Author Advent 20 : Markus Zusak

"This year I finally read Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses. I originally got into it by listening to the Brad Pitt narrated audio version, and I soon found myself in the book itself. It’s a great book for feeling like you’re truly there, and when McCarthy says something like ‘He could see so clearly that all his life had led only to this moment, and that all after it led nowhere at all’, you’re hit with beauty and devastation simultaneously, and what more can you ask for from a writer?"
Markus Zusak
The Book Thief

Each day until December 24th an author featured at TVFH over the last few years tells us of their favourite read of 2009 in our Author Advent. You'll have to provide your own chocolates and there's no little door to open, but you could try placing your hand over your eyes and then removing it again. Authors include the likes of Julian Barnes, Iain Banks, Paul Torday, Patrick Gale and Marina Lewycka. And for those of you who like lists, we'll list them all on December 29th.

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