Shaun Rynne Rynne itibaren Bolshoye Pekhovo, Novgorodskaya oblast', Rusya
صعب أن نتقبل شخص يتكلم على نفسه بمثل هذا الوضوح وهذا التعري لكني أعتقد أنها انتصار ضد ذاته الرواية جديرة بالقراءة
Imagine Piers Anthony's On a Pale Horse meets The Diary of Anne Frank and that's the sensibility of this book. The story is narrated by Death, who is neither precisely a benevolent nor malevolent force. He just sort of is--and he's totally overworked between the years 1939-1943, as you can imagine. His commentary on the human condition--given that he sees both our best and our worst selves--is particularly interesting. The book is labeled as young adult fiction, but it's really anybody's fiction. The Book Thief is extremely well written and a welcome new wrinkle on a painful genre. The characters are complex, layered, and the book is simply wonderful. While it's only April, I'd have to say this is my favorite read thus far for 2009. It'll have to be something pretty darn stupendous to knock this one off the pillar. Late December addendum: without a doubt, this was my favorite read of 2009.