The 10th-anniversary edition of the Sunday Times bestseller and modern classic
MARKUS ZUSAK is the bestselling author of six novels, including
THE BOOK THIEF. His books have been translated into more than forty
languages, to both popular and critical acclaim. He lives in Sydney
with his wife and two children.
Find Markus on his blog www.zusakbooks.com
Extraordinary, resonant and relevant, beautiful and angry.
...a beautifully balanced piece of storytelling...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.
A moving work which will make many eyes brim.
*Independent on Sunday*
This is a weighty novel worthy of universal acclaim. A sense of dread prevades this beautifully written novel. As The Book Thief draws to a close, Death says: "There's a multitude of stories that i allow to distract me as I work." The story of the Book Thief, who tried to change the world in her own small way, proves one formidable and inspiring distraction.
*The Daily Express*
Brilliant and hugely ambitious ... the kind of book that could be life-changing
*New York Times Book Review*
A magical tale.
...a fantastic book...it packs a huge emotional punch.
A tonic much needed amid the ominous menace of an era of such calamity.
Quirky, engaging and beautifully written
*Woman and Home*
His faith in the transformative power of storytelling bestows this gentle but worthwhile novel with its own narrative strength and power.
Absorbing and searing
A major achievement
Deserves a place on the shelf with The Diary of Anne Frank - set to become a classic
Zusak makes his ostensibly gloomy subject bearable in the same way Kurt Vonnegut did in Slaughterhouse 5, with grim, darkly consoling humour
Zusak's playfulness with language leavens the horror and makes the theme more resonant - words can save your life ...It's a measure of how sucessfully Zusak has humanized these characters that even though we know they are doomed, it's no less devastating when Death finally reaches them
One of the most highly anticipated young-adult books in years
*The Wall Street Journal*
'Elegant, philosophical and moving. A work to read slowly and savour. Beautiful and important
Both gripping and touching, a work that kept me up late into the night feverishly reading the last 300 pages
Zusak's novel is a highwire act of inventiveness and emotional suppleness