Genre: Historical, Drama
Ranking: 3.8 / 5
His first three books, The Underdog, Fighting Ruben Wolfe and When Dogs Cry (also known as Getting the Girl ), released between 1999 and 2001, were all published internationally and garnered a number of awards and honors in his native Australia, and the USA.
Personal Experience with This Book
- The first is the way in which history, which I think is very distracting to the reader, is told. The story is told from the perspective of death itself, that is, death is the one who tells the story and gives many tracks ... and died too ugly or ... died in I do not know how much and I do not know how long, that the reader does not get a death by surprise, not once. That's why I personally did not feel sad to read ... it was like "Oh ... and he is death", or something.
- The second is that even though we know that the story will be sad and that many of these books are quite slow, I felt like the story progressed very slowly. I do not know, maybe it's also because I'm not used to this kind of books. And at the end, then everything happens so fast, the last three chapters are the shortest and less descriptive of the entire book. As it is in the movie, it takes two minutes to see Liesel's life and what happens to her after the last bomber. I wish I would have read more about how she faced her loss. But I did not happen.