[Prime] The Book Thief.Author Markus Zusak – Collateralloan.co

a beautifully balanced piece of storytellingUnsettling, thought provoking, life affirming, triumphant and tragic, this is a novel of breathtaking scope, masterfully told It is an important piece of work, but also a wonderful page turner Guardian Zusak s playfulness with language leavens the horror and makes the themeresonant words can save your lifeIt s a measure of how sucessfully Zusak has humanized these characters that even though we know they are doomed, it s no less devastating when Death finally reaches them Publishers Weeklythis is a weighty novel worthy of universal acclaimA sense of dread prevades this beautifully written novelAs The Book Thief draws to a close, Death saysThere s a multitude of storiesthat I allow to distract me as I work The story of the Book Thief, who tried to change the world in her own small way, proves one formidable and inspiring distraction Lianne Kolirin Daily Expressa moving work which will make many eyes brim Marianne Brace Independent on Sundayit is certainly extraordinary, resonant and relevant, beautiful and angry Lisa Hilton Seven The Independent It isIn Nazi Germany, the country is holding its breath Death has never been busier and will become busier stillBy her brother s graveside, Liesel s life is changed forever when she picks up a single object, abandoned in the snow It is The Gravedigger s Handbook, and this is her first act of book thievery So begins Liesel s love affair with books and words, and soon she is stealing from Nazi book burnings, the mayor s wife s librarywherever there are books to be found But these are dangerous times, and when Liesel s foster family hides a Jew in their basement, nothing will ever be the same againIn superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award winning author Markus Zusak has given us one of the most enduring stories of our timeNow a major film from Twentieth Century Fox starring Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson