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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak



Book: The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Rating: 5/5

Pages: 592
ISBN-10: 186230291X 
ISBN-13: 978-1862302914

I'd like to start by quoting what I wrote on Goodreads after completing the book.


"THE BEST BOOK EVER WRITTEN.
There are no words to describe the beauty and perfection with which it has been written. I'll just say that if you want to read something perfect, this is it."



First few general pointers about the plot:

1) The story of the book revolves around a young girl, Liesel Meminger, around the time of world war II. 

2) The book has been narrated by "Death".

The book starts somewhere by the graveyard, where by her brother's graveside Liesel grabs upon a book, "The Gravedigger's Handbook", which was left abandoned in snow. The book thief's first book.

With Liesel being sent to live with her foster parents, Rosa and Hans Hubermann, the story revolves around these three characters and Rudy Steiner (Liesel's best friend).

From the story perspective, it could have just been taken as any normal book. However, the author has put a beautiful tincture of narration by death that makes it exceptionally amazing. The book has been written in so much poetic way that each and every line is worth reading and re-reading.

Here are the few instances from the book that I'd like to quote:

Death: "People observe the colors of a day only at its beginnings and ends, but to me it’s quite clear that a day merges through a multitude of shades and intonations, with each passing moment. A single hour can consist of thousands of different colors. Waxy yellows, cloud-spat blues. Murky darknesses. In my line of work, I make it a point to notice them."

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Death: "Yes I know it.
In the darkness of my dark-beating heart, I know. He'd have loved it all right.
You see?
Even death has a heart."

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Death: "You don’t deserve to be this happy, Liesel. You really don’t.
Can a person steal happiness? Or is it just another internal, infernal human trick?"

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Death: "She walked through the corridor darkness in the direction of silence that had once been noisy, toward the thread of moonlight standing in the living room."
 
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These are just few of my favorite instances. The whole book is a perfect example of a combo of beauty-perfection-class.

PS: One of my friend told me that you'll fall in love with this book if you'll read it. The first thing, after finishing the book, I did was to ping her and first thing she told was "Pyaar ho gya na? (Fell in love, right?)" Believe me, that was true, I did fell in love with it.



 

8 comments:

  1. I loved reading this book! Have you seen the movie?

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    1. No yaar...After reading the book you don't feel like watching the movie. Have you seen it? How's it?

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  2. I missed watching the movie on TV recently. But now I am glad. I should read the book first. Nice review

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    1. Thanks Lata. You should read it, I bet you won't regret :)

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  3. interesting review. inspires:)
    Death: "Yes I know it.
    In the darkness of my dark-beating heart, I know. He'd have loved it all right.
    You see?
    Even death has a heart."
    loved this

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