Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The Book Thief

I just got done reading a book called "The Book Thief" Well actually I listened to it on audio book in my car while I delivered pizza. Rarely does a book bring up such emotion and reflects on life and love and passion for the art and literature.

The book from the perspective of Death is a look into the life of a small girl named Liesel who lives in Nazi Germany. It may seem strange to use a time period and place of such evil and yet by using art and literature Zusak is able to show that great goodness and humanity can exist in even the toughest of times.
The book in a way was a tragic one because of all the killing that went on in World War II but unlike other tragedies this book left me with a feeling of love for the characters and a sense of awe at the writing skill of Markus Zusak.
I discovered "The Book Thief because I read a different book by Zusak called "I am the messenger" which was also one of the best books I have ever read. I would highly recommend both of these books as they are pure works of art that show how beautiful life can be even in tough times.
Rarely do I see a movie where I leave it and feel wonderful feelings of emotion and when I do these often become my favorite movies. Even more rarely is when I read a book that does the same thing and "The Book Thief" is one of those books.


Jake Bright said...

Sounds very intriguing, I hate reading, but if that's how you feel at the end, I guess it wouldn't hurt picking it up

Jake Bright said...

Oh, about Chad the Warrior, I don't use the borders because I want the comic to look like a school doodle, to give it a younger feel