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Subject: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Date Posted: 7/1/2007 10:46 AM ET
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Has anyone read this? http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780375842207-The+Book+Thief

I'm about 100 pages in and it is gooooood. I don't want to say too much and ruin the book for anyone, but this is such a compelling story!

The story is narrated by Death, and I really thought the narrating was going to get on my nerves at the beginning, but it actually adds insight to the story that helps to move the action along. The main character is a little girl; a very admirable, strong-hearted little girl who has already had some pretty rough things happen to her, but you get the feeling that this little girl will make it. Well, I hope she does!

Guys, this one is a page-turner that is actually making me anxious! The wishlist is huge though. I'd pass this copy around with you guys, but it isn't mine.  :-(   It's categorized as a young adult novel, but don't let that throw you; the book is GOOD, and I don't feel like I'm reading a YA novel. Add this one to your wishlists!

Date Posted: 7/1/2007 5:15 PM ET
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A 560 page YA book?!? Wowzers.

It looks very good. I will have to do the add thing once AGAIN.

Date Posted: 7/1/2007 7:43 PM ET
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Sorry, but I simply couldn't get into this book I tried 1 CD disc, which should be more than enough.  Guess I just didn't like DEATH as a narrator!  Marian

Date Posted: 7/2/2007 8:00 AM ET
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Aww, you should have kept with it! I agree, at the beginning, Death got on my nerves too, but he narrates less and less as the book goes along. At the beginning, he rambles a bit and spends several pages setting up the story, but later he gives hints and clues about what is coming next. The clues are enigmatic and really pull you in. I'm really enjoying it!

Date Posted: 7/2/2007 8:18 AM ET
Member Since: 7/30/2005
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Wow Valli it sounds interesting.

Date Posted: 7/2/2007 8:24 AM ET
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This book has 213 people waiting to read it.And I am the 213 person.



Last Edited on: 7/2/07 8:42 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/2/2007 1:36 PM ET
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That's ok Anne. I'm 212!!!

Date Posted: 7/2/2007 7:45 PM ET
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Wow, I didn't realize that the wishlist was THAT long!

Date Posted: 7/2/2007 8:22 PM ET
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I was surprised the wishlist was so long .I  had no idea until I added  the book to my wishlist:)



Last Edited on: 7/2/07 10:32 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/3/2007 7:28 PM ET
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My son is reading it right now, and he says it's the best book he's ever read.  It's not the kind of book I normally read, but I may have to see what all of the fuss is about. ;)

Date Posted: 8/3/2007 7:48 PM ET
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I consider this to be one of the best books I have ever read.  I thought it was just incredible!  I wrote to the author afterward to let him know how much I loved it and he took the time to respond to me (at least as far as I know it was him!  LOL).  I believe a couple of the events were based on real-life experiences of his relatives.  I highly recommend this book!