This week I’m using throwback Thursday to share with you all an oldish book review I posted on my old blog. (One that deleted many moons ago) but can still be found on amazon & goodreads.
The sentiment is very much still there with this book, I read this review & I still remember the feeling I had when I finished it. Definitely still recommend this book & need to add to to the list of books to re-read in the future.
Have you read it? What did you think?
Book review of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
So just this minute i have literally finished reading The Book thief and it was absoloutely amazing. I was actually moved to tears and if im honest its extremely rare for that to happen.. in fact i can only think of two books that have done that!
I thought it was really important to get on writing this as soon as I finished to capture how much I enjoyed this book by the end.
When I first started reading this book I was huffing and puffing a bit, it was a christmas present and i’d put it on my wishlist as it sounded good. When I got round to reading it I found it very difficult to read as it was is written from Death’s persepective about a young german girl called Liesel during the second world war. Once i’d got used to the unusual style of writing I started to really enjoy it… its a capitivating story that pulls you in without you realising it.. then BAM its the end of the book and you are genuinely gutted by what you have just read!
I won’t ruin the ending but I will say it is a very sad story.. but to be honest a book based in world war two isnt exactly going to be cheerful is it??
I will keep this short and sweet but if you enjoy books based in the second world war, like learning a little German and have a taste for a good Book then this is the one to pick! I’d recommend it to anyone and beg you to give it a chance!
“I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race – that rarely do I even simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant…I AM HAUNTED BY HUMANS.”- Markus Zusak- The Book Thief