[PDF] Read ô The Book Thief : by Markus Zusak, The Book Thief, Markus Zusak, The Book Thief It is Nazi Germany The country is holding its breath Death has never been busier and will become busier still By her brother s graveside Liesel s life is changed when she picks up an object partially hidden in the snow It is The Gravedigger s Handbook and it is her first act of book thievery So begins a love affair with books and words as Liesel learns to read It is [PDF] Read ô The Book Thief : by Markus Zusak - The Book Thief, The Book Thief It is Nazi Germany The country is holding its breath Death has never been busier and will become busier still By her brother s graveside Liesel s life is changed when she picks up an object pa

  • Title: The Book Thief
  • Author: Markus Zusak
  • ISBN: 9781742613314
  • Page: 222
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  1. Markus Zusak

    Markus Zusak was born in 1975 and is the author of five books, including the international bestseller, The Book Thief, which is translated into than forty languages First released in 2005, The Book Thief has spent than a decade on the New York Times bestseller list, and still remains there to this day.His first three books, The Underdog, Fighting Ruben Wolfe and When Dogs Cry also known as Getting the Girl , released between 1999 and 2001, were all published internationally and garnered a number of awards and honours in his native Australia and the USA.The Messenger or I am the Messenger , published in 2002, won the 2003 Australian Children s Book Council Book of the Year Award Older Readers and the 2003 NSW Premier s Literary Award Ethel Turner Prize , as well as receiving a Printz Honour in America It also won numerous national readers choice awards across Europe, including, in 2007, the highly regarded Deutscher Jugendliteratur Jugendjury prize in Germany, which he won again for The Book Thief in 2010.It is The Book Thief, however, that has established Markus Zusak as one of the most successful authors to come out of Australia To date, The Book Thief has held the number one position at the New York Times bestseller list, as well as in countries across South America, Europe and Asia It has also been in the top five bestsellers in the UK and several other territories It has amassed many and varied awards, ranging from literary prizes to readers choice awards to prizes voted on by booksellers It was the only book to feature on both the USA and UK World Book Night Lists in 2012, and has been voted as Australian readers favourite book by iconic independent bookstore, Dymocks, three years running.In 2013, The Book Thief was adapted to screen, directed by Emmy Award winning Brian Percival Downton Abbey and shot in Berlin by Twentieth Century Fox The cast was headlined by Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush Shine, The King s Speech and Academy Award nominee Emily Watson Breaking the Waves, Anna Karenina It also cast Sophie Nelisse Monsieur Lazhar , as Liesel Meminger The Guardian calls The Book Thief a novel of breathtaking scope, masterfully told The New York Times Brilliant and hugely ambitious the kind of book that can be life changing The Age an original, moving, beautifully written book In 2014, Zusak received the American Library Association s Margaret Edwards award for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature, for his body of work ranging from The Underdog up to The The Book Thief Markus Zusak grew up in Sydney, Australia, and still lives there with his wife and two children.

621 thoughts on “The Book Thief”

  1. 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 book.Liesel Even though I stole, like, 3 books in total or something Death Shut up, Book Thief.Rudy 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 books is filled with many interesting facts Very relevant and everything [...]

  2. 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 addressed.If 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 commentin [...]

  3. I put off reading this book for the library book club Here are my three reasons for doing so 1 It s a Young Adult Book I am an Adult It can t be that good if it s written for young people.2 It s about the Holocaust, and I think we ve all heard enough about that The author will probably even focus on colors among the grays, as in Schindler s List 3 I have WAY too many other books to read.After avoiding the book for as long as possible, I sat down, hoping to enjoy it enough to gain some clever com [...]

  4. 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 for you This story is narrated by Death during World War II, and i [...]

  5. Video review can be found here youtu rzEHcw769xgIt s going to take awhile for this book to fully sink in, but overall this was a masterpiece.

  6. This is a book to treasure, a new classic I absolutely loved it.Set 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 greedy Death pockets Liesel s notebook after she leaves it, forgotten in her grief, amongst the destruction that was once her street, her home, and carries it [...]

  7. When death captures me, the boy vowed, he will feel my fist on his face Personally, I quite like that Such stupid gallantry.Yes.I like that a lot.A 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 might add , she was determined to save me from myself She did her very best to convince me not to read it She described in detail the three day long headache all [...]

  8. Just to clarify Yes, I did cry.I 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 lot.Quick test to see if you ll like this book 1 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 Questions 4 8 were all about what kind of underwear you re wearing so don t worry about th [...]

  9. 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, 4.5 stars, 5 stars I can appreciate that Markus Zusak is a very talented writer, some o [...]

  10. Wow Words cannot describe how much I loved this book, what impact it had on me But, like Liesel, words is all I have, so I will have to try.This is a lyrical, poignant, heartbreaking, soul shattering story disjointedly told by a nearly omniscient, fascinated by humans narrator Death I must confess that I kept imagining Death as the small caps speaking Grim Reaper from Pratchett s Discworld, baffled by humans and loving cats and curry Don t judge me I needed a glimpse of fun in the bleakness of Z [...]

  11. I am apparently one of the few people who just do not see what all of the hype is about on this one I was really excited to read this after all of the glowing reviews it got, but I was left extremely disappointed I found the writing stilted and stuttering hard to stutter in writing, but this book pulls it off , overly sentimental, and heavy handed on the symbolism.I also found the author s approach to the story to be just plain gimmicky The first and foremost gimmick also see heavyy handed symbo [...]

  12. You want to know what I truly look like I ll help you out Find yourself a mirror while I continue I m spent I AM SPENT What took me this long what was I doing I loved every chapter of this book and I cannot believe that it took me this long to get here I ve read Zusak s other work which I absolutely loved and still remains one of my favourites yet it never dawned on me to actually read the work he s most renowned for Wow every review I seem to have a word them, where I repeat that word over and [...]

