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Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak | Review | Guardian Unlimited Books

Philip Ardagh, in effusive mood, after reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusack:

Unsettling, thought-provoking, life-affirming, triumphant and tragic, this is a novel of breathtaking scope, masterfully told. It is an important piece of work, but also a wonderful page-turner. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

I am currently reading this book myself. I'm only a quarter the way through it at the moment, and at this stage feel far more ambivalent about it. In particular, I'm not comfortable [because that's the sort of reader I am] with Zusack's teasing, tantalising approach to storytelling. We shall see.

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