Wednesday, October 21, 2015

TY Books: Zusak, Ellis

Two more recommendations from TY pupils preparing for their Extended Essays:

Henry Carroll has read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak:
"I thought this book was brilliant, I really enjoyed the way the narrator could see what Liesel was thinking as well as what was actually happening: there is a lot of debate over whether the book is narrated by death itself, which I only heard about after reading the book, and this revitalised my interst in the book. My favourite scene from the book is when Liesel takes a book from a Nazi burning. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed the book and would strongly recommend it."

Saffron Perceval comments on American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis:
"If anyone has the idea to read this book I'd recommend re-thinking that idea. It's not that the book is written badly, in fact it's just the opposite. The style is very plain in the sense it's blunt. I think there should be an age limit of only sixteen year olds and up for who can read this book. In the rating I answered quite enjoyable but this doesn't quite fit the reading experience. Nor do any of the other options available. I think the terms harsh, controlled, careful apply and bleak. American Psycho I think can only be described as a black comedy about a world we all see but never admit to be there."

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