I read The Book Thief recently. It was amazing.
Australian writer Markus Zusak has such a way with writing. His words jump off the page and invite you into their world. They’re always doing something that normally, words wouldn’t.
Example: Someone speaks, and Zusak would write something like “Her words ran around the corridor before they slapped him in the face.” – I’m not going to spoil any more, there’s so much of that!
It’s a very gripping story. I openly wept at parts. I cry when I read books some times. The Road was also a killer.
It’s about a girl in 1939 in Nazi Germany and growing up through the war. The story is narrated by Death, the character, who makes it a point that he doesn’t have a sickle, or scythe, or anything like that.
I very very much enjoyed this book. Apparently, the movie is also pretty great. Check it out! You’ll do yourself a favour with this book.
Quote: “The best word shakers were the ones who understand the true power of words. They were the ones who could climb the highest. One such word shaker was a small, skinny girl. She was renowned as the best word shaker of her region because she knew how powerless a person could be without words.”
I’ll be adding it to my shelf.