The Book Thief | Nazi Germany & Beautiful Poetry

This time last week I was thoroughly enjoying The Book Thief. It is one of the best books I have read in a while, purely for the poetry. Every single sentence held lots of meaning so I would love to study this book at a later date.

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Markus Zusak was very clever when he chose to have the book narrated by Death. Not many people could pull this off, but it was perfect. I have not done many English Language studies in a while but this book feeded that hunger!

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“It kills me sometimes, how people die”

I’ve not written poetry in a while. Though this book didn’t inspire me to, it certainly made me appreciate the art of it.

The characters were very lovable and Max’s story was heart-breaking. I would love to watch the film because the visualisation (as I can see from the trailer) is very accurate. With most book-film conversions, I imagine the characters completely differently to how I pictured them in the book.

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This is a book I would love to read again, though I do not have copy of it. I borrowed from a friend (saving my bank account and the environment). I would recommend you do the same, it’s very convenient!

After reading this book, I hit a slump. I went into Pride and Prejudice with very high expectations and didn’t get what I was hoping from the novel. I then moved on to The Secret Barrister. It’s very informative but I can’t read it in large chunks! Now I am slightly recovered, because I am reading a dystopian fiction called Six of Crows (you may have heard of it).


Please recommend me some more of this author, I loved this book ever so much!

What are you reading at the moment?

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24 thoughts on “The Book Thief | Nazi Germany & Beautiful Poetry

  1. I’ve heard so much about it but hadn’t picked it up yet. *sighs wistfully* maybe one day.
    In Six of Crows, have you met Kaz and Jasper (was that his name?) And Inej and the red haired kid yet? I mean, which part have you reached? Or have you finished it? Honestly, I fan-girled so much about this book 😂 It’s amazing! I’m currently reading Imprudence. It takes place in the 90’s, I believe, and it’s pretty interesting so far with how the characters entangle. Besides, it has supernatural creatures soooo ☺

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    • I finished it quite a while ago (last week 😂) along with Crooked Kingdom. Yes, I have been introduced to all the characters. Ooh, Imprudence looks cool. Supernatural creatures are my favourite (I’m a massive Doctor Who fan). Enjoy your book?

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      • I’ve heard the SOC 3 might come out this year. And yuppp. I finished it, and now I’m looking up the third one. The fourth one has recently been published. It’s pretty funny =)

        Which supernatural creature is your fave? I’m not sure if mine is a werewolf or a vampire, tbh. Hard choice XD

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      • There are lots of rumours flying about bookstagram! I do want to see more of the squad. I haven’t read the Shadow and Bone triology (Set before soc) though it is on my birthday list.
        You ask me a very hard question! I love vampires, Twilight or not, and I suppose werewolves are cool too!

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      • I read the Shadow and Bone series! The characters haven’t really stuck in my mind; they weren’t very memorable. But, there were a lot of unexpected surprises. I defo recommend it tho! Not the best book, but still a good one

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  2. Interesting! I re-read this a few weeks ago and actually rated it down two stars. What worked so well for the first time I found annoying this time around. The asides from Death felt like someone interrupting my reading every page or so and they bounced me out of the story.

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  3. The Book Thief is one of my favorite books. Glad to find another reader who enjoyed it as well! It’s just so good.
    The raw humanity on the pages is overwhelming. Death’s commentary, as you said, is a stroke of genius by Markus Zusak. It touches the story in a way that another narrator couldn’t. And for book-lovers it’s just so lovely: Liesel’s infatuation with words, and the way the story weaves around that.
    Thanks for your review!! ❤

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