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31 January 2019
I have just finished Markus Zuzak's 'Bridge of Clay' a few days ago and I felt I must write to express my admiration for his latest book. Thank you Markus for your persevering in completing your book over that long 13 years. It is wonderful and belongs in my top 5 list of all time and I read a great deal. In Marcus' usual style it is somewhat difficult to access in the first 50 pages and I would recommend that all who read try not to put the book down in the initial chapters - keep going. Marcus' style is very unique, I can't really explain it and even though there is some similarity to the style used by the narrator in 'The Book Thief', it actually takes a lot longer to realise who is telling the story. The characters are very unique and one feels very sympathetic to all of them as their stories are slowly revealed. I would have loved to have met the boys' mother Penelope as she is drawn as an unbelievably resilient woman and loved her boys so fiercely it was hard to comprehend. I can't say much about the story because half the fun in reading 'The Bridge' is actually figuring out what is really going on. I don't think I have ever read a book which demands so much of its readers to keep going. Needless to say it is a wonderful,wonderful story of love, tragedy and sacrifice. Bravo Markus
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