So I was thinking “How can anyone not like The Book Thief?” Which, of course, there’s bound to be, so I found these people on goodreads who didn’t like it, they gave their reasons, and, being the open-minded person that I am, understood where they were getting at. Ugh, but no. I still think The Book Thief was brilliantly written, and NOT gimmicky at all. It was different, it definitely had heart, it was melancholic at times, the characters just get to you. Sigh. But what can one do. There will always be a difference of opinion on everything.
I’ve always wanted to go to Australia. Now I have even more reason to go there because when I do go there, I will immediately go to one of their bookstores, and buy every YA novel by Markus Zusak, and those other YA novels I discovered here. Assuming I’m a millionaire when I arrive there. *severe frustration*
if you have read the book thief
i really really like you
that’s my favorite book ever
And this is how, I fell for this book.
I have never loved an author as much as I love Markus Zusak. I don’t know why. So all of these posts about people meeting him and having him sign their books give me so much frustration. I WANT THAT. Why is this not happening to me? *queue tantrums*
Somehow I have the following:
And probably a lot more but these are foremost on my mind.
I’m really sad that there are few Markus Zusak books in our bookstores. I’ve managed to get my hands on “The Book Thief” and “I am the messenger” after much bookhunting and months of waiting, and I don’t think he’s that popular (here) which I like, but then I also want other people to discover what an amazing writer he is. I need more of his books.
Finished reading Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It was long and winding. Marquez just isn’t my cup of tea. And can I not read one of his novels without some sort of pedophilic element in it? My God man. But who am I to judge a Nobel prize-winning author, eh? Things I learned: love and marriage is never what we expect it to be. For me, Doctor Juvenal Urbino and Fermina daza’s marriage was a good one, despite its many flaws and how initially there was no love between them. Yep, romanticism is overrated.
Off to reading Markus Zusak’s I am the Messenger. I love that man.
people who have a way with words are gifted and I envy them. *whisper: I think Markus Zusak is one such person*
Oh my god. Wouldn’t it be amazing if The Book Thief was made into a movie? And with the quality of Pan’s Labyrinth or something. I just love this book so much. More people should be aware of it. n__n
This is a fanmade trailer.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I fell in love with this book last year. I read the txt version, and it was frustrating because I couldn’t view the illustrations. So I waited for a year for this to be available in our bookstores. It should have been on bookshelves since it was first published! But things come late in our town. If it isn’t turned into a movie it won’t be sold in the bookstore.
I told myself that I should really own a copy. Even if I’ve read it before, it’s just so good. No matter what, when I find this in a bookstore, I will buy it. Thank God fifth time’s the charm.
only when I bought the book that I realized it belonged to the young adult section. I mean, it doesn’t read like young adult at all. I thought it was a novel. Written in a different but beautiful style, and read by every age.