February 2016 – The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

February 8, 2016

Maybe you’ve already seen the movie, but this month we’re going to be reading this fascinating novel by Marcus Zusak.

Peter mentioned on a previous episode that although this story is set during WWII, it isn’t really a war novel.

What do you think? Does Zusak present the tragedy of war and the Holocaust in a new way? Is there anything about his writing that challenges our preconceptions about this period? And what about the narrator himself? Do we get a different take on Death?

Let us know your thoughts in the comment section!

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