Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Book Thief

Over the weekend I finished The Book Thief. (and yes, it's now Wednesday, and I'm only now getting to posting it. Sigh.)

This was my second attempt at this book. I'd heard from numerous people for a few years now that the book is fabulous. When I tried reading it a few years ago, I made it about 40ish pages in, and quit. It wasn't bad, but it definitely wasn't great.
This time, I forced myself to persevere. It's definitely an...odd story, especially in how it's written.
The setting is small town Germany, World War II, and all in all, it's depressing. In some ways, it leaves you feeling sympathetic for the Germans who weren't fanatical Nazis, but it's still depressing. A few tears were shed towards the end, and there wasn't a resolution to leave you feeling content. Just...empty.

Gee, I bet everyone wants to read this now, huh?

9 comments:

  1. haha! I'm not a big fan of depressing books! I read enough depressing stuff already for school. When I read 'for fun', i want it to be something uplifting : )

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  2. Oooh, depressing, my favorite! :)

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  3. hahaha-i'm always looking for fun quick reads, so i'm thinking this one will have to take the backburner!

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  4. I'm not a depressing book fan either! I was just determined to finish it!!

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