DENbrarian January, 2014: The Book Thief
From Goodreads: "The extraordinary #1New York Timesbestseller that will be in movie theaters on November 15, 2013, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still...."
This book is beyond perfection. The writing is absolutely wonderful, and it's narrated by Death, which just gives it this really interesting touch. I don't really know how to describe why I love it, but I really cannot recommend it enough. ***warning: this is extremely sad. I just finished it, and I had literal tears coming out of my eyes. It's sad. But it's really, really worth it.
The Book Thief - extremely powerful. Extreme beauty in all the ugly. Read it.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. "Part One: The Gravedigger's Handbook"
“I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her that she didn’t already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race—that rarely do I 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….I am haunted by humans.” -Death (The Book Thief by Markus Zusak)
The Book Thief - Love this book! Need to reread it - almost at the end of the book . . . so many quotable sentences!
The Book Thief - love love love this
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
theschmemma: "She was the book thief without words."