  13. I had a hardcover of this book I no longer have it I did not even finish reading it, because it irritated me so much and when I asked if it got better no one could convince me that it was worth persevering I know that there are many people who love this book, authors who s book I love, readers who s tastes I respect But I couldn t stand the narrator Every time the Narrator intruded on the story it felt like exactly that an intrusion A lot of people really like the narrator, and I imagine if you [...]

  14. I write this review under severe duress.Three star books are always difficult to review, aren t they They are difficult for me, mostly because I am so dispassionate about them It s much easier to review something you love, or something you hate, rather than something you ve half forgotten before you even get to your local library s return box.So this book is fine Fine It s the story of a young German girl caught in the path of the advancing Nazi regime during World War II For many German village [...]

  15. I devoured this I read it, then I read it again, and now I want to read it for a third time I ve really got to move on, but this was just so Good with a capital G This book takes such an interesting perspective on what is, in my opinion, an overly written about period of history Having Death as the narrator for parts of the story really took it to the next level it made it utterly unique It also created a sense of detachment from the events, and evoked the message that death is unavoidable and w [...]

  16. The Book Thief was published as Young Adult novel Don t you believe it This is a wonderful novel, appropriate for adults of young, middle and advanced years My wife was shedding copious tears as she finished reading the book, and insisted that I read it immediately How could I not I was prepared for a moving read and was not disappointed Sophie N lisse as Liesel Meminger from TV GuideThe main character is Liesel Meminger, just shy of ten years old when we first meet her It is pre WW II Germany H [...]

  17. i have no words never in my life have i sobbed so hard at a book i had to put my knitting down, then i had to stop the audio book because i was crying too hard this book is no joke i was going to give it 4 stars because i thought it was a little too long winded but truly it is a masterpiece and thank you thank you thank you to everyone that persuaded me to read it.

  18. Bravo Zusak A standing ovation, a mighty opus You stood Death on her head, removing her dark cloak and scythe, clothing her with feeling and letting us see she has eyes to see and a heart to feel, and the intellect to narrate a compelling story I was so glad to find out she has a womb Out of Death comes Life She has greater aplomb than Nick in telling about Gatsby.In the spring of 1968 at age 19, I made my way to Dachau I lived just south of Munich and the visit to the defunct concentration camp [...]

  19. Oh, Book ThiefI first picked up this book when I was 15 years old, after I d been hearing such glowing reviews of it here on I knew next to nothing about it, besides that everyone seemed to love it so much I recall seeing a conversation where a bunch of people agreed it was the best Young Adult book ever written And then I pick it up from the library and it has some review on the front from the New York Times or something claiming this book is LIFE CHANGING or something like that So I m like, Da [...]

  20. I don t usually write reviews, in fact this is my first on This is a memoir of my connection to this book.My wife yes I call my girlfriend my wife, so is the bond gave this to me.We have a habit of gifting each other books This was one of such events Yet, it was so different She warned me not to read To Kill A Mockingbird and I had a hunch that she is going to present it to me.The book she also added in the package happened to be The Book Thief She said that she is giving her heart to me And upo [...]

  21. I hated this book There is so much I disliked about it that I m not sure where to begin I recognize that I am in the minority on this one and that many of my GR friends loved this novel, so there s no need to start screaming at me in the comments This book just wasn t my cuppa, and that s OK We re allowed to like different books.My ListI think the thing I hated the most was the writing itself The sentences were rough, uneven and felt unfinished I hated that even though the sentences and chapters [...]

  22. This was one of those books that has been sitting on my TBR list forever Finally, I decided to give it a go Although it isn t my usual type of book, I found it to be a beautiful story The Book Thief tells the story of a young girl, Liesel, growing up in Germany during WWII After the death of her brother, she is put into foster care by her mother Unlikely as it may seem, she goes on to form a close relationship with her foster father as she grows up in a nation inundated by the Nazi regime.Along [...]

  23. Occasionally, you will read a novel that offers you new ideas about what a novel can actually do, how point of view and voice can be used differently but powerfully, and how characters can be developed to such an extent that they seem human than those we come into contact with each day This seems to be the case with Markus Zusak s 2005 novel, The Book Thief I first read it on a recommendation from a librarian friend, and now find myself talking about it at great length to anyone who will listen [...]

  24. Full review posted The Book Thief is a story for those who didn t get a voice and damn did it break me I am haunted by humans No coherency beyond this point, you ve been warned I mean, what can I say that already hasn t been said about this book Narrated by your fav, Death HISTORIC FICTION Takes place in Nazi Germany from the POV of a little german girl Lisel is basically us, the girl just wants to read Ft Hans Hubberman as Dad Goals Ft.Saumensch andSaukerl Sweet Rudy Steiner Pain Anguish Death [...]

  25. BR with Nicole I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality But what could I tell her about those things that she didn t already know I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race that rarely do I ever 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 These pictures are self explanatory.There are no words good enough to describe the [...]

  26. THE BEST BOOK I VE READ ALL YEAR He was the crazy one who had painted himself black and defeated the world She was the book thief without the words Was that really necessary I cheated, i got impatient and decided to watch the movie in the middle of the book I was still not prepared The book will hit you like nothing else Maybe i ll write a full review over the weekend if i could stop crying.It s just a small story really, about, among other things A girl Some words An accordionist Some fanatical [...]

  27. The most impressive of its assets is shared by many other historical fictions Its retention of the super sad events at times, solely to divert attention from such baffling horror This, for a young adult novel, hits many nails right on the head Its inventive narration and its somewhat flash fiction demeanor make it altogether lovable Endearing Really, a must A novel I d want my own kid to read

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