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Thursday, June 06, 2013

THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak

The Book ThiefThe Book Thief by Markus Zusak
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My Goodreads review:

This is one of the most beautifully written books I've ever read - which might sound as if the language is self-consciously flowery, but not at all. It's simply right, perfect. And the story enthrals. The characters are among the realest I've ever come across. And yet it's not a predictable book, which is another plus for me. I hate being able to second-guess a plot, as I so often can. It's a huge best-seller, so its literary brilliance is obviously not at odds with popular appeal.

I won't recount the story, as many other reviewers on Goodreads have already done so. I'll just say — if you only ever read one more book, make this the one.


  1. You make it sound unmissable. Thanks.

    1. You're welcome. I haven't met anyone yet who's read it who doesn't praise it.