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The Book Thief (English, Paperback, Zusak Markus)

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The Book Thief  (English, Paperback, Zusak Markus)

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Highlights
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Genre: Fiction
  • ISBN: 9780552773898, 0552773891
  • Edition: Reprint, 2008
  • Pages: 560
Description

In Nazi Germany, a young girl whose parents have been whisked away to a concentration camp steals a book. Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief is her story, the story of how Death, the Hooded One, visits her.

Summary of the Book

During the Holocaust, the Angel of the Night, Death, also known as the Hooded One, is a very busy being. He is constantly having to whisk away Jews killed by the Nazis at their concentration camps. He encounters a young girl named Liesel, whose parents have been taken to one of the camps. Liesel lives with her foster parents, and her experiences during the war bring subtle changes in her. Death watches as Liesel steals a book, and he begins to follow her as she tries to find more to read in an attempt to escape the gloomy world she is a part of.

About Markus Zusak

Markus Zusak is an Australian writer known for The Messenger and When Dogs Cry.

The Book Thief won the Ena Noel Award, the Kathleen Mitchell Award and the German Youth Literature Prize.

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Book Details
Imprint
  • Black Swan
Publication Year
  • 2008 January
Contributors
Author Info
  • Markus Zusak, a prize-winning author, lives in Sydney with his wife and daughter. The Doubleday hardback of The Book Thief , published at the beginning of January 07, stayed in the top ten of the Sunday Times bestsellers for nine weeks. It was published to critical acclaim in Australia and in America where it reached No. 1 on the The New York Times bestsellers list. Film rights have been optioned by the makers of The Devil Wears Prada. Find out more by visiting the website - thebookthief.com
Dimensions
Width
  • 33 mm
Height
  • 198 mm
Length
  • 127 mm
Depth
  • 1.49 inch
Weight
  • 387 gr
Ratings & Reviews
4.6
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395 Reviews
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5

life changing

This novel has the potential of changing the reader's thinking towards the world and its people ! I am completely moved after reading this piece of art by markus zusak ! Just so creative and awesome ! He has written something really unbelievable and beautiful . The sufferings of world...what is to be happy and sad ! He finds happiness in such unbeleivable things... this is one of my favourites...
just a classic , a must read novel for teens.
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Inderjeet Singh

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5

A Celebration Of Words

There are books(most of them) which after having read, find their places back to the shelf, to be lost in the midst of the growing dust, chucked into oblivion, perhaps for ages. And then there are the books that find a place in the readersâ?? heart owing to their inimitable quality. Books which urge the reader to heave them out of the shelf now and then, to remove any gathered dust. The Book Thief as you can guess has found its place, in the latter category. This book is truly a celebration...
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Feb, 2012

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Great Book! Bad Quality!

The Book is awesome - content as in.
But the packaging from Flipkart is so disappointing. The book wasnt covered in bubblewrap or even protective covering. Just put inside a cardboard box of the wrong side. The entire book got dogeared. And, the front cover started peeling into 3 layerd within 2 days of using it.
Hoping for a better packaging and quality next time over.
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Yamini Kumar

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Sep, 2014

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Genre defying

It is really hard to place this book among the established genres. There is a little of everything a good book, in the traditional sense, needs. But the book simply transcends beyond these elements and stands on its own.

The first element that captured my attention was the narration made by 'Death'. Marvel! He chooses to tell a story set during the holocaust period. One doesn't have to relate themselves to their historical scholarship to devour this gem. The story, holocaust or not, stands o...
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Pradeep J.

Dec, 2012

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5

Terrific

It's just superb ! It's a super cool book by Markus Zusak.I simply love it
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Mar, 2019

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Wonderful

great job Flipkart! very timely delivery as shown in the app, nice packaging without any faults
other than that the book itself is very amazing the cover is quite good I haven't read it but can surely Say that it would be very good ☺️☺️
#satisfied#flipkart#amazing
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May, 2018

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5

Super!

I read the ebook version first. Then decided to go for the paperback to keep the book in my collection. It is an amazing novel written in lyrical voice. The grim tone of death as the narrator is appealing enough to keep you hooked till the last page. It is a thick book. But that's OK with me. I love thick books with slow narration. A must read for people who like poetic storytelling
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Anasua Ghosh

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8 months ago

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In love with Liesel Meminger

This book is smartly written. Mr Zusak has beautifully utilized the 'colours'. The sufferings of common people, both Jews and 'good' Germans have been portrayed. All the characters are matured. One of the best Holocaust novels. However this could have been better. Still it's better than the movie of same title. Nobody is going to regret after reading it.

The binding quality of the book is average (as done in India) and paper quality is good.
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Soumen Kumar Roy

Certified Buyer, Bhadreswar

Feb, 2015

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A true wordsmith in action!

A book about the love for words in a world where the love for fellow humans was scarce. A celebration of innocence, tragedy and the ultimate truth of life. It is not just a good book, there is something to be learnt in every page.
When i first started reading the book, the treatment was interesting, the technique of writing different and refreshing. But what makes you go from page to page in a hurry as you want to savor each word is the simplicity in which the writer creates his images- of p...
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Surabhi

Mar, 2013

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Classy product

If u want a quick read, this book is not for you
If u want a story with happy endings, this book is not for u
But, if u love to read and if you love to care about the characters you read bout and if you love to have your heart broken and mended, then dont waste a single second and buy this book.
Flipkart delivery was quick and package condition was good.
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Anmol Khandelwal

Certified Buyer, Ghaziabad

Mar, 2017

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Questions and Answers
Q:Is this book pirated? Because some reviews suggest so
A:Yet to read the book after buying through flipkart..But going by the looks the book is certainly not pirated.
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Q:What is the difference between the book having black cover and the other book having eyes on its cover?
A:the book has multiple editions. the cover keeps changing from one edition to another. but the content is same.
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Q:How is the quality of the book cover and pages
A:It's good
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Q:Is this book hardcover??
A:no, paperback.
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Q:Can I get a bookmark pls
A:Yes you do
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Q:are the pages white enough and not yellowish?
A:Well,the pages are neither white nor yellow but they are absolutely readable.If you are going for the content and not the pages ,its inexplicable.I would say go for it.You'll surely enjoy the book!
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Q:Is this book emotional?
A:Yes for me it definitely was.I cried at the end
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Q:what's the minimum age of reading this book?
A:Ideal for ages 13 and above
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Q:how many pages are there in this book
A:550 pages
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Q:is it have simple english?. could beginner read and understand?
A:YES.
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