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January 27, 2013

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Books I've recently read:

  • Iain Banks: The Wasp Factory: A Novel

    Iain Banks: The Wasp Factory: A Novel
    OK I haven't recently read this - it was a few years ago, but it is a landmark book from a very interesting author. (*****)

  • Markus Zusak: The Book Thief

    Markus Zusak: The Book Thief
    This is a great example of storytelling. A different (if overplayed at times) angle means Death is narrating the story of Liesel a spunky girl who lives in Germany in the Second World War. I didn't always like the style of prose/writing and it took me a while to get into it, BUT, I THOROUGHLY enjoyed this book. I loved the characters and interactions, the way such a difficult time is narrated, the 'human-ness' of it all. Sadness, a childhood interrupted - and yet not. Ultimately thought-provoking and uplifting. (****)

  • Markus Zusak: The Book Thief

    Markus Zusak: The Book Thief
    For info: This is the import cover design which I MUCH prefer!

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