I remember always having a book in my hands growing up. It was my way of escaping. I now listen as well as read!
I generally don't watch a movie until I have read the book. This time I saw the movie first. The book was better.
I really loved this book. The performance from the narrator was fantastic. I loved the story and was very satisfied with the ending. I felt like I was really there in the story. I would definitely read more titles from this author.
An intricately woven tale with rich fully developed characters and storyline. The narration is brilliant and helped me to truly "Read" this book.
I'm hard to please. You won't be disappointed.
I have a photo of my mother taken sometime in 1945 outside of Munich. She is 9 years old and in rags and is gathered around a US GI, with 7 or 8 other children. There are dozens of superlatives I could use to describe the book thief, but none do it justice. I'm grateful to the author for illuminating the humanity, humor, and horror of that time.
The Book Thief is at once compelling and devastating. Never has a book shown me a sky more cleverly and seductively described, each capturing any mix of my five senses. The story is a compelling blend of character and context, and the levity of Death as the narrator gives it a wonderful balance. And Alan Corduner's Death is unrivaled.