Together in Spirit

An online reading group ('TIS a reading group!) to bring together friends, and friends of friends, who aren't able to be in a conventional reading group due to constraints of time or geography.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Book Thief

Well, I can see what Val means about the style which was, what can you say, unusual. However it did not annoy me, it was like a game to follow it and I persevered and liked it. Not sure if there are other books on the topic, but I liked the way it gave a view of what it was like to be just an ordinary person under Hitler's rule, how hard it was to even quietly resist and not get pulled in, how complete the Nazi's control and tyranny was. Yes it was fluffy prose, a playful style with strange ways of telling you things, but it was different, fun, I liked it!