Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

January Books 16) The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

A gripping narrative of a girl growing up in Munich before and during the second world war; she steals books from the Mayor's house, her foster parents hide a Jew in the basement and everything is distorted by Nazism and then by the war. The story is told in the first person by Death, who gets plenty of clients in the course of the book. Lots of good description, though I wasn't entirely clear about the conclusion.

Top LibraryThing Unsuggestion: Institutes of the Christian Religion, by John Calvin
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