Bridge of Clay

Bridge of Clay 4

by Markus Zusak

Paperback Publication Date: 09/10/2018

4/5 Rating 4 Reviews
RRP  $32.99 $24.50

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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  • Family Troubles

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    An interesting technique of flipping between the present and the past. Also interesting that Death is again portrayed as a character during the book. I am enjoying reading it but still can't guess where it will lead. I do enjoy the way Markus Zusak records dialogue and thoughts in a very real and Australian way.

  • Worth the effort

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    At first,I struggled with this book. I restarted it three times,before I decided to just roll with the punches.My confusion about who was talking and what was being said gradually faded and the last three quarters of the book moved along clearly and enjoyably. The author puts me in mind of William Faulkner,with his cast of Yoknapatawpha characters. These people give one another very little rope.They are hard and unforgiving. Markus Zusak ,however,gives us the underground currents of these tragic figures.I was very moved by the end and would recommend it most positively.
    Just one personal caveat:at times,for me,the book was a bit twee.The horrors are horrible,the people are unforgiving,you just know there's a heart of gold in each and every one.Is this real life? My only reservation is this. Otherwise, it's a great follow-up for the "Book Thief" man.

  • awsome book

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    grabbed my heart

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