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Categorization is odious. There is tremendous overlap among genres. These pigeonholes are offered only as a convenience.

Markus Zusak

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CompletelyNovel April 9th, 2009 02:42 AM PST

Absolutely loved the Book Thief - I did a video review of it with my sister here -

http://www.completelynovel.com/articles/38

It is such an unusually written book - upsetting and uplifting...and also funny. A great read!

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Australian author Markus Zusak grew up hearing stories about Nazi Germany, about the bombing of Munich and about Jews being marched through his mother’s small, German town. He always knew it was a story he wanted to tell.

“We have these images of the straight-marching lines of boys and the ‘Heil Hitlers’ and this idea that everyone in Germany was in it together. But there still were rebellious children and people who didn’t follow the rules and people who hid Jews and other people in their houses. So there’s another side to Nazi Germany,” said Zusak in an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald.

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