This book is a re-read. As a result, this review may contain spoilers. Proceed at your own risk.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Linn Area Reads is a community and library partnership in the county where I live. This year, the selection committee picked The Book Thief by Markus Zusak which I read back in 2010. Part of the program includes discussion groups and a visit from the author. And since the date they announced that The Book Thief has been selected and Markus Zusak would be visiting Iowa, I immediately set out to re-read the book.
I did enjoy my second read through of The Book Thief, but I wasn’t as enamored with it as I was 6 years ago. I have grown as a reader and have encounter other World War II novels and have struck a stronger chord with me in the intervening years.
Agatha H and the Airship City by Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio
I’m not quite sure where to start this review. I finished Agatha H and the Airship City, but I’m not quite sure what I read. I’m confused and perhaps that confusion lead to me finishing the book in hopes that my confusion would be cleared.
There are so many characters in this book and they don’t seem to be properly introduced. Everyone is seemingly connected, but those connections are so haphazardly revealed and usually in the middle of a fight or arguement so it gets lost in the action.