He was her best friend. I listened to their last, gasping cries. Beautifully written, mesmerizing characters, great storytelling. Two hundred pages could have been cut from this sucker, easily. Hans with his accordion and his wonderfulness.
If in 2009 you saw a 40-year old man in suit and tie with tears streaming down his face on 7:28am train from Elmhurst to Chicago one summer If in 2009 you saw a 40-year old man in suit and tie with tears streaming down his face on 7:28am train from Elmhurst to Chicago one summer morning. Most of the metaphors and poetic phrases were forced and disguised. Even though she loves to swear at Liesel and others, she loves her. It is sad and yet right, that she is able to get the chance to one last time thank him, for all he has done for her. Does it involve chipmunks, honey and tequila? He is telling us here the book is about Liesel, her books, Hans, Erik and their shared accordion, the Nazis, Max- Erik's son, and the books Liesel steals. To Liesel, the library is the most beautiful sight she's ever seen.
Reader: Oh, man, not you again! Being strange in this context means being alone, being lonely, being alienated, being hungry and cold, as so many people are during these times. Perhaps this why my wife had so big an impact of Markus Zusak's creation of this fictitious character. By the fire, Liesel finally asks Max whether Mein Kampf is a good book, and Max says that it is saved his life. If you want to talk about the book, or why you liked it, or anything else, feel free. She loves how words can fill her up, but then she also realizes that words can be ugly things, especially in the way Hitler can use words to encourage the German people to carry out horrific acts of violence and cause so much suffering. Liesel steals her first book as a way of maintaining a connection with her dead brother. Zusak found a way to give a fresh approach to a much-told story.
First chapter: the novel recovers right away, capturing my interest. Described as an arrogant hothead and a poor gambler, he accuses Hans of cheating at cards. By caring for Max, who still suffers from the loss of his father at a young age, Hans performs an important fatherly duty. In part, she steals it for Rudy, even though he would have preferred something edible. Max begins sleeping on the floor by the fire in Hans and Rosa's bedroom. The only way to really show you what I mean is to select a few quotes and I wish I was better at keeping track of lines I love.
She was forever in Papa's debt for teaching her to read, because it opened up a whole new world to her. She warned me not to read To Kill A Mockingbird and I had a hunch that she is going to present it to me. Hans is not ostracized by his neighbor in part because he plays the accordion warmly. Solamente le prime pagine, però. Questions 4-8 were all about what kind of underwear you're wearing so don't worry about them. I … just … Markus Zusak. It's only smoldering when Liesel steals it.
I've read a lot of positive and negative reviews for this book. Rosa is a coarse, foul-mouthed woman. Zusak, are not William Styron or any one of the other small handful of authors that can get away with Holocaust fiction. Adolf Hitler Historical Fuhrer of Nazi Germany. Zusak, are not Antonin Chekhov. I think this is such an accomplished story. She's also feeling a deep burden of guilt.
It sought to instil in its readers a sense of proper shame. I don't know how to end that fucking book. Hans keeps Erik's accordion and tracks down his family to tell them what happened. In this moment, Liesel is telling Papa, otherwise known as Hans, that she hates Hitler. He looks sick and weary.
When I was a child I asked my Great Aunt Nell why she insisted on engaging me in long and tedious hypothetical debates about morality, human nature, ethics and theology. This marks another change in her life. He's so wonderful and such a sweetheart and just … aggh. Erik and Hans were friends and that was all that mattered to them. She becomes very good friends with Rudy Steiner, the Hubermanns' neighbor.