'The Book Thief' Is a Tale of a Present That Promises No Future
12 Nov 2013 // 3:00 AM
Death's voiceover doesn't so much shape The Book Thief as direct your reading of it, which is to say, it describes what you see and suggests what you might think about it.
The Old Curiosity Shop
2 Jun 2009 // 4:59 PM
If you like your Dickens dark, this is about as bleak as it gets.