Book Club Discussion Notes: The book thief by Marcus Zusak

This month the First Wednesday Book Group discussed Marks Zusak’s book The Book Thief. This book was praised highly by the group for the characters and style and rated as one of the best books they have read. It has won awards in Australia and overseas.Some comments by the group:-

  • “It gave the war and Nazi Germany a human face. The relationships between Liesel and Rudy, and Liesel and Papa were beautifully portrayed”
  • “ Fabulous characterisation, loved the humour throughout”
  • “As a reader you start to feel very involved. Style similar to The breakfast of champions by Kurt Vonnegut Jr”
  • “Got to know the characters very well, they were three dimensional”
  • “One of the best books I have read. Full of human kindness”
  • “Also one of the best books I have read. Looking at war from a different perspective”
  • “I cried at the end because I had finished it- I loved it so much”
  • “Every page was a joy. This is the first book I have read where Germans are humanised”

This month the First Wednesday Book Group discussed Marks Zusak’s book The Book Thief. This book was praised highly by the group for the characters and style and rated as one of the best books they have read. It has won awards in Australia and overseas.

Some comments by the group:-

  • “It gave the war and Nazi Germany a human face. The relationships between Liesel and Rudy, and Liesel and Papa were beautifully portrayed”
  • “ Fabulous characterisation, loved the humour throughout”
  • “As a reader you start to feel very involved. Style similar to The breakfast of champions by Kurt Vonnegut Jr”
  • “Got to know the characters very well, they were three dimensional”
  • “One of the best books I have read. Full of human kindness”
  • “Also one of the best books I have read. Looking at war from a different perspective”
  • “I cried at the end because I had finished it- I loved it so much”
  • “Every page was a joy. This is the first book I have read where Germans are humanised”
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