was dripping Like a tap that a child has tried it s hardest to turn off but hasn t uite managed Really Wow Next you ll tell me that the rain was like a shower I m moved Oh how the clouds stumbled in and assembled stupidly in the sky Great obese clouds Yes Stupid obese clouds They need an education and a healthy diet Next chances are that you Mr Zusak are not William Styron or any one of the other small handful of authors that can get away with Holocaust fiction They ve done their research had some inkling of writing ability and were able to tell fascinating stories You invented a fake town in Germany probably so you didn t have to do any research and told a long winded and poorly written story and in 500 pages you couldn t even make it to 1945 so you sloppily dropped off and wrapped it up in 1943 What s the point of writing historical fiction if you can t even stay within the basic confines of that hisotrical event For me this does nothing than trivialize the mass murder of over 6 million people Maybe that s why a 30 year old Australian shouldn t write about the Holocaust But that s just me Moving on But what really makes this book expensive toilet paper is the bad writing which is to be found not just in bizarre descriptions of the weather but really on every page Some personal favorites The breakfast colored sun Somewhere inside her were the souls of words The oldened young man WTF He crawled to a disfigured figure Her words were motionless It smelled like friendship Remind me to sniff my friends next time I see themA multitude of words and sentences were at her fingertips HUH Pinecones littered the ground like cookies Sigh All of this is uite funny coming from a book where the main character supposedly learns the importance of words Further I love that the protagonist comes to the conclusion that Hitler would be nothing without words Really REALLY Would Hitler be nothing without WORDS What about self loathing misplaced blame and hatred an ideology xenophobia charisma an army and a pride injured nation willing to listen Don t those count for something The shit storm comes to an end when a bomb lands on our fictional town wiping out everyone save for the sometimes book thief main character Of course Because weak writers who don t know how to end their story just kill everyone off for a clean break and some nice emotional manipulation Written for maximum tear jerking effect our main character spews out some great lines when she sees the death and destruction around her To her dead mother God damn it you were so beautiful To her dead best friend as she shakes him Wake up I love you Wake up Didn t I see the same thing in that movie My Girl Then she profoundly notes that her dead father was a man with silver eyes not dead ones And this kind of angsty adolescent prose just never ended It went on and on to form the one long ass senseless disjointed story But that s ok Take it all the junk give it a uirky narrator an obscure and mysterious title throw in a Jew on the run from Nazis who likes to draw silly pictures of birds and swastikas and market it all as Holocaust lit Ahh the packaging of bullshit makes for such a sweet best seller Swallow it down America Put it on the shelf next to The Kite Runner You love this You live for this SUCKED Husband From 9 To 5 up a single object partially hidden in the snow It is The Gravedigger's Handbook. UPDATE AUG 26 2016 This review has been here 8 years has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes There s no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn t already been addressedIf you want to talk about the book or why you liked it or anything else feel free UPDATE FEB 17 2014 I wrote this review 4 years ago on a foreign keyboad so I m well aware that I spelled Chekhov s name wrong I m not going to fix it so please don t drive my review further The Bonny Bride up in the rankings by commenting on the misspelling You re very dear but I know his name is Anton and not Antonin On that same note you don t need to add comments telling me that I didn t like the book because I don t know how to read and don t The Beleaguered Lord Bourne (Regency Trilogy, understand metaphors I actually have an MA in in English Lit so I do know how to read much better than you do in fact Now Bending the Rules (Sisterhood Diaries, uit bothering me before I go get my PhD and then really turn into a credential touting ass UPDATE JULY 10 2013 To all jr high students who find themselves grossly offended by my review please remember that every time you leave a comment here you push my review Hope Street up even higher in the rankings Please save Burkes Christmas Surprise us both time and energy by not commenting Thnx This was the biggest piece of garbage I ve ever read after The Kite Runner Just as with The Kite Runner I m somewhat shocked that this book is a bestseller and has been given awards chewed A Perfect Blood (The Hollows, up and swallowed by the literary masses and regarded as greatness Riiiight The whole thing can be summed Just Wars and Moral Victories up as the story of a girl who sometimes steals books coming of age during the Holocaust Throw in the snarky narration by Death nifty trick except that it doesn t work a few half assed drawings of birdies and swastikas senseless and often laughable prose that sounds like it was pulled from the poetry journal of a self important 15 year old and a cast of characters that throughout are like watching cardboard cutouts walking around VERY SLOWLY and that s the novel Here are some humble observations First chances are that you Mr Zusak are not Antonin Chekhov You are therefore incapable of properly describing the weather for Two Paradigms for Divine Healing use as a literary device and you end Kenget e Milosaos up sounding like an asshole Don t believe meI like a chocolate colored sky Dark dark chocolate Really Do you now The sky was dripping Like a tap that a child has tried it s hardest to turn off but hasn t Early Chinese Religion, Part Two (220-589 Ad) uite managed Really Wow Next you ll tell me that the rain was like a shower I m moved Oh how the clouds stumbled in and assembled stupidly in the sky Great obese clouds Yes Stupid obese clouds They need an education and a healthy diet Next chances are that you Mr Zusak are not William Styron or any one of the other small handful of authors that can get away with Holocaust fiction They ve done their research had some inkling of writing ability and were able to tell fascinating stories You invented a fake town in Germany probably so you didn t have to do any research and told a long winded and poorly written story and in 500 pages you couldn t even make it to 1945 so you sloppily dropped off and wrapped it At Europes Borders up in 1943 What s the point of writing historical fiction if you can t even stay within the basic confines of that hisotrical event For me this does nothing than trivialize the mass murder of over 6 million people Maybe that s why a 30 year old Australian shouldn t write about the Holocaust But that s just me Moving on But what really makes this book expensive toilet paper is the bad writing which is to be found not just in bizarre descriptions of the weather but really on every page Some personal favorites The breakfast colored sun Somewhere inside her were the souls of words The oldened young man WTF He crawled to a disfigured figure Her words were motionless It smelled like friendship Remind me to sniff my friends next time I see themA multitude of words and sentences were at her fingertips HUH Pinecones littered the ground like cookies Sigh All of this is We are the Ship uite funny coming from a book where the main character supposedly learns the importance of words Further I love that the protagonist comes to the conclusion that Hitler would be nothing without words Really REALLY Would Hitler be nothing without WORDS What about self loathing misplaced blame and hatred an ideology xenophobia charisma an army and a pride injured nation willing to listen Don t those count for something The shit storm comes to an end when a bomb lands on our fictional town wiping out everyone save for the sometimes book thief main character Of course Because weak writers who don t know how to end their story just kill everyone off for a clean break and some nice emotional manipulation Written for maximum tear jerking effect our main character spews out some great lines when she sees the death and destruction around her To her dead mother God damn it you were so beautiful To her dead best friend as she shakes him Wake Esoteric Buddhism at Dunhuang up I love you Wake Studies on Steinschneider up Didn t I see the same thing in that movie My Girl Then she profoundly notes that her dead father was a man with silver eyes not dead ones And this kind of angsty adolescent prose just never ended It went on and on to form the one long ass senseless disjointed story But that s ok Take it all the junk give it a Fantasies of Cross-Dressing uirky narrator an obscure and mysterious title throw in a Jew on the run from Nazis who likes to draw silly pictures of birds and swastikas and market it all as Holocaust lit Ahh the packaging of bullshit makes for such a sweet best seller Swallow it down America Put it on the shelf next to The Kite Runner You love this You live for this SUCKED

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The Book Thief

Left behind there by accident and it is her first act of book thievery So begins a love affair with books and words as Liesel with the help of her accordian playing foster father learns to read Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book burnings the mayor's wife's library wherever there are books to be foundBut these. I hate it when this happens I truly do It makes me feel wrong inside when everyone else loves a book that I find to be underwhelming I mean what s wrong with me Did I not get it Obviously it must be a lack of intelligence or something because everyone seems to rate this 5 stars I was looking through my friend reviews hoping that someone would share my opinion at least a tiny bit and seeing 5 stars 5 stars 45 stars 5 stars I can appreciate that Markus Zusak is a very talented writer some of the phrases he uses are beautiful and highly uotable reminiscent of poetry than prose And the story idea A tale narrated by Death and set in Nazi Germany original and ominous But it was the story telling that never really worked for me This is one of those incredibly slow subtle books that are told in a series of anecdotes and are meant to cleverly build up a bigger picture but the stories just didn t interest meI could imagine I was reading a collection of short stories and not a full length novel about playground fights developing friendships WWI stories and death The book felt almost episodic in nature These stories are supposed to come together and form a novel that is all kinds of awesome but it was so bland I also think that nearly 600 pages of subtlety can make you want to throw yourself off the nearest tall building anyone read To the Lighthouse and spend 99% of it just wishing they d get to the effin lighthouse I m giving this book 3 stars for the pretty words and the concept But other than that this book unfortunately won t stay with me I find it an easily forgettable novel I m sorry Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Store

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Are dangerous times When Liesel's foster family hides a Jew in their basement Liesel's world is both opened up and closed downIn superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity award winning author Markus Zusak has given us one of the most enduring stories of our timeNote this title was not published as YA fictio. I feel like I was just given a history lesson but in the most emotionally damaging way possible


10 thoughts on “The Book Thief

  1. says:

    THE BOOK THIEF A Summary Liesel Hi I'm Liesel I have no personality but I'm a cute little girl Death Her name is not Liesel Her name is THE BOOK THIEF and I shall name her that for the rest of the bookLiesel Even though I stole like 3 books in total or something Death Shut up Book ThiefRudy Hello everyone Have you ever seen a lemon? That's what my hair looks like Death Here is a little information you should know this bo

  2. says:

    This is a book to treasure a new classic I absolutely loved itSet in Germany in the years 1939 1943 The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years So in a way they are both book thieves Liesel steals randomly at first and later methodically but she's never g

  3. says:

    UPDATE AUG 26 2016 This review has been here 8 years has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes There's no outrage for you to add in the comments section that hasn't already been addressedIf you want to talk about the book or why you liked it or anything else feel free UPDATE FEB 17 2014 I wrote this review 4 years ago on a foreign keyboad so I'm well aware that I spelled Chekhov's name wrong I'm not going to fix it so please don't drive

  4. says:

    “When death captures me” the boy vowed “he will feel my fist on his face”Personally I uite like that Such stupid gallantryYesI like that a lotA few days ago when I was starting The Book Thief my mother stopped by and saw the book on my coffee table Having just read it herself and knowing me better than anyone else in the world I mi

  5. says:

    I put off reading this book for the library book club Here are my three reasons for doing so1 It's a Young Adult Book I am an Adult It can't be that good if it's written for young people2 It's about the Holocaust and I think we've all heard

  6. says:

    I hate it when this happens I truly do It makes me feel wrong inside when everyone else loves a book that I find to be underwhelming I mean what's wrong with me?? Did I not get it?? Obviously it must be a lack of intelligence or something because everyone seems to rate this 5 stars I was looking through my friend reviews hoping that someone would share my opinion at least a tiny bit and seeing 5 stars 5 stars 45 stars 5 stars I ca

  7. says:

    I give this 5 stars BUT there is a disclaimer If you want a fast read this book is not for you If you only like happy endings this book is not for you If you don't like experimental fiction this book is not for you If you love to read and if you love to care about the characters you read about and if you love to eat words like they're ice cream and if you love to have your heart broken and mended on the same page this book is f

  8. says:

    Video review can be found here 's going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in but overall this was a masterpiece

  9. says:

    I feel like I was just given a history lesson but in the most emotionally damaging way possible

  10. says:

    Just to clarify Yes I did cryI've read a lot of positive and negative reviews for this book I can see why people wouldn't like it I really can Perhaps because I took a lot out of it personally I found I enjoyed it a lotuick test to see if you'll like this book1 Did you like Anne of Green Gables?2 Can you cope with an off beat melancholy caustic dead pan self righteous narrator?3 Do you like words?uestions 4 8 were all about what kind of u

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