Parthapratim Neog Neog itibaren Juna Katriya, Gujarat, Hindistan
To begin with I found this book, whilst very informative and interesting, to be slow. It has been a while since I've not wanted to pick up a book and read it, yet that was what happened with 'The Book Thief'. . . until around page 355 that is (which is a shame in itself really, over half of the book I had no desire to read yet carried on plowing through it). I liked that the book was narrated by Death as it is something that I've not encountered before and I found it be rather enlightening, and I enjoyed when the little breaks in narration would happen and you would experienced some Death insights. Even after having read this book, I can't decide if I liked the overall plot or not. Yes, it was different to see the other side of Nazi Germany but the characters (especially Rosa and Hans) didn't have enough depth to them. In fact Rudy was probably my favourite character in the entire book and I enjoyed his antics (teared up a little both when he gave the teddy bear to the dying British pilot and when he himself died, if I'm being honest). I'm not sure if I would read this book again but I would happily recommend it for somebody else to read.