The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak | Teens | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0375842209 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 7/8/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, July 08, 2018
I got this slightly-battered softcover from this Little Free Library in Londonderry NH, while dropping off some books of my own. It inspired a 2013 film.

The book opens with a cheery introduction by its narrator, who happens to be Death. (Since I've read a number of very positive literary interpretations of the Grim Reaper, from the marvelous Discworld version to Neil Gaiman's goth-girl version to Mr Death and the Redheaded Woman, I was neither surprised nor put off by this!)

By starting this way, with a (very short) list of survivors, we know going in that there will be many deaths, but the way the story unfolds is rather charming - while also providing a growing tension as to how bad the crash will be when it comes. There are shifts in viewpoint, references to different books that have some impact on the plot (whether by drawing the "book thief" of the title to try and rescue them or by inspiring the entire Holocaust), flashbacks to earlier times, and even a hand-drawn book from one character that's presented in the middle of the text...

[There's a TV Tropes page on the book and film, with some entertaining tidbits.]

Released 2 yrs ago (7/9/2018 UTC) at Little Free Library, Kestrel Lane in Westford, Massachusetts USA


I left this book in the Little Free Library; hope someone enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in MA here.]

*** Released for the 2018 Movie release challenge. ***

Journal Entry 3 by RickSilva at Westford, Massachusetts USA on Friday, July 13, 2018
Found this one at a Little Free Library in Westford MA where I was dropping off a couple of books that were duplicates. I'm interested in reading this, but I'm starting to accumulate a lot of books for my trip back to China, so I decided to leave this one in the wild.

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