Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Book Review: The Book Thief
I just finished reading The Book Thief by Markus Zukas and wanted to record my thoughts whilst they are fresh in my mind.
But I am really not sure what I think. Well actually I know it is a great book, it is so well written and really makes you think you are in Germany in the middle of WWII. It makes you feel the pain of the characters especially Leisels. I cried for her and with her throughout the book.
It is a heavy book to read and took me about 2 weeks, which is rare for me. I am usually done with books in two to three days. But like I said it is heavy, it is sad, it is happy, it is thought provoking.
The Book Thief is the story of Leisel Meminger as told by Death who finds the story of the Leisel's life (the book thief) interesting. She has encountered death in her life three times. The book (or rather Death) follows Liesel on her journey as she encounters these three deaths.
Overall, I loved this book, but I did have one grievance you could say. I was a bit disappointed with the ending. All I will say, in case you haven't read it. Is that I would have liked there to have been a bit more detail. It seemed to end rather abruptly. But hey that could just be me. I like my books to end in a neat little package that tells me exactly what happened to the characters and not just elude to it.
But really, I will give this book 5 thumbs up! And I will be recommending it to anyone that will listen! So if you haven't read it yet, go get yourself a copy.
I will be following it up with a chick lit book this week though as it has also seeped into my my dreams and I need happy chick lit to rid the somber mood of The Book Thief.
I am linking up with Mrs Readalots Bookclub that is hosted by Leonie this month.