The Written World--a blog I've been following for most of the time I've been blogging--and I thought I'd join in the fun. I believe the most recent recurrence of this is from Jenni Elyse's blog.
Today's prompt: A book that makes you sad
I'm going to go with Markus Zusak's The Book Thief. It is always an experience. I don't think I can improve upon my last review:
The Book Thief leaves me
speechless. If humans leave Death, the narrator, feeling haunted, I can
say the same of the narrator. Could a book have a better narrator? I
doubt it. There is something so perfectly-perfectly-perfect about The
Book Thief. It is beautiful and brilliant; absorbing and compelling. It
goes ugly places, to be sure, but the language, the style, just can't be
beat. I mean this is a novel that wows and amazes. The characters are
so real, so vivid. I mean these characters are very real, very human,
very flawed, but the connection is so intense.
I don't love it because it's an easy read. I don't love it because it's
a happy, happy novel. I love it because it is beautiful, haunting,
ugly, yet hopeful.
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