Sunday, May 1, 2011

Discussion - The Book Thief

Hello All! Feel free to add your thoughts on The Book Thief!


  1. I loved this book! I could not put it down. I found the narrative style so engaging. I loved how it was written from Death's perspective and all the "spoilers" about who was going to die, and who was going to make it. I think this worked because the "how" was only revealed when the right spot in the narrative was reached. I bawled my eyes out when some of the characters did die even despite Death's warning that this was not a happy tale.

    I would highly recommend this to anyone.
    I will purchase it and read it again.
    I think this is a wonderful read, probably the best I've read so far this year.

  2. I did enjoy this novel but I think as of late I've read too many in the 1940 era and it's wearing on me. I had to pause when Hans returns home from the war and he spent the first night in Liesel's bedroom, a comfort to her. If I was Rose, I would not have that! Though I completely understand the sentiment and know that it underlined the special relationship between Liesel and her papa.

    I'm sure many of us can identify with Liesel's love of books and can't imagine not having them readily available. Then having to watch other books burn. We would most likely be Book Thief's too!

  3. I've also read a lot of war stories lately and yet I found this one to be much different than the others. With this one I was hooked in the first 2 pages when I realized it was Death who was telling the story.

    I really enjoyed the relationship between Liesel and her papa. I saw him as a very gentle man and Liesel was the child he always wanted because he was so let down by his own son's behaviour. Actually I found all the characters to be interesting and I invested in all of them.

    Now my questions is...did they marry in the end???

    This was one of my favourite books I've read in a long time!