Bridge of Clay

Bridge of Clay 7

by Markus Zusak

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 09/10/2018

4/5 Rating 7 Reviews
RRP  $32.99 $26.81

Bridge of Clay is about a boy who is caught in the current of destroying everything he has, to become all he needs to be.

He's a boy in search of greatness, as a cure for memory and tragedy.

He builds a bridge to save his family, but also to save himself.

It's an attempt to transcend humanness, to make a single, glorious moment: A miracle and nothing less.

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Markus Zusak

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. At the age of 30, Zusak has already asserted himself as one of today’s most innovative and poetic novelists.

With the publication of The Book Thief, he has been dubbed a ‘literary phenomenon’ by Australian and US critics.

Zusak is the award-winning author of four previous books for young adults: The Underdog, Fighting Ruben Wolfe, Getting the Girl, and I Am the Messenger, recipient of a 2006 Printz Honor for excellence in young adult literature. He lives in Sydney.

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  • The love of family.

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    It definitely took a while to truely absorb and live with the characters portrayed in this thought provoking novel. For me, Bridge of Clay highlighted the power of love and the commitment we have to each other, not just in a family but in other relationships formed during the path of life. It magnified the fact that every human spirit is capable of adjusting to the winds of change when experiencing loss or misadventure. Bridge of Clay embodies love, strength, endurance and power to face the challenge of living.


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  • Lots to think about

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    This book is Markus Zusak's long-awaited follow-up to The Book Thief. I don't think it's going to reach those heights and it does take a long time to get going, but it is worth it.

    we follow the story of the five Dunbar brothers who live in a house in Sydney without adults.They have struggled since their mother died and father walked out. But they are keen to survive on their own. How did they get to this point though? The book also flashes back and forth to before they were born, and then when they were young and their parents were bringing them up.

    It's a very emotional read a you can imagine and Zusak's writing style makes you feel as if you are one of those boys or at least looking in on them..He does wander off tangent more than once but then this is the thought process of a boy struggling so it could be a good plot device. There's a lot of thinking, pondering and wondering to various degrees.

    So, not one for plot or location really, but an interesting read from a fine writer.

